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Note: This is an all day event held at the Festival Student & Conference Center.

Total Workshop Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites: None


Wed, 14 Mar 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

12th Annual Conference on Diversity

"Voices of Diversity, Visions of Inclusion"

Geared toward JMU Faculty and Staff, the Diversity Conference is an all-day event located in the Festival Conference and Student Center which allows you to participate in your choice of three informational or workshop sessions. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served.  

Please register online to ensure participation in your preferred sessions and lunch.  Walk-in registration begins at 8:00 a.m. but session availability cannot be guaranteed. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018. 

Conference Schedule:

8:00 a.m.                            Check in begins outside the Festival Grand Ballroom. Morning refreshments will be available.

8:45 a.m.                            Welcome and opening remarks

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.                Session 1 - See below for titles and links to descriptions

10:45 a.m. - Noon              Session 2 - See below for titles and links to descriptions

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.       Lunch, keynote address, and recognition for the:

            • IDEA Grant
            • The Compass Awards
            • The Women of Distinction Awards and
            • The Provost's Diversity Curriculum Development Grants

   Keynote: Innovating Diversity & Empowering Leaders: Renewing Hope through Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Damon Williams, nationally recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership.                

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.                   Session 3 – See below for titles and links to descriptions

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.                   Conference wrap-up with Mr. Art Dean and Dr. David Owusu-Ansah, Festival Ballroom. 

                                             Book signing with keynote speaker Dr. Damon Williams, Festival Ballroom.

                                             Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Linking Meandering Paths, Lisanby Gallery, ground floor Festival


Schedule of Events

Click on the Session title to view the session description.

Conference Opening & Registration

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Check-In & Morning Refreshments in the Outer Reception Area and Grand Ballroom

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks in the Grand Ballroom

Session 1

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

What is Intersectionality? Exploring Social Identities Using the Tapestry Model

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Paralympic Skill Lab: Sharing the Vision of Inclusive Physical Activity in KIN 100

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Deep Learning about Inclusive Leadership for Sustainable Peace?

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

What Color is My Communication

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Intergenerational Intersections that Expand the Human Experience

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Lessons from being an International Student at JMU

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Diversifying the Historical Record through JMU Special Collections

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Beyond Sombreros, Chopsticks and Hijabs: Breaking Down Outdated Constructions of Diversity & Culture

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

JMU Task Force on Inclusion

Session 2

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Appreciating Religious Diversity and Worldview Identity Development in the Undergraduate Context

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Just Added! Diversity & Inclusion for Leaders

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

The Risk of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

It'll Never Work!: Transforming Voices of Exclusion through Universal Design, Collaboration, and Respectful Listening

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Building Coalitions for Diversity and Inclusion

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Anti-Racist Teaching

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Voices from the Closet: Using Stories to Open Doors for LGBTQIAP+ Youth

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching Cultural Confidence in a Nursing Curriculum

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Inclusion through Play and Citizen Diplomacy

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Diversity Through Internationalization: Fulbright, INU, and More

Keynote Address

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Innovating Diversity & Empowering Leaders: Renewing hope through Inclusive Excellence

Dr. Damon Williams, a nationally recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership

Session 3

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

How accessible are the libraries?  Development, Outcomes, and Next Stages of the 2017/18 Audit

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Just Added! Faculty Recruitment Best Practices

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Addressing Issues Faced by Transgender Students in Residence Life at JMU: Ethical Decision-Making in Action

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voicing the Diversity of Latinx Experiences of College Recruitment and Retention

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Can You Hear Me? Communication Across the Generations

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Meaningful Access and Inclusion: Reflections on Year 1 of the Disability Studies Minor at JMU

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Diversity Matters: As Told by AHRD Alumni

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voices of Diversity: Stories from the Practicum Experiences with Migrant Education Students

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Including Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education Institutions

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Voices of Resilience: Success stories of minority-status first-generation female college students

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Almost Sunrise

Linking Meandering Paths - Art Exhibit Opening Reception

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by: The President's Office, the Office of Access & Inclusion, and Talent Development


Facilitated by: Presented by: The President's Office, the Office of Access & Inclusion, and Talent Development


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Competency: Diversity

Series: New for 2018

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