POD Leadership Development Institute


Contributed by Wade Pickren

Inclusive Leadership in a Diverse World: Leading the Change Conversation in Your Institution
June 9-12, 2014, Ithaca College
Hosted by Ithaca College and Cornell University

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. A. T. Miller Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity Initiatives, Cornell University
Co-Editor: The Scholarship of Multicultural Teaching and Learning. Wiley.

With the participation of the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE)
The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) will help us achieve our Institute vision and goals. CITE takes concepts of diversity and inclusion and, through theatre, makes them real for participants. The resulting dialog will help Institute participants develop a plan that offers faculty leaders tools for creating an inclusive environment.

These questions and their possible answers are of great import to the development of academic leaders. This Ithaca College and Cornell University Institute will provide theoretical and practical resources designed to facilitate inclusive leadership.

Opening Event: Monday June 9 at 7:00 PM
We will begin with an evening event on Monday, June 9, followed by 2.5 days of active learning. The Institute will provide multiple opportunities for interaction, skills development, and reflection. We will draw upon the rich literature on inclusive leadership from the fields of faculty and organizational development.

The institute will use an active learning approach to:

The Institute will be held in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Ithaca is a culturally diverse city that attracts visitors, students and scholars from around the globe. Well known for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, gorges, and waterfalls, Ithaca is also home to more restaurants per capita than New York City. For more tourism information, please see sidebar links on the right. Institute Leaders:

Wade E. Pickren
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Ithaca College

Pamela G. LoRusso Strausser
Sr. Consultant, Academic Organizational Development
Cornell University

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at wasik@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.