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 About the Webinar:

This video features the New England HERC Diversity Recruitment Conference 2011 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "A Matter of Excellence: Strategic Diversity Leadership in the Academy, An Evolutionary Discussion" by Dr. Damon Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor, Vice Provost, Chief Officer for Diversity & Climate at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Speaking to the evolution of the strategic diversity leadership movement in the academy, focusing on its crystallization in the 21st century as a matter of institutional excellence and strategic imperative, this talk will examine a national survey of the institutional diversity capacity of more than 700 institutions, interviews with the nation's leading higher education diversity leaders, engagement with more than 200 institutions, and in-the-trenches experience leading diversity themed change at multiple institutions. Topics to include establishing diversity as a strategic imperative, actions steps for empowering your institutional diversity plan, the evolution of the modern day chief diversity officer role in higher education, the key role of faculty as diversity-themed change agents, the importance of strategic partnerships, and other topics of relevance. This session will have utility for senior leaders, faculty, staff, recruiters, corporate stakeholders, and others interested in issues of diversity, inclusion, and organizational change in the academy.

This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an hour-long webinar followed by a 30 minute discussion.

A Matter of Excellence: Strategic Diversity Leadership in the Academy, An Evolutionary Discussion 
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Office of Human Resources Conference Room
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)

To RSVP for this event, please visit the following link:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Michelle Rios-Dominguez at or (607) 274-1506.

Diversity Webinars Schedule for Spring 2016

Immigration Issues in Higher Education: Helping Your Institution Attract the Best
Tuesday, April 4th, 2016, 2 -  3:30 p.m.

Disability: The "D" in Diversity
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Leveraging Diversity: Five steps to leveraging the diversity of your team
Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

LGBTQ People in the Higher Ed Workplace: Considerations during the recruitment and retention process
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Our Unintentional Blind Spots
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Introverts in the Workplace: Is America Overlooking Treasure?
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 2 -  3:30 p.m.

Allies: Are You Ready to Lead the Bold Conversation Around LGBT Issues?
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Does Race or Gender Matter More to Your Paycheck? How Can You And the Company Get Pay Equity?
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

**Dates and times are subject to change

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