TILG Quarterly Meeting- June 14, 2019

  • June 14, 2019
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm

#Me Too – Where Are We Now?  

In Thomas M. Colclough’s presentation, we will discuss sexual harassment before the #Me Too movement, the success of training initiatives, where we are today and what we should be doing going forward.

This presentation will concentrate on 3 learning objectives, (1) What is sexual harassment, (2) Understand the pitfalls on the job that can create an environment for harassment and (3) Tips to solve harassment issues in the workplace.

“Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace”

Val Boston will discuss how for the first time in our history, there are four and soon to be five generations active in the workplace. Each has characteristics that make them unique, based on common interests, experiences and events. These characteristics cut across race, gender and economic lines, and appear to be consistent across industrialized countries worldwide.

The ability to communicate across multiple generations is critical and occurs through applying knowledge of the generations and an understanding of what it takes to be effective. This is particularly important when interacting with our fellow associates, as each of us is from a different generation, with different styles, motivations and values.

This session will address the four major generations in the workplace, their values and motivations, and help us to be more effective in communicating across generational lines.

OFCCP Updates

District Director Pamela Quinn will discuss current OFCCP policy initiatives.


Thomas M. Colclough currently serves as the Acting District Director of EEOC’s Charlotte District.  Thomas has over 25 years of experience with EEOC investigating charges and complaints of discrimination and leading high performing teams.  He has served in various leadership positions at EEOC, e.g., Enforcement Supervisor, Local Director, Area Director, and Systemic Coordinator.

In August 2014, Thomas was promoted to the position of Deputy District Director. In June 2018, he assumed the position of Acting District Director.   In this position, he plays a key role in fulfilling the agency’s mission through strategic enforcement management and planning.

A native of North Carolina, Thomas attended Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  He earned his Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Thomas is also a graduate of the military’s Command and General Staff College and the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute.

In 2005, Thomas retired from the North Carolina National Guard after 23 years of service (active, reserve and guard) at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He lives in Clayton, North Carolina with his wife Cassandra.  They have two adult children, Sara and Greyson.

Val Boston III’s professional background spans over 25 years in business and leadership roles, with specific experience in human resources, sales process improvement, information technology and telecommunications.  He is currently the Managing Partner and Lead Consultant with Boston and Associates LLC, a Talent Management Consulting firm, whose practice areas include Inclusion and Diversity Consulting, Cultural Competency and Intelligence, and Executive and Minority Coaching. Prior positions include Director, Client Services with Novations Group Inc; Regional Director, Business Development with Spherion Human Capital Consulting Group; and served as Vice President and Managing Principal with Right Management Consultants in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Val served on the Advisory Board of the National Diversity Council, Charlotte Chapter, served on the board of directors for the Diversity Council of the Carolinas, the East Greensboro Rotary Club, the Volunteer Center of Greensboro, and a Council Chair of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Val has also supported the United Way, Guilford County Schools, Bennett College and YMCA capital campaign efforts, and is a member of NBMBAA, National Sales Network, SHRM, and is a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow.


Val is a certified coaching practitioner, is an adjunct faculty member and graduate of LaSalle University with a BS degree in Business Administration.

Additional Competencies

  • Engaging Public Speaker and Author
  • Expert Facilitator and Presenter
  • Strong Relationship Builder
  • Creative and Strategic Thinker and Problem Solver
  • Certified Business, Minority and Executive Coach

Pamela Quinn currently serves as the District Director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ Charlotte District.  She has over twenty years of experience enforcing Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws for the US Department of Labor.  Ms. Quinn began her federal career in 1992 as an Investigator with the Office of Washington Federal Investigative Services, where she conducted investigations for government agencies handling some of the nation’s most sensitive missions.  Ms. Quinn was a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

For those in attendance, below are links that cover a majority of Ms. Quinn’s comments from her presentation.

What Federal Contractors Can Expect:


Focused 503 Reviews Landing Page:


Scheduling Methodology and List:


Transparency Directive and Ombuds Initiative:


Opinion Letters:



Venue Website:

1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606, United States