Rosyln D. Brown
Before retiring from the government, Roslyn Brown was the Director Intelligence Community EEO and Diversity Outreach for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Roslyn’s federal civil rights career spans over 30 years starting at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an investigator of individual and systemic class wide complaints. Currently Roslyn travels nationwide as a senior consultant and trainer with an expertise in civil rights, alternate dispute resolution, diversity management, and program development.
Roslyn has a Master in Public Administration Degree from George Washington University, and has been a certified Mediator for the District of Columbia since 1992, and attended Harvard University’s Program on Negotiations. In 1999, she was one of the co-architects of the Department of the Treasury’s Shared Neutrals Program that has averaged a Treasury-wide resolution rate of 80% on EEO and workplace dispute issues each year since its founding. While at the IRS, she developed a “Guide to Well-Written Settlement Agreements” for IRS mediators that found a wider audience Treasurywide, and has been in demand as a training tool at other federal and national conferences. In 2010, her book, Executing Enforceable Settlement Agreements: A Guide for Federal Agencies, was published by LRP Publications.
Additionally—capitalizing on her subject-matter expertise—she had three (3) articles published over the years:
• “Affirmative Employment and Diversity” in The Public Manager magazine in 1995;
• “Think Win-Win” in The New Millennium Treasury Reinvention Magazine in 1999; and
• “Meeting Change Head On” in the IRS Leaders Digest in 2001.
In addition to being a published author, Roslyn is an experienced trainer, and has been an invited speaker at several national forums including, but not limited to: the annual HR&EEO in the Federal Workplace Conference (2010-2015); the annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference (2001-present); the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Conference (2009, 1998); EEOC’s EXCEL Employment Law Conference (2004, 2006); Blacks in Government Conference (2005); the Center for Disease Control’s ADR Conference (2004); the Public Administration Forum (2001); and she has been a Guest Speaker several times on “Fed Talk” Radio broadcast www.federalnewsradio.com . Her presentation topics include, but are not limited to: retaliation in the workplace; management accountability in EEO matters; the No FEAR Act; EEO Counselor Basic training and EEO Counselor/Investigator Refresher training; TeleADR–a guide to conducting mediations by phone; writing enforceable settlement agreements; workplace dispute prevention strategies; effective mediation strategies; workplace teambuilding and communication techniques; management strategies for avoiding EEO liability; and the impact of implicit bias in employment decisions and in the workplace.
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