Concurrent Sessions

Day and Time
Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon

Talent Management; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence

Building Capabilities

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A Rural University's Journey to Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusivity

A rural university in the heart of Appalachia has its own unique issues, but the desire and need for a diverse faculty and staff is shared by every university regardless of its size or setting. Come hear Western Carolina University's case study on how its diverse faculty and staff created a series of videos that have helped achieve diversity and a sense of community at WCU. Come learn about innovative initiatives to take back to your campus.

Nancy Ford, Director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Development, and Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Chief Diversity Officer, both of Western Carolina University