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Chief Diversity Officer & Senior International Officer Strategic Leadership Forum


Save the date! The 2019 Chief Diversity Officer & Senior International Officer Strategic Leadership Forum will take place March 2 & 3, 2019 in Boston.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as well as comprehensive campus internationalization are key components of strategic planning in higher education. Whereas diversity and inclusion initiatives have been rooted in the civil rights era, campus internationalization efforts are a more recent phenomena. Regardless of their origins, the evolving impact both DEI and comprehensive internationalization will play in higher education is undeniable.

The Strategic Leadership Forum will examine best practices for collaboration between Chief Diversity Officers and Senior International Officers that promote equitable access to the benefits afforded through campus internationalization. The event will conclude with attendees participating in an interactive Think Tank session which will lead to the development of a series of guidelines for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusive good practices and policies into campus internationalization.

Building off of the success of the inaugural forum in the spring of 2018, the 2019 Strategic Leadership Forum will focus on the theme, Partnerships to Support Equitable Access to Education Abroad. The full event schedule and registration will be available early October 2018.


4:00 - 4:30pmWelcome & Introductions
4:30 - 5:30pmKeynote Address & Reflection
6:00 - 8:30pmWelcome Dinner

7:30am–8:15amLight Breakfast & Partner Connections
8:15am–9:15amExemplar & Promising Practices for SIO/CDO Collaboration
9:15am–10:45amThink Tank - Collaborating Toward Equitable Access to Education Abroad
11:00am–12:15pmThink Tank Reporting
12:15pm–12:45pmReflection, Goal Setting & Closing Comments


Registration for the Strategic Leadership Forum is open to Chief Diversity and Senior International Officers. If you hold another senior campus leadership and are interested in attending the event, please contact us at conference@diversityabroad.org.

For more information about pricing for the Chief Diversity Officer & Senior International Officer Strategic Leadership Forum please visit the Registration Page