Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series
This four-part seminar series will equip leaders to better guide their teams, and support advancement professionals to affect change at their institutions by sharing insight and tools they can bring back to their campus to learn, improve, and implement.
March 31, 2021
Racial Literacy: Building Blocks for Equity Work
In this introductory seminar, we will engage with key concepts and terminology vital to leading institutional racial justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Some guiding questions for the seminar include: How do we frame and name “the work”? How can we approach this work with an intersectional and holistic lens? What foundational concepts and terminology do we need to understand in order to begin?
Jessica Havens, DEI Consultant & Strategist
April 20, 2021
2:00-3:30 pm EST
Talking to Your Team About Race
Join this session to begin the essential work of engaging your team in conversations around race, equity, and inclusion. Key topics include discussion around facilitating a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at your institution, guidance for starting these conversations within your team, and how you as a manager and colleague can support people of color on your team and on your campuses.
Rob Henry, Vice President, Education, Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Mo Cotton Kelly, Vice President, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications and Annual Giving, University of Connecticut Foundation
Edgar Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President of Development, Oregon Health & Science University Foundation
Peter Hayashida, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement , University of California, Riverside
David Iyall, Senior Director for Advancement, College of the Environment, University of Washington
Jhumar Johnson, Director, Vice Chancellor’s Office, The Open University
May 11, 2021
2:00-3:30 pm EST
Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors
We see ourselves as open and inclusive people, accepting of differences and treating all people with dignity, kindness, and respect. We want to create and be part of communities that are inclusive and culturally competent toward all people of all backgrounds. Yet, there are implicit and unconscious biases that get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren't enough to guide our behaviors. Learn the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them within ourselves and our organizations.
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee, Presenter, Trainer, Facilitator, Consultant, Seattle Girls School
Date to be confirmed
2:00-3:30 pm EST
Strategy DEI Session: Where do we go from here?
A panel of experts will discuss key issues facing advancement professionals, how to affect change at our institutions, and strategies for implementation at all levels of experience.
$500 member rate for all four seminars
$650 non-member rate for all four seminars
Participants will receive access to live session(s) as well as the recording(s) each month.
Attendees who register for all four sessions will have the benefit of a conference community to share resources and discuss with peers in between sessions.