Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Description:Creating inclusive environments that allow LGBTQ employees to bring their whole selves to work has never been a more urgent issue. Join us to hear how Syracuse University's Preferred Name, Gender and Pronoun Advisory Council implemented the adoption of pronouns in institutional data systems and improved the level of inclusivity across campus.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 4
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:One of the misconceptions around the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that employer requirements for reasonable accommodations only apply to physical disabilities. However, mental disabilities are covered as well, and the federal regulations provide specific examples. In this session, we'll examine coverage of mental disabilities under Title I of the ADA, including specific case studies, to promote enhanced understanding, compliance and diversity initiatives for employers and universities.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 4
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans can prove to be challenging with today's low unemployment rate. In this session, you'll learn innovative techniques to overcome the obstacles most hiring managers face while interviewing veterans. We'll also provide a blueprint on how you can elevate your status as a military-friendly employer in order to attract and retain this valuable workforce. Also, caregivers are often unnoticed in the workplace, and the population of caregivers at work is growing. Learn about programs and benefits that meet their needs, resulting in enhanced employee loyalty, improved retention and increased productivity.
DATE:Monday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
ROOM:Scarbrough 1
FRAMEWORK:Engagement
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence
Description:Many higher ed institutions struggle to attract employees, particularly faculty, from diverse identities and backgrounds. Often, institutions don't know how to demonstrate their commitment to inclusion and tell their story in an authentic way. Come learn how the Community College of Rhode Island developed its story through a multipronged approach that involves culture, hiring processes and employee engagement.
DATE:Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ROOM:Vernon
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:DEI/Cultural Competence