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Gain ideas for how to collaborate effectively with academic unit-level partners as a diversity, equity, and inclusion leader.
Those charged with leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work centrally at their institutions must maintain a delicate balance with their academic partners. On one hand, they must build strong relationships across colleges, schools, and departments that encourage engagement and trust in the programs, services, and resources the central DEI office provides. On the other, they must hold academic units accountable by taking deep-dive conversations into data, metrics, and planning to ensure regular and meaningful progress toward DEI goals.
Watch this free discussion-based webcast recording to learn how to best collaborate with deans, department chairs, and faculty in central DEI work. Through this facilitated dialogue with Marsha McGriff, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University and Kristin Deal, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Denver, you will gain ideas from our panelists and your peers on how to:
- Work with academic leaders to put metrics and accountability mechanisms in place
- Understand and leverage culture to build stronger relationships and further decision-making processes within and across units
- Navigate the unevenness of some units and/or disciplines being more engaged with DEI work than others
You will leave with a deeper understanding of how other central DEI leaders across higher education are navigating the collaboration with unit-level partners.
Who should attend?
This webcast has been designed for anyone leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work in a central capacity at their institution. Chief Diversity Officers, Directors of Offices of Equity & Inclusion, and their staff are encouraged to attend.