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Diversity Matters Professional Development Series

Diversity Matters is a professional development series which assists faculty and staff in increasing their cultural competence and the benefits of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Spring 2023 Workshops

Competition for talent has become fierce since the height of the pandemic. With an impending recession, organization leaders realize the importance of building the best effective and talented teams. As the war for talent continues, experts call for employers to reimagine and redesign their attitudes towards work.

Diversity Matters this semester, will explore how we can recruit, retain, and maintain diverse talent in higher education. 

Date Time Location Topic
Feb. 21 1:00 p.m. Zoom

Tokenism & Talent: Do PWI's Poach Talent from HBCUs?

PWI (Predominantly White Institution)

HBCU (Historically Black College or University)

March 21 1:00 p.m. Zoom

My Career is Not My Identity: Managing Higher Education's Modern Workforce

April 25 1:00 p.m. Zoom

Scratching College: The Impact of Companies Eliminating College Degree Requirements

Past Workshops

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If you would like a workshop presented to your unit or department please contact us.

Uncovering bias with ablism
Uncovering bias with socioeconomic disparities
Uncovering Bias with conversations around race
Incorporating DEI into Position Descriptions
Moving Forward: What do after attending a DEI workshop?
How do we assess and measure DEI competencies?
Strategies to incorporate DEI competencies into your work
DEI Competencies: What are the DEI Competencies of your department or unit? How to identify DEI Competencies?
Cultivating Empathy by Listening to Experiences 
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles
Future of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at USC 
with Dr. Julian Williams
Identifying Privilege: Making Your Privilege Your Platform
with Dr. Warrenetta Mann and Dr. Sarah Wright
Sniffing Out Bias
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles
Speaking out Against Injustice
with Caroline Wallace
Taking Action with Tayler Simon
Teaching/Learning the 4th "R"- Racial Literacy Part 2
with Dr. Michelle Bryan
The Illusion of Solidarity: Why the term BIPOC can be problematic 
with Dr. Shay Malone
Making Equitable Room at the Table 
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.