Make Plans to Attend: UT’s Statewide Diversity Summit for Faculty and Staff April 15, 2015

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Help advance diversity and inclusion efforts at the University of Tennessee by participating in UT’s first system-wide diversity summit.

Hosted by UT’s Diversity Advisory Council, the one-day summit is designed to engage the University community in efforts to create more diverse and inclusive learning and working environments—those that are enriched by and welcoming to people of different backgrounds, points of view, cultures and socioeconomic status, among other diverse characteristics.

When & Where: April 15, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Murfreesboro

Register Now: Participate in discussions with colleagues from across the state and hear from local and national experts on topics such as:

  • The Importance of Leadership in Driving Diversity and Inclusion
    Lendley Black, Chancellor at the University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Understanding Diversity in its Many Forms
    Bridget Kelly, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago
  • The Psychological Dimensions that must be Considered in Developing a Climate Reflective of Diverse Cultural, Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds
    Joe Miles, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UT Knoxville
  • Effective Communication Strategies that Demonstrate a Commitment to Diversity
    Anitra Cottledge, Director of Communications for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota

The complete agenda, speaker information and hotel recommendations are available on the summit website.

Registration is free, and the deadline to reserve your spot is April 1. Space is limited to the first 150 registrants.

We look forward to seeing you in April and encourage you to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your commitment to creating diverse and welcoming learning and working environments.