Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description:Military people have certain beliefs, rituals and traditions, and hold fast to certain ideas that shape who they are. To bridge the gap between military and non-military, military cultural competence is important. PsychArmor Institute asked American veterans “What do you want civilians to know?” In this session, we'll learn the answers.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Women in higher education are faced with several challenges regardless of the position they hold, ranging from salary and promotion inequity to issues of harassment and bias. University of Michigan HR is working to understand these issues and is targeting interventions and support for faculty and staff leaders within shared learning spaces. In this session, we'll explore a variety of programmatic approaches to support the advancement and development of women leaders within higher education; discuss interventions women leaders are utilizing in order to advance across different institutions; and explore evaluative methods to measure programmatic outcomes.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies; Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
Description:In this hands-on, collaborative session, you'll learn about various approaches to creating and implementing a disability inclusion campaign that will strengthen your organization’s disability inclusion culture. You'll get tools, resources and checklists to assist with addressing hiring barriers and ensuring a disability-inclusive culture.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:As campuses grow more diverse, having the skills to relate and work effectively across cultural differences is necessary to ensure an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment. In this session, you'll learn how to assess cultural intelligence and apply cultural competency improvement tactics for a more productive, adaptable workforce.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies; Strategy
Description:Simply explaining — or worse, mandating — the need to change organizational culture has proven unsuccessful. To build lasting commitment, each employee must feel a desire and a responsibility to change — and as HR leaders, we are poised to help them do just that. In this session, you'll learn how to apply a strategy to initiate or recharge culture change on your campus and explore some common pitfalls with culture change and how to avoid them.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:The American University in Cairo (AUC), a fully accredited American liberal arts institution founded in Egypt 100 years ago, provides a rich case study for HR practices. While AUC shares many common challenges with peer institutions in the United States, its location and diverse workforce offer unique vantage points on specific HR issues. In this session, we'll explore inclusion and diversity in a multicultural setting (with a mandate to internationalize faculty, staff and students); AUC's residential associates program (a recruitment tool for young international talents); the HR challenges shared between international universities and those in the U.S.; AUC's HR transformation journey; and staff exchange opportunities.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:In this session, we'll explore theory and recent research that inform best practices in recruitment and hiring. We'll review key elements of hiring mechanics, from composition of the selection committee to applicant interviews, with the objective of developing best practices that mitigate implicit bias in the hiring process.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:Diversity and inclusion isn’t just about individuals, it’s also about the ways in which groups operate. Learn how two institutions are using Liberating Structures to empower campus members to break down barriers; to promote creativity and energize innovation; and to foster a culture of increased purposefulness, listening, collaboration, inclusivity and trust.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
SESSION_TITLE:The Inclusion Habit
Description:In this session, you'll learn about the inclusion habit, an evidence-based solution designed to transfer inclusion work to the individual and make behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases — embracing inclusion matters; understanding biases and their sources; dispersing with the negativity associated with unconscious biases; practicing thinking more deliberately; reprogramming incorrect intuitions about others; and becoming more empathetic. Learn how to use the inclusion habit as a road map to plot a behavior change journey for your institution.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies
Description:REAL Talks (Respectfully, Engage, and Listen/Learn) is a powerful new tool to challenge unconscious bias while equipping organizations with the platform and space to have interactive conversations about topics impacting us inside and outside of the workplace. As more campuses grapple with questions surrounding the limits of free expression and divisive speech, employees benefit from learning from each other’s perspectives and experiences, enabling more effective engagement and partnership. In this session, you'll learn how to incorporate REAL Talks to challenge unconscious bias and teach respectful dialogues.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Cultural Competencies