Concurrent Sessions

 Delivery Format:

Day and Time:
Monday, October 8 at 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Building Self and Others


Using Search Advocates to Improve the Selection of Diverse Faculty and Staff

Emerging evidence demonstrates the value and effectiveness of using search and diversity advocates in the employee search process. Diversity advocates are volunteers who receive advanced training on the employment process, search committees, overcoming implicit bias, diversity and multiculturalism. They are then deputized to serve ex-officio on search committees to help implement diversity principles and techniques, and to negotiate the potential difficulties inherent in the selection process. This session will share the role and function of diversity advocates and the many models that colleges and universities can use to deploy them.

Christopher Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Virginia Community College System