Learn how you can implement a diverse talent acquisition and retention strategy on your campus.
Recruiting and retaining diverse talent must be a key priority for colleges and universities. However, hiring diverse and high-performing talent can be challenging due to limited resources, perspective, and commitment. In this training, you will learn strategies you can use to improve your candidate search, hiring process, and retention of diverse talent. This event combines lecture, small group consulting, and working time to ensure that you leave with a working plan to bring back to your campus.
Often, when discussions of recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations occur, there is coded language used relating only to race or the gender binary. During this workshop, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for specific recruitment and retention practices of LGBTQI staff and staff with disabilities.
Inclusive excellence initiatives impact every corner of campus. As such, leaders from all departments and divisions of higher education are encouraged to attend. This may include:
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will have developed a keen set of strategies to implement a diverse talent acquisition and retention plan on your campus.
Dr. Willette S. Burnham-Williams is an experienced executive leader in higher education with over 35 years of progressively complex executive-level roles and a specific focus in student affairs. She has held leadership positions at four distinct institutions of higher education - Williamsburg Technical College, The Citadel Military College of SC, The College of Charleston, and the Medical University of SC. Her tenure at each organization contributed to developing and strengthening her expertise in student affairs administration, organizational strategic planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness, team goal setting, resource allocation, fundraising, student development, student persistence and retention, student conduct, crisis management, collaboration, facilities management, access, equity and inclusion, as well as co-curricular program development. Particularly adept at women’s leadership development, student advocacy, program management, and team building for diverse communities, Burnham-Williams is committed to mentoring women and adhering to comprehensive and intentional professional practice of inclusion.
Elizabeth joined DePaul University in 2002 and is currently vice president of institutional diversity and equity. Prior to her work at DePaul, she was director of affirmative action, diversity, and employee relations at Northern Illinois University.
Her college and university experience spans over thirty years in both the public and private sector, including the Chicago community college system. She has worked on diversity initiatives in several areas including recruitment, retention, training, programming, and climate issues for diverse students, faculty, and staff. Elizabeth also has worked extensively in issues of higher education and in particular in raising awareness for Latino students, educators, community representatives and others who are committed to Latino representation and advancement in all aspects of higher education. She is a sought-after consultant, lecturer, and workshop presenter on diversity issues and best practices.
Her professional service includes community and professional boards that emphasize multiculturalism as well as recruitment and retention initiatives for diverse student and workforce populations. In 2014 Elizabeth was selected to be an American Council on Higher Education Fellow, part of a leadership program designed to groom university provosts and presidents. She serves on the board of Diversifying Our Faculties in Illinois Program and the Illinois African-American and Latino Higher Education Alliance. She also serves as an officer of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and past president of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education.
Petey received their bachelor’s in Communication Studies & Child Adult and Family Services and master’s in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies with a focus in higher education and student affairs from Iowa State University. While at Iowa State University, Petey served as the Graduate Assistant for the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center. Before coming to Wright State University, Petey served as the program coordinator for the Office of LGBTQI Life at Vanderbilt University, developing the Trans@VU website so transgender and gender non-conforming students have a place to access information regarding their most pressing needs. Petey also led Safe Zone training and the OUT in Front LGBTQQIA+ College Conference. They currently serve on the International College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for LGBT Awareness as the Equity Officer and is a member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Petey is excited and honored to serve as the first Director for the Office of LGBTQA Affairs at Wright State University.
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A room block has been reserved for the nights of September 24, 25, and 26, 2017.
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