Keynotes &

Workshops

These are samples of program descriptions. All programs are developed to meet the needs of the organization and the developmental needs of the audience. Programs are available in keynote or workshop format.

SEMESTER AT SEA: A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

Spotlighted by MTV’s “Road Rules”, the Semester at Sea program has been sailing around the world with approximately 600 faculty, staff and students for over 30 years. Semester at sea is designed to be a “global” semester in a student’s undergraduate career. Come learn more about this life changing experience!

THE LEADER WITHIN: RACE, CULTURE, ETHNICITY, & LEADERSHIP

How do your race, culture, and ethnicity influence your leadership style? Join us on an interactive journey as we discover ways to use our own cultural backgrounds to enhance our capabilities and to work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds.

LEAD WITH STYLE!

Can be keynote or program session

As leaders we interact with different styles and personalities daily…some we connect with, some we clash with. I believe that our ability to work effectively in groups can be enhanced if we take time to not only develop our styles, but also to learn what makes our team members “tick”. Hold on to your seats! You’re about to find out which song best describes your personality: “Control,” “Wild Thing,” “We Are Family” or “Things That Make You Go…Hummm.”

ONE BETTER WORLD

Can be keynote or program style

Privilege. Identity. Social Justice. The journey begins with you. Come learn how your identities influence all you do and how you can use this knowledge to become agents of change on campus and in our world.

THE 10 MYTHS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

The term "social justice" is being used (and misused) on college and university campus more and more these days. What exactly is social justice? What is a socially just community? What are the characteristics of a campus community committed to social justice? In this program, the 10 myths of social justice will be shared as well as a questionaire that can be used to measure your campus' commitment to inclusion, equity and social justice. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!

THE PATH TO COMPETENCE

For professional staff members

So, you’ve facilitated a couple of diversity sessions. You’ve had individuals from historically underrepresented groups thank you for being an ally. You’ve been supportive of “well intentioned” colleagues from dominant groups. The question is: “Do you really get it?” Do you understand the extent to which your identities influence all you do? Join us on a journey that will take us to a place of deeper understanding in regard to racism, heterosexism, sexism, ablism, classism and other forms of oppression. As we provide opportunities for students to have healthy conversations on issues of inclusion, our first step should be the ongoing process of “self work”. Through a series of activities, small group work, and reflection, participants will be encouraged to examine their “cultural readiness”.

With Liberty and Justice for ALL:  Our Continued Role as Social Justice Educators

The term “social justice” is being used (and misused) on college and university campuses more and more these days. What are the characteristics of a campus community committed to social justice? Are we doing things in the name of social justice that are not congruent with the true spirit of equity and inclusion? In this program, twelve personal reflections on the current state of social justice education in higher education will be shared as well as an opportunity to assess your campus' successes and challenges in providing a campus environment that is welcoming to all.  

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