The Third Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference - Creating a Culture of Belonging.
This conference is sponsored by the ASU Staff Council on behalf of the I.D.E.A. Committee. It is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2023 and will be held virtually from 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Register NOW! This conference will be recorded and available for viewing in April.
Conference Chair: Alejandra Dashe
Staff Council’s Third Annual DEI Conference: Creating a Culture of Belonging
Diversity and inclusion are high priorities for many institutions, but it often boils down to checking boxes and ensuring only that marginalized voices are present, not powerful.
What’s often missing from these conversations is the concept of “belonging” that enables each person to feel safe and secure in a community. When we have a high feeling of belonging, we are empowered to share daring ideas, to connect to a wider mission or purpose, and to offer constructive criticism. When we belong, we feel safe enough to drop our defenses and show people different sides of ourselves. When we belong, all of our identities are valued and respected.
Fostering this culture of belonging at a large institution is no easy task, but it is necessary to the work of ensuring that all at ASU feel welcomed and given the opportunity to thrive.
Join us for our third annual conference for a day of learning, growth, and connection. We will hear from an array of presenters about their stories and strategies in the effort to create a culture of belonging.
2023 Conference Overview
Dr. Jeff McGee, 2023 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jeff McGee is a consultant, professor, national speaker, podcast guest, published author of the nationally recognized book, “One Human Race: Five Stages to Empowering Transformative Change” and thought leader in using an asset-based approach to understand cross-cultural and leadership competencies.