A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Your Diversity and Inclusion Training Initiatives

A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Your Diversity and Inclusion Training Initiatives

July 13 - 14, 2020
 
Minneapolis, MN

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Coronavirus update: To ensure the safety of participants and speakers, this program has been changed to a virtual conference. Current registrants will participate virtually. All-inclusive members can participate for free. Registration details will be provided soon.

 

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Learn how to strategically respond to growing diversity and inclusion training demands on your campus.

Diversity and Inclusion professionals often lead the charge to develop comprehensive diversity training initiatives, and it is essential to collaborate with different departments across campus to determine what training opportunities are most needed. A network of partners from all areas, from athletics to residence life, student life to faculty, and many more must work together to develop and improve strategies to effectively deliver diversity and inclusion training to staff, faculty, and students.

This workshop-style training will help you overcome the most challenging barriers you face in organizing and managing diversity and inclusion training initiatives, as well as provide planning time for you to develop your own strategies and action plans for training implementation. Our expert instructors will address the following key themes:

  • Training components for departmental collaboration efforts — how to customize training needs based on campus collaborators’ input
  • Diversity training gaps — how to strategically identify and address knowledge gaps
  • Engaging faculty and staff — how to extend your sphere of influence across campus to optimize diversity and inclusion training
  • Responding to real-time issues — how to recognize and address current threats with appropriate training opportunities
  • Measuring the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion training initiatives — how to prioritize assessment and strategically incorporate it into specific training programs

This unique learning opportunity will give you the focused time and space you need to develop your strategies for more intentional diversity and inclusion initiatives within your own institutional context. Our practical, focused and experienced instructors will offer support and insights throughout this workshop-style training in order to provide you with best practices and actionable takeaways.

 

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Post-Conference Workshop: Creating Inclusive Spaces on Campus

Join us for this post-conference workshop and learn about other tangible and creative solutions for improving campus climate beyond facilitating diversity and inclusion training for your campus. Committee involvement, cultural competence training for faculty, annual diversity symposiums, partnerships with local institutions, and creation of inclusive space messaging for your campus are just some of the ways in which campus leaders can develop high-performing and highly inclusive practices on their campus.

 

Who Should Attend

Mid to upper-level leaders who are charged with developing campus-wide diversity training initiatives will find this program valuable. Campus leaders who may not have the official title or responsibility to advance diversity training initiatives but wish to collaborate with those who are in charge of these efforts may also find this conference beneficial.

Agenda

Your registration fee includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, breakfast, lunch, and access to the networking reception on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.

Day One

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Understanding Your Current Campus Landscape

We’ll discuss the value and importance of navigating your own campus’ strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and potential risks and liabilities in relation to initiating or advocating for diversity and inclusion training initiatives. We’ll discuss how you can articulate the needs of your own campus with your institutional context and institutional mission in mind. You will be able to narrow down your top priorities for campus training through this exercise.

 


 

Core Training Components for Departmental Collaboration Efforts

Since many campus partners (student and academic affairs departments) will rely on collaborating with diversity and inclusion professionals to offer training for their own specific needs, this session will walk you through the core training components that most training sessions should offer. There will be time for you to discuss how to customize training needs based on who the office is collaborating with and how often the training is being requested.

 


 

Identifying Training Gaps

Lessons learned on how to develop strategies and avoid pitfalls based on our experts’ own professional experiences will be shared and discussed. Through a working exercise and small group discussions, you will then identify your own diversity training gaps and begin to develop strategies to fill the attainable gaps.

 


 

Engaging Faculty and Staff in Other Departments

Faculty and staff are our most critical partners in advancing diversity and inclusion training initiatives but can also be our biggest barriers in advancing these same efforts. We’ll highlight ways in which campus leaders can meaningfully engage faculty and staff, as well as utilize their strengths and resources to address specific needs of your campus community.

 


 

Training Efforts in Response to Real-Time Campus Issues

We’ll use this time to identify, review, and discuss real-time challenges and threats that our campuses are facing related to diversity and inclusion. Bias-motivated incidents, student protests, or controversial speakers, for example, are becoming more commonplace — campus communities look to their leaders for measured, fair, and non-controversial responses. We will practice and develop being prepared with both short-term and long-term training programs as an intentional and forward-thinking way to resolve real-time campus issues.

 


 

Networking Reception

This informal reception is your chance to decompress, have some refreshments on us, and expand your network of connections. Our programs are intentionally designed for smaller groups, so this is a great time to catch-up with attendees and speakers whom you may not have connected with yet.


 

Day Two

8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Promising Assessment Practices and Campus Accountability

Developing and implementing assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of your diversity and inclusion training initiatives is critical in anticipating and planning for future training programs. We will focus on how to prioritize assessment and integrate it into specific training programs. Assessment results, both qualitative and quantitative, can help improve campus climate and increase accountability around your diversity and inclusion training initiatives.

 


 

Putting It All Together: Applying the Multicultural Organizational Development Model to Your Campus

After learning about the five stages in the MCOD model, you’ll use the time in this final working session to analyze one of these stages that currently exist on your campus while identifying short-term strategies to implement diversity and inclusion training. With your team or in small groups, you’ll discuss tangible goals and priorities while planning how to address some of your most pressing training needs when you return to campus. Our speakers will be available for consultation, guidance, and feedback.

 


 

Post-Conference Workshop

12:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Post-Conference Workshop: Creating Inclusive Spaces on Campus

Join us for this post-conference workshop and learn about other tangible and creative solutions for improving campus climate beyond facilitating diversity and inclusion training for your campus. Committee involvement, cultural competence training for faculty, annual diversity symposiums, partnerships with local institutions, and creation of inclusive space messaging for your campus are just some of the ways in which campus leaders can develop high-performing and highly inclusive practices on their campus.

Speakers

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Mary Ontiveros

Colorado State University

As Vice President for Diversity, Mary’s duties include leading diversity planning, assessment, evaluation, accountability, and developing strategic alliances and partnerships. She coordinates activities among on-campus units, commissions, committees, and task forces as well as represents the University through networking and collaboration with outside communities, schools, and organizations.

Read Mary's full bio here.

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Katrina Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Affairs, University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Katrina Rodriguez leads the climate, inclusion, equity, and community building initiatives at the University of Northern Colorado. Katrina partners with students, staff, and faculty to identify and implement strategic initiatives to build and support a healthy and inclusive university community. In the Division of Campus Community and Climate, she has the privilege of providing leadership to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Housing and Residential Education, Dining Services, and the Campus Recreation Center.

Read Katrina's full bio here.

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