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Welcome to the preview page for the 2021 Governor's Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD)! This conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the region. We are excited to host yet another virtual event, building on the success of the 2020 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 such as:

              • Governor Andy Beshear
              • Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman
              • Karim Ellis, Founder of Empowered Education
              • Renee Shaw, KET
              • Hannah Drake, Spoken Word Artist
              • Dr. Rosz Akins, Executive Director, BMW Academy

We are currently reaching out to some amazing speakers, so stay tuned for official 2021 LEAD Conference agenda.

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.

Additionally, attendees will 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. 


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 LEAD Conference, Nov. 18 - 19! 

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 Governor's Conference on Leadership, Equality, Accessibility and Diversity (LEAD).

Since 1989, the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award has been presented to 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.