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2015 Faculty and Staff Session
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakland University
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

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2015 Student Session 
4 - 6 p.m.
Oakland University
Oakland Center - Oakland Room
and Heritage Room

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Conference

Presenters

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Creating and Supporting
a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

John C. Burkhardt
Professor, Clinical Practice
University of Michigan

Director, National Center for
Institutional Diversity

Leveraging Diversity:
Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

Nikki Giovanni
University Distinguished Professor, English
Virginia Tech



Leveraging Diversity:
Creating a Culture of Inclusive
Excellence in a Transitioning Society

Mary Howard-Hamilton
Professor, Educational Leadership
Indiana State University

Staff & Faculty Sessions
8 - 9 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m.
Welcome
Concurrent Workshops Schedule
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Session A

From Awareness to Actions: Eliminating Microaggressions in Daily Interactions

Thomas W. Blume
Associate Professor, School of Education & Human Services, Oakland University

Jennifer J. Matthews
Assistant Professor, School of Education & Human Services, Oakland University

Session B

Women in Leadership: Challenges & Complexities

Elizabeth J. Talbert
Special Instructor, Communication & Journalism, Oakland University

Session C

Creating & Supporting a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

John C. Burkhardt
Professor, Clinical Practice, University of Michigan
Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Session D

Inclusive Excellence

Nicole Wells Stallworth
Assistant Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Oakland University

Session E

Understanding & Leveraging the Assets of the LGBTQ Community to Enhance the Experiences of all at Oakland University

Timothy Larrabee
Associate Professor, School of Education & Human Services, Oakland University

Session F

Bullying in the Workplace – Effects & Strategies for Affecting Change

Jasmine L. Bailey
Project Manager, Professional Development & Continuing Education, Oakland University

Judith DeVries
Director of Learning, Challenger Business & Executive Coaching

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch
Conference General Session
1 p.m.

Creating & Supporting a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

John C. Burkhardt
Professor, Clinical Practice, University of Michigan
Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity

2 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

Nikki Giovanni
University Distinguished Professor, English, Virginia Tech

3 p.m.

Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence in a Transitioning Society

Mary Howard-Hamilton
Professor, Educational Leadership, Indiana State University

Participation in the conference is free and open to all OU faculty and staff.

Registration is required by March 20, 2015. 

Student Session

4 - 5 p.m. Reception and book signing with Nikki Giovanni - Oakland Room

5 - 6 p.m. “Race & Police: Pre & Post Ferguson” - Steve Spreitzer, Michigan Diversity Roundtable and Mark Fancher, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Heritage Room

Students register here.

Sponsors / Community

Thank you to our event sponsors.  

Sponsors and community members can register to attend, here