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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. 

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
Cultivating Empathy by Listening to Experiences 
with Dr. Kimberly Seibles
Future of Inclusive Excellence 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.