Inaugural Workshop for Inclusion and Collaboration in Advancement

Wednesday, Aug. 1 - Thursday, Aug. 2

UC African American Cultural & Resource Center
60 W. Charlton St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221


July 27

Registration: $75, includes conference materials and all meals

Special hotel rates have been secured at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Uptown/University for $129+tax.

Book your room at the group rate by July 1.

This two-day experience represents a low-cost, high-impact opportunity for higher education advancement professionals to receive training in topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Attendees will leave with resources they can reference for their work, and a network of peers who share the same interests.

Topics included: the business case for inclusion, cultural competency, LGBTQ allyship, courageous conversations, emotional intelligence, and the multigenerational workforce.

For more information, email workshop co-chair Justin Gibson or call (513) 556-4312.

Workshop Schedule
*agenda is subject to change*

Wednesday, Aug. 1

10 – 11 a.m.: Arrival

11 a.m.: Welcome & Opening Icebreaker-
Justin M. Gibson, Sr., MBA, CDP – WICA Founder and co-Chair, CASE District V Opportunity & Inclusion

11:30 a.m.: Keynote – “The Intersection of Inclusion and Advancement in Higher Education”
Bleuzette Marshall, PhD – Vice President of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact University of Cincinnati

12:15 p.m.: Lunch - It's Skyline Time!

1 p.m.: Informed Discussions
Dy’an Marinos, EdD – Program Coordinator, Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact University of Cincinnati

We often engage in discussions around challenging topics without employing the tenets of effective, intentional, and positive dialogue. This workshop is considered fundamental for enhancing cross-cultural communication skills; offering tips and strategies to participants for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. The interactive components of this workshop are designed to enhance (1) participants’ understanding of respectful communication (2) the ability to address conflict to avoid destructive speech and behavior, and (3) skills for encouraging honest dialogue while remaining civil with colleagues and customers.

2:30 p.m.: Debrief Breakout

3 p.m.:Activity

3:30 p.m.: Cultural Competence & Implicit Bias
Tommie Lewis – President & CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC

5:00 p.m.: Debrief Breakout

5:30 p.m.: Executive Perspective on Inclusion
Ralph Amos - President & CEO, Purdue Alumni Association

6 p.m.: Close of Day One
Dinner by the bite at The Montgomery Inn the Boathouse (transportation provided)

Thursday, Aug. 2

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast buffet

8:30 a.m.: Inclusion learning simulation!!

9 a.m.: Working with Multigenerational Groups
Shelly Sherman, MEd – Executive Director, Human Resources Partner University of Cincinnati

10:30 a.m.: LGBTQ Allyship
Bonnie Meyer – Director, Office of LGBTQ Programs and Services, Northern Kentucky University

Noon: Lunch and Roundtables

1 p.m.: Building Effective Teams
Tommie Lewis – President & CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC

2:30p.m.: Session Debrief

2:45 p.m.: Closing Session – What Does This All Mean?
Justin M. Gibson, Sr.

3:30 p.m.: Final Comments and Adjournment

Special thanks to our generous supporters:
CASE District V Venture Fund
Unviersity of Cincinnati Foundation and Alumni Association
Office of Equity, INlcusion and Community Impact, University of Cincinnati

Workshop Planning Committee:
Justin M. Gibson
Founder and co-chair;
Associate Director for Diversity Outreach and Engagement, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association
Adrienne McDade
Director of Annual Giving, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association
A. Reginald Best
CASE District V COI Chair;
Vice President of Development, Henry Ford College
Gia Gallimore
Director of Diversity Alumni Engagement,
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Becky Jackson
Director of Alumni Engagement,
Xavier University
Tareya Jeffries, MPA
Director of Development
Ohio University

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