2008 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR AND DIVERSITY TRAINING SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/2008 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR AND DIVERSITY TRAINING SYMPOSIUM// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THAT THE 2008 NAVY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 
ADVISOR (EOA) AND DIVERSITY TRAINING SYMPOSIUM WILL BE HELD AT THE 
HILTON MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS, TN FROM 22-26 SEPTEMBER 2008.  THIS YEAR'S 
THEME IS "ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE:  PATHWAY TO A HEALTHIER COMMAND 
CLIMATE."  MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION BY NAVY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISORS 
(EOAS), COMMAND MANAGED EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (CMEO) REPRESENTATIVES AND 
COMMAND LEVEL LEADERSHIP IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
2.  THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE SYMPOSIUM IS TO CONDUCT PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR COMMAND LEVEL EOAS, CMEOS AND OTHER LEADERSHIP.  
THE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE INCLUDES BRIEFS BY SENIOR LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY 
AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS, AND EXPERIENCED TRAINING 
PROFESSIONALS.  TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON EFFECTIVE INTERPERSONAL 
COMMUNICATIONS, CURRENT DIVERSITY STRATEGY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICIES, 
AND THE NAVY DIVERSITY CAMPAIGN PLAN.
3.  COORDINATION AMONG ECHELON II, ECHELON III, AND REGIONAL COMMANDS 
IS ENCOURAGED TO ENSURE COST EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION BY EOAS AND TO 
OPTIMIZE PARTICIPATION BY CMEOS AND COMMAND LEADERSHIP.  USE OF 
AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION IS ENCOURAGED TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS.
4.  EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE SYMPOSIUM IS RECOMMENDED.  ON-SITE 
REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED BASIS.  PARTICIPANTS ARE 
RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN RESERVATIONS.  RECOMMENDED LODGING IS AT THE 
HILTON MEMPHIS (SITE OF THE SYMPOSIUM).  
5.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MR. ALFRED HARRIS, NAVY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 
PROGRAM MANAGER, AT (901) 874-4283/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
MILL_EO_ADVICE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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