Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9, 2013
Double Tree Hotel
Burlington, Vermont

Does your organization struggle to recruit and retain people

from historically diverse backgrounds? 

Would you like better organizational buy-in around 

affirmative recruitment efforts? 

Do the people responsible for hiring wish they had better resources to understand and manage complex recruitment processes?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many organizations face similar challenges and continue to search for resources to help them change and create affirmative and sustainable recruitment practices.


Limited to 50 participants, the Affirmative Recruitment Institute (ARI) is a one of a kind, three-day institute designed to provide participants with an intimate learning experience that will afford them the foundational awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to rethink and reshape their current hiring practices to recruit and retain staff from diverse backgrounds.


Over the past ten years, Dr. Stacey Miller and Dennis DePaul have been part of the national movement that businesses, higher education, and non-profits are experiencing around increasing the number of professionals they hire from traditionally underrepresented groups. They have led significant organizational change efforts that assist organizations in shifting how hiring has typically occurred: “the good ol’ boys network,” to more open and inclusive processes.


A previous participant of one of their Affirmative Recruitment workshops had this to say, “I recently had the privilege of attending two trainings with Dennis and Stacey. Instantly their infectious relationship draws you in, while their humor and genuine emotion guides you through a tough subject. You will stay easily engaged until the end and find yourself thinking about how you can own your personal biases.” 

Why should you attend?

As cited from Rose Johnson, “In this era of economic globalization, many companies are making efforts to achieve workforce diversity, which aims to employ workers from different backgrounds to provide tangible and intangible benefits to the organization.” However making this happen mandates a different and more inclusive approach to hiring, which can ultimately give your organization a competitive edge. If you are looking to diversify your organization or to generate different ideas or new perspectives, if you are diversifying to address the needs of the clients you serve; ARI will help you understand the complexities involved in developing and designing a truly affirmative recruitment process so that your organization can yield results.

Who should attend?

  • Organizational Leadership (i.e. Directors and Executive Directors, CEOs, Presidents, and other key decision makers)
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Lead/Talent Search Recruiters
  • Organizational Search Committee Chairs and Members
  • Anyone who is responsible for managing hiring processes and is interested in learning more about affirmative recruitment

Institute Dates and Schedule

Thursday, November 7, - Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 1 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 

Affirmative Recruitment Foundations and Grounding Principles

Day 2 – Friday, November 8, 2013

Creating an Affirmative Recruitment Plan and Process

Day 3 – Saturday, November 9, 2013

Learning in Action & Institute Closing

Institute Day at a Glance

  8:30am -- 9:00am  Coffee & Beverage Service 

9:00am – Noon Morning Sessions

Noon – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Session

5:30pm Dinner and Enjoy Burlington 

**Special Note**  Day 3 will end promptly at 3:00pm to allow those wishing to travel home that evening the ability to take the 5:00pm and 6:00pm flights out of Burlington

Registration Cost

Early Bird - Before or by October 4, 2013 - $750 per person

Regular - On or after October 5, 2013 $900 per person 

Registration Includes:

-Daily coffee and beverage service in the morning and lunch in the afternoon

-Dinner - Experience Burlington VT on your own or with institute friends

**Special Note**: ARI/Double Tree can accommodate participants     with modified diets and/or food allergies.

Download the Registration Form HERE

Need a W-9?  Request one HERE 

Institute Location

Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Burlington, Vermont

Travel by airplane – Burlington International Airport

Reserve your room HERE 

Accommodations & Entertainment

Double Tree by Hilton, Burlington

Located ten-minutes from the Burlington International Airport, the Double Tree by Hilton provides a cozy Vermont atmosphere with a fieldstone fireplace, a rustic themed décor restaurant, and warm Double Tree Chocolate chip cookies through out your stay. 

Room Rates

Vary depending on room type and style

Recommended Arrival and Departure Dates

If you are traveling more than an hour away, plan to arrive at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in Burlington Vermont on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. If you reserve a room you will be able to check in to your reserved room at 3:00pm

The Institute will end at 3:00 pm Saturday November 9, 2013. If you are flying out of Burlington you should plan your departing flight anytime after 5:00pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Room Amenities 

- Hilton Honor reward points for any members booking a room for the event 

Handicap/Differently-abled accessible rooms

24-hour fitness center and indoor pool with hot-tub

Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and common areas

Complimentary parking 

Two-block radius to the mall, shopping, dining and Higher Ground nightclub for    a bit of entertainment.

Ten-minute drive to down-town Burlington24/7 airport shuttle service

Downlaothe Registration Form Here 
Downlaod the Registration Form Here