Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
SESSION 1
10/21/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/21/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/21/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/22/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/22/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 6
10/22/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description: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.
SPEAKERS:Nancy Ford, Director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Development, and Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Chief Diversity Officer, both of Western Carolina University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Come learn evidence-based strategies to enhance the racial diversity of a campus workforce. We'll explore relationships between institutional values, campus racial climate, recruitment patterns, and hiring. Participants will gain pragmatic approaches and resources to improve the racial diversity of their campus workforce, learn inclusive strategies to improve training and retention of this workforce, and acquire new ideas to enhance organizational development.
SPEAKERS:Wilmon A. Christian III, Director of PRISM, and Brandi Junious, Finance Manager, both of University of Southern California
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:In 2018, the University of Kansas developed a mentoring for disability inclusion program. Come hear about the development, implementation and evaluation of the pilot program. We will discuss broadening perspectives on disability inclusion and the expectations for mentees to become ambassadors for disability inclusion.
SPEAKERS:Catherine Johnson, Director of ADA RCEA, and Abby King, Accommodation Specialist, both of University of Kansas
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Join the American Council on Education (ACE) to discuss key findings from ACE’s seminal work, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report. The report and its accompanying microsite, equityinhighered.org, includes over 200 quantitative indicators, including data from CUPA-HR, on race and ethnicity, secondary and postsecondary education, and labor market outcomes, as well as diversity among college and university staff, faculty and administrators. ACE will share lessons learned since the project’s launch in February, and will engage attendees around core data and issues in which ACE should focus its efforts in the next phase of this work.
SPEAKERS:Morgan Taylor, Senior Research Analyst for Learning and Engagement, American Council on Education
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 4
FRAMEWORK:Strategic Leadership
TRACK:Data and Metrics; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:Nearly 20 percent of the employed population has a disability. As HR professionals, we must learn to see the wholeness of those with disabilities, and listen to the stories and understand the unique gifts they bring to our campuses. Come learn about the innovative ways that the Rhode Island School of Design is creatively addressing this issue and hear about the challenges and successes your peers face while embracing disability in their communities. Return to campus with more skills, better language and more confidence when addressing disability concerns.
SPEAKERS:Candace Baer, Vice President for Human Resources, Rhode Island School of Design, and Adam Mastoon, Artist and Educator for Diversity and Inclusion, Adam Mastoon Transmedia
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:This session will explore the power of impressions and their potential influence in the hiring process. Using the equity model as a framework, this session will present research that explores bias in hiring practices. Through case studies, participants will develop knowledge of bias theory and bias types, and gain greater awareness and understanding of potential biases in hiring practices and ways to mitigate them. This is a useful training easily integrated into professional development offerings.
SPEAKERS:Mikael Villalobos, Associate Chief Diversity Officer, University of California–Davis
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 3
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:The gender gap still exists in higher education leadership positions. According to CUPA-HR research, women are underrepresented in higher-paying, more prestigious positions in American colleges and universities. Hear from CUPA-HR research on the latest data along with two of your peers who will share their path to leadership and what they are doing to support women looking to advance their careers.
SPEAKERS:Jessica Baker, Director of Human Resources, University of Missouri System; Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D., Director of Research, CUPA-HR; Whitney Williams, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and Pat Vaughan, Senior Vice President and Higher Education Practice Lead, Fidelity Investments
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 5
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence; Talent Management
Description:Designed to empower and engage, this workshop will challenge attendees to critically increase their knowledge of implicit bias, affirmative action and gaps in regulatory implementation. We'll also share how to prepare institutional leadership, management and HR practitioners to utilize research-informed approaches to holistically assess current personnel practices, identify and implement equity enhancements, and champion workforce diversity across the organization.
SPEAKERS:Andy Karafa, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, State University of New York at Fredonia, and Matt Olovson, Executive Director of Equal Opportunity and Access & Interim Executive Director of Gender Equity & Inclusion, University of Cincinnati
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon
ROOM:Summit 1
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence
Description:The composition and needs of the higher ed workforce are changing dramatically before our eyes. An aging workforce, a new generation of workers entering the workforce, increased competition for talent, elevated use of technology and an increased focus on diversity and inclusion are requiring institutions to develop a plan for this new workforce landscape. Without a clear and robust workforce and succession plan and strategy, HR departments will be forced into a reactive mode that is frustrating, more costly and less effective. Learn how to tackle these important workforce challenges and plan for a sustainable and productive future workforce. You'll leave this session with tangible guidance on anticipating upcoming changes, aligning your workforce to meet multiple demands, responding promptly to changes and staying focused on your institution’s strategic goals.
SPEAKERS:Kurt Ackman, Vice President of Higher Education Sales; Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, both of Cornerstone OnDemand; and Scott Nostaja, Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Crest 4
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Talent Management; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence