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Pre-conference Workshops

African-American Culture in New Orleans: A Journey to Tremé

The history of New Orleans is multicultural, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic. It is a rich gumbo of people, nationalities, and historic events that have combined to give the city its unique music, cuisine, architecture and neighborhoods. New Orleans is renowned the world over and has been celebrated in song, literature and movies for generations. The story of New Orleans can best be understood through its vibrant and individual neighborhoods. This pre-conference workshop will engage participants in a journey to a key neighborhood for the evolution of African-American culture in New Orleans: the Tremé.

Schedule

  • 8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:45 am – Depart Sheraton Hotel
  • 9:00 am – Two-hour walking tour of Tremé
  • 11:30 – Arrive at Li’l Dizzy’s Café. Enjoy a brunch buffet selection of typical creole cuisine and soul food. Further discussion and Q&A with our historian escort.
  • 12:45 – Arrive back at the Sheraton Hotel

 

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

8:30am- 12:45pm

 

Speakers

  • To be determined

 

Price*

Members: $249 

Non-Members: $299 

Graduate Students: $199 

Unpacking Implicit Bias

In all facets of international and domestic spheres of education, equity and inclusion are emerging lynch pin concepts identified as imperative to holistic student development. Creating learning environments that proactively seek to eliminate barriers to success — such as implicit bias — is the first step in progressing towards greater inclusion and equity for our students. Implicit bias refers to unconscious beliefs or assumptions that influence our interaction with other people. Awareness of implicit bias and its impact on the lived experience is key in advancing the cultural competency of the individual and any organization’s capacity to render equity and create more inclusive environments. The participants of this active-learning workshop will acquire foundational understandings of social identity and implicit bias, as we explore the impact of imperialism and racism in Higher Education. Through intergroup activity, structured dialogue and action-planning, participants will leave with actionable steps to advance their intercultural knowledge and their organization’s ability to better serve diverse populations.

 

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

8:00am- 12:00pm


Presenters

  • Dr. Randy Williams, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Civic Engagement – Elon University 
  • Brandon Bell, M.Ed, Assistant Director of The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education – Elon University

 

Price*

Members: $249 

Non-Members: $299 

Graduate Students: $199 

Leading by Example: Cultivating Innovation & Belonging within the Workplace

Whether you manage a large team or a staff of one, creating a sense of belonging in the workplace requires leadership by example and disruptions to the status quo.  More than ever, we need bold leaders committed to diversity and belonging. This workshop will explore leadership strategies and practices central to cultivating workplace inclusivity and global innovation.

 

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

Presenters

  • Lisa Coleman, PhD, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation & Chief Diversity Officer – NYU
  • Monroe France, Associate Vice President for Global Student Engagement & Inclusive Leadership – NYU

 

Price*

Members: $249 

Non-Members: $299 

Graduate Students: $199 

If You Build It They Will Come: Intentional Marketing for Engaging First Generation College Students in Study Abroad

The lure of strategic and targeted marketing tactics to recruit first-generation college students may make sense on the surface level as institutions and/or organizations attempt to create much needed exposure and access to education abroad. However, does targeted outreach pose ethical dilemmas or press proverbial hot buttons? What standards of practice can be employed in marketing high impact opportunities, and cultural exploration to first-generation college students? This pre-conference workshop will engage participants in thought-provoking dialogue, providing them with strategies and practices to inventively harness communication and marketing tools to employ principled marketing solutions that appeal to first-generation college students.

 

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:00am- 12:00pm

 

Presenters

  • Gretchen Cook-Anderson, Director of Diversity Recruiting & Advising – IES Abroad
  • To be determined

 

Price*

Members: $249 

Non-Members: $299 

Graduate Students: $199 

Developing and Implementing Inclusive Advising Practices in Education Abroad

Culturally-relevant and inclusive advising is essential to making education abroad accessible and effective for historically under-represented students. This workshop is designed to give early to mid-career advisors specific guidance on how to develop strengths-based advising practices. These approaches will allow advisors to reimagine and refine their role and relationship before, during, and after participation in education abroad. Workshop participants will leave with models and tools for integrating identity-related topics into all aspects of individual and group-based advising. Topics will include: practicing advisor authenticity, minimizing bias, building trust and credibility, allyship, and collaborative partnering. Participants will actively engage in group discussions, share good practices for advising historically under-represented students, and develop an individual plan for how to improve advising at their institutions or organizations.

 

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:00am- 12:00pm


Presenters

  • David Wick, EdD, Assistant Professor, MA in International Educational Management Program – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • To be determined

 

Price*

Members: $249 

Non-Members: $299 

Graduate Students: $199 

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

**Pricing listed is for those not attending the General Conference. Please visit the Registration Page for the pricing for those attending the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad