Courageous Gardening: Equity Minded Leadership in Higher Education

Last updated February 9, 2024

Courageous Gardening: Equity Minded Leadership in Higher Education

Last updated February 9, 2024

Develop teams that are people-centered, inclusive, and oriented to excel.

Overview

In Courageous Gardening: Equity-Minded Leadership in Higher Education, authors Susan C. Turell and Maria Thompson invite you to become a master gardener of your campus or departmental landscape—and provide a practical workbook for doing so. There are no easy tips and tricks here; instead, this workbook guides you to building and sharpening the tools you will need in any situation: an equity mindset. Using the book as a backdrop for this guided conversation, panelists will engage the authors in deconstructing their metaphor of the campus as a garden to develop more equity-minded teams. Whether you’ve read the book or not, this conversation will offer wonderful insights into meaningful approaches to increased cohesion and professional development.  

Using the metaphor of the campus as a garden, authors and readers will discuss ways to break down the challenging task of dismantling inequities to create more inclusive teams. By sharing their experiences, Drs Altheia Richardson and Katie Lampley will engage the authors in a more detailed discussion on effective ways to both weed and nurture your workplace garden in order to maximize team outputs through intentional engagement and development.  

Who should attend?

This program is ideal for administrative, professional, and faculty leaders who desire to optimize engagement and retention on their teams.