DEI as a Leadership Construct: Inclusive Leadership Strategies for Higher Education

DEI as a Leadership Construct: Inclusive Leadership Strategies for Higher Education

June 26-27, 2023 | Minneapolis, MN

Embrace more inclusive leadership practices and incorporate them into your own approaches.

Overview

Many college campuses view diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) competencies as separate and apart from other leadership roles and skills. While striving to build a diverse workforce, many campuses still continue to fall short of recruiting and developing leaders who truly lead from an inclusive lens.

This conference is designed to give you a variety of tools to build your skillset as an inclusive leader and effect change within your team and organization. Using Academic Impressions’ 5 Paths to Leadership Self-Assessment and Deloitte’s Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership, you will reflect upon your own leadership and be able to situate your unique style and approach within an inclusive leadership framework. You will also engage in dialogue and small-group work with a diverse team of speakers and other participants to accomplish the following throughout the conference:

  • Take an intersectional approach to break down barriers to professional success.
  • Create connections with staff from various backgrounds.
  • Build a network of diverse colleagues to help you navigate the complexity of building bridges across difference.
  • Define success and develop “mile-markers” for developing an inclusive culture.
  • Explore funding models to support inclusive leadership trainings for all leaders on your campus.

 

Who Should Attend

This conference is ideal for professionals who currently lead or aspire to lead at all levels—whether from community colleges, two-year, or four-year institutions. Leaders who work in any functional areas across campus are also encouraged to attend.

 

COVID Precautions

There are currently no precautions required. As the pandemic and CDC guidelines evolve, Academic Impressions’ health and safety protocols may also change. All attendees will be notified of requirements and/or changes prior to the event.

 

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To get success coaching, simply purchase the Conference and add Success Coaching during registration.

Learn More About Success Coaching

AGENDA

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

Day 1 – Monday, June 26, 2023

All Times are in Central Time (Local time in Minneapolis)

 

Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

 


 

The 5 Paths to Leadership Self-Assessment
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
In this opening session, you will have the opportunity to examine and analyze the results from your “Five Paths” leadership self-assessment to identify your unique leadership strengths under normal circumstances as well as under stress.

 


 

Break
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

 


 

Situational Leadership and Intersectionality
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.
The situational leadership model will be presented through a lens of intersectionality. This will help you to broaden current approaches and interrupt the natural inclination to “treat everyone the same.”

 


 

Lunch Break (included in registration fee)
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

 


 

The 6 Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership
1:45 – 3:30 p.m.
In this session, you will hear an overview of the findings from Deloitte’s global research study on The 6 Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership, which provides guiding principles for this conference.

 


 

Break
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

 


 

What is Your Commitment? Leading Inclusively on Purpose
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Accountability partners can make a huge difference. During this time, you will have the opportunity to connect in small groups and brainstorm the actionable ways in which you can begin to exhibit a commitment to DEI in your everyday interactions with your colleagues and team.

 


 

Day 1 Wrap-Up
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
As we conclude our first day together, you will have space to ask questions of the speakers and connect with other attendees around shared challenges and opportunities.

 


 

Networking Reception (included in registration fee)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This informal reception is your chance to decompress, enjoy 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 the attendees and speakers you may not have connected with yet.

 


Day 2 – Tuesday, June 27, 2023

All Times are in Central Time (Local time in Minneapolis)

 

Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

 


 

Day 2 Reflect & Reset of Day One
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

 


 

Collaboration: A Major Key to Inclusivity
8:45 – 10:15 p.m.
Creating psychological safety is critical for inclusive leaders. In this session, you will learn how to create environments that encourage everyone to be themselves, and to contribute to and embrace the shared vision and goals associated with being an inclusive team.

 


 

Break
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Deconstructing Bias Through Awareness
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
In this session, you will learn about the various types of bias (i.e., implicit bias, similarity-attraction bias, in-group favoritism, etc.) and how they may show up in your everyday interactions and influence your decisions. Having a cognizance of the various types of bias will help you to be more intentional in your leadership actions and approaches.

 


 

Lunch Break (included in registration fee)
11:45 – 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Curiosity and Cultural Competency: There’s No Need to Fear the Unknown
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
In this session, you will be presented with meaningful and respectful ways to learn about other cultures and/or let others know that you are “open” to teaching about your personal experiences. You will also have the opportunity to connect in small groups and brainstorm appropriate “ice-breakers” for connecting more meaningfully with colleagues and staff in the future.

 


 

Break
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

 


 

Courage Under Fire: Inclusive Leaders Can Challenge AND Be Challenged
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
In this session, you will receive tools for effective communication and active listening. Participants will also work through a case study in order to practice the skills presented.

 


 

Break
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

 


 

Bringing It All Together
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
During this session, you will have the opportunity to engage in action planning for yourself and the teams you lead (or aspire to lead) so that the lessons learned result in meaningful and intentional next steps.

 


 

Conference Wrap-Up and Evaluations
5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
As we conclude our final day together, you will have the space to ask questions of the speakers and connect with other attendees around shared challenges and opportunities.

LOCATION

Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Hotel

The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown

Address: 35 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Phone #: 612-339-4900

Room rate: $169.00

Room block dates: June 25-26, 2023

Room block cutoff date: June 5, 2023

Please use this link to book your room.

SPEAKERS

Portrait of Jess Landis

Jess Landis

Senior Learning and Development Manager

As a Senior Learning and Development Manager at Academic Impressions, Jess leads AI’s strategy and content development for our inclusive leadership and women’s leadership programs, creating engaging learning experiences for faculty and staff to expand their self-awareness, work effectively and mindfully with others, build high-performing teams, and collaboratively lead strategic initiatives.

 

Read Jess's Full Bio.

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Sandra Miles, PhD

Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Academic Impressions

Sandra has spent most of the last two decades serving as a leader and administrator in higher education. Specifically, she has had extensive experience in managing crisis, strategic planning, developing leadership programs, working with persons with disabilities, mediating disputes, and serving as a Dean of Students, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

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Dr. Kevin Sansberry, II

Behavioral Scientist and Executive Coach, KEVRA: The Culture Company

Dr. Kevin Sansberry II is a behavioral scientist and executive coach whose inspiring work is driven by the need for evidence-based, inclusive and equitable approaches to urgently and proactively transform and coach leaders, eradicating toxic behaviors that threaten profitability, innovation and the overall wellbeing. He is an impactful executive coach, focused on providing providing research-informed solutions in various settings such as professional sports, higher education, nonprofit, sales, and other large complex organizations.

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Matt Souza, J.D.

Founder and Donor Advisor of the Irwin Financial Foundation Donor Advised Fund at Heritage Fund

Matt is a Founder and Donor Advisor of the Irwin Financial Foundation Donor Advised Fund at Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. He also manages a private scholarship fund that pays the tuition and fees of over 100 undocumented Latino students who seek to complete degrees in higher education. In June of 2021, Matt retired from his role as Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor and Dean at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (2010 to 2021).

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PRICING

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$2,095 $1,745

through June 16, 2023

Members get $250 OFF.

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  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

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through June 16, 2023

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  • 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

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Questions About the Event?

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Sandra Miles
Head of Practice for Diversity/Equity/Inclusion,
Academic Impressions

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