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Registration Information COMING SOON... 

Welcome to the preview page for the 2021 Governor's Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD)! The Governor's LEAD Conference is one of the largest conferences of its kind in the region, and largest in the state. We are excited to host this year’s event virtually, buidling on the success of the 2021 which attracted over 1,000 registrants. Attendees will hear from a powerful line-up of speakers addressing a wide-range of topics centered on leadership, equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. 

Who will be there?

In 2020, the two-day conference featured an all-star lineup of regional panelists and speakers from both the private and public sectors.  We are currently planning another stellar agenda. Stay tuned for 2021 LEAD Conference speaker details...

Why should I attend?

This professional development opportunity has attracted over 1,000 management, legal, HR, administrative and other diversity professionals from across the Commonwealth. Not only, will attendees be provided with the resources and tools to navigate today’s workplace and changing workforce, some attendees will also be eligible to receive professional development credit.

Attendees will also be able to join us for a special presentation of the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award which recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion in their community. 

Sponsorship Opportunity

If you would like to partner with the 2021 Governor's LEAD Conference and connect with thousands of professionals during the two-day virtual event, complete the RFP below before March 15. For questions, please contact Tracy Gritton.

Click here to access 2021 LEAD Conference RFP

RFP Instructions: Click on "guest access", type "sponsor" in the keyword search 

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For more information or questions about the 2021 Governor’s Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD), please contact the Office of Diversity, Equality and Training at 502.564.8000. 

We hope to see you at the 2021 Governor's LEAD Conference, Nov. 18 - 20! Join the conversation on social media #KyLEAD2021.

                   
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Nomination Information COMING SOON...

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is no longer now accepting nominations for the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award.

This award recognizes the achievements of Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to promoting equal employment opportunities, pioneered diversity initiatives or have made significant contributions to the advancement of any protected class.
The Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award will be presented during the 2021 Governors Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD).

Since 1989, the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award has been presented to 70 recipients, including, Governor Steven Beshear, Whitney M. Young Jr. and Muhammad Ali. Click here to view full list of recipients.


For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equality and Training at 502.564.8000.