A Bittersweet Reflection on the 2015 AZILG Conference


The Expected and Unexpected at AZILG

Another AZILG conference has successfully ended and left its audience with more knowledge and connections than when it began. As one of our favorite conferences to attend, the AZILG committee truly poured their heart and souls into the planning, preparation, and careful consideration of each session. Attendees gained great insight in the proposed Equal Pay Report, compensation, Section 503 and VEVRAA effects, and transgender etiquette. It was quite an eclectic group of topics that elicited a whole gamete of discussions. For example, as the topic of transgender is trending and getting national spotlight, one of the session's discussed the proper terminology and etiquette to support transgender colleagues in the workplace. Many of the terms had not been identified before to the audience, so it turned out to be quite educational and filled with inquisitive hand raises for our speakers.

AZILG Conference Highlights

Typically, the November AZILG conference focuses on compliance. This conference, being no different, focused a lot of attention on regulations such as VEVRAA, Section 503, and different issues surrounding EEO. A regular speaker in the compliance circuit, Candee Chambers, compared fact to fiction regarding the new OFCCP compliance regulations, which is always an interesting session to attend. Another interesting presenter touched on best practices for handling OFCCP regulations and how to handle the seemingly increase of aggressive audits. These were just a couple of the interesting sessions presented this year, but rest assured, all presenters executed their presentations with finesse and spoke on extremely relevant topics. It was a bittersweet end to the conference as all attendees were excited about their new knowledge gained, but sad to depart from their connections and the Arizona ILG staff. Thank you, AZILG staff for another memorable few days of conferencing and to all the people that stopped by the SourceCast booth. We certainly enjoyed meeting everyone.