You are Invited to the 2014 Engaging Communities Luncheon!


Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez

Creating an Inclusive Culture: "The Truth Behind Bias, Bullying and other Derailing Behaviors"

The 5th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us as we explore and celebrate the notion of community and culture.  It is necessary to RSVP for this important event as seating is limited.

This year's guest speaker will be Craig B. Clayton, Sr., Director and Diversity Strategist with the University of Houston’s International Institute for Diversity and Cross Cultural Management. Craig has provided guidance and expertise to a variety of global companies on the topics of building respectful organizational cultures, becoming a cultural competent organization and “best in class” practices on teambuilding.

During this event, Mr. Clayton will share with us the many forms of workplace bullying and derailing behaviors, and discuss specific ways that higher education institutions can begin to drive these behaviors out of their environment. He will also provide relevant resources and effective techniques when working with derailing behaviors.

We hope that you can participate in this community-building event and help to shape the culture around you.

RSVP is required by February 4, 2013. To RSVP please visit the Office of Human Resources web site at

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Michelle Rios-Dominguez at or (607) 274-1506. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.