|Welcome to the DEI Conference
|Dr. Adero Allison
|Welcome from President Crow
|Dr. Michael M. Crow
|Vera Von Esse
|Leading in Uncertain Times
Deep, empathetic human connections are essential to navigating as leaders during these uncertain and unsteady times. We must ensure we show up as our authentic selves in order to connect more fully to the people within our organizations and openly reflect equitable attributes across diverse landscapes.
|Recognition, Recovery, Renewal: Cultivating the New Normal
The COVID pandemic raised the consciousness of America to long-standing disparities for underserved populations. Much like the seasons of nature, the opportunity presents itself to recognize the root of these disparities, develop strategies of reconciliation, and consider a process of renewal that can create a more equitable place for all.
|An Honest Conversation About Equity
When it comes to DEI we know that Equity is where the work really lies. It’s where the capital investment into creating a level playing field happens. So why, then, is it disappearing from DEI and being replaced with words like belonging and culture? Why is Equity so important to focus on now rather than later? This panel will have an open and honest conversation about the power of Equity and why it should be one of the primary elements of social justice work.
|Dr. Mako Ward, Dr. Marlon Bailey, Dr. Keon McGuire and Krystal Bird
|Intellectual Self-Care: Inclusive Leaders Creating Inclusive Environments
The importance of self-care in leadership is more important than it has ever been. When we say self-care, we picture bubble baths and spa days. What is truly needed is the ability and tools to practice radical and intellectual self-care throughout our days in an effort to show up as our best selves. Intellectual self-care is the knowing of oneself and one’s environment and operating in vulnerability to create safe and inclusive behaviors for the diverse teams we lead. It is taking agency over our daily tasks, schedules, responsibilities and relationships within our environments in ways that better care for our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing as leaders.
|Daily Boss Up
|Authentic Ally-Ship: This Ain't No Social Justice Cruise
The term “Ally” has been in social justice circles for more than 40 years. It's now broken into more mainstream culture and it's time to reimagine and redefine this term for our current context. Being an ally in the 1980s is not the same as being an ally in 2022. If we are to "Heal Our Nation", we must develop the capacity to serve as authentic allies now.
|Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
|The Washington Consulting Group
|Keynote: Leading and Leaving an Inclusion Legacy
Everyone’s success in an organization is based on how we include employees in the mission of the organization, and how you instill the mindset that their work matters and makes a difference. It’s important that we are inclusive in how we engage with our diverse workforce, and include employees of various cultures, races, ages, genders, etc. However, as leaders, it is most important to create a legacy of inclusion. If opportunities are not created for employees to interact, collaborate, and solve problems in meaningful ways with those from different backgrounds, departments, and functions, your employees will remain in silos. All of your good work to increase diversity could potentially go to waste. Culture change must drive a leader's vision and commitment to action, equity, and inclusion.
|National Diversity Council
|Final Remarks and Closing
|ASU Staff Council