Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Conference

Register today for this virtual conference and learn how schools and organizations can build a culture of belonging and deliver learning that fits the cultural landscape in which they operate.
May 16​ – 18​
Registered attendees for this conference will have access to recorded sessions for 90 days post conference.
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Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International. Learn more about what topics to expect during the conference as well as AACSB's global perspective on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and our commitment to action in this area.
Caryn Beck-Dudley
President & CEO
AACSB International
What does it take to be an inclusive leader? What should a leader exemplify to motivate and drive teams toward individual and shared success? Join this keynote session to better understand what inclusive leadership looks like in your role and how you can cultivate a culture that embraces and celebrates our differences.
Donna Maria Blancero
Professor of Management and Diversity
Bentley University
Ian Williamson
Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Kevin Chan Bradley
Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community
HUB International
Tanesha Jones
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Leader
IKEA North America Services
Join your fellow attendees on screen to discuss your thoughts on the opening keynote session.
Hanna McLeod
Director, Thought Leadership
AACSB International
Lee Davidson
Manager, Thought Leadership
AACSB International
Learn the key considerations for creating a DEIB action plan and how to sustain efforts. Presenters will share details on how they identified areas of improvement in their institution and the steps they took to create a plan, including gaining feedback from various stakeholders.
Anna Górska
Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management Department, Director, Research Center for Women and Diversity in Organizations
Kozminski University
Michele Williams
Associate Professor, Tippie DEI Faculty Fellow, Management and Entrepreneurship
The University of Iowa
Join us for insightful 7-minute TED talk-style presentations where three institutions showcase ways they’re creating an inclusive culture on their campus to ensure that staff, faculty and learners feel that they belong.
Clarence Edward Ball
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Gabelli School of Business
Fordham University
Flora Kuang
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Melbourne
Nattavud Pimpa
Assistant Dean, Sustainability
Mahidol University
Help, I'm Wrestling with "Prickly" DEIB Issues! Those who are involved with DEIB often wrestle with “prickly” issues involving upper-level administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and curriculum. This session will give participants an opportunity to discuss sensitive and challenging DEIB issues which they have dealt with successfully or unsuccessfully. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and or provide feedback during the discussion.
Anthony Nelson
North Carolina Central University
Matrecia James
Dean, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure University
Tomas Gomez-Arias
Dean, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration
California State University, San Bernardino
What does DEIB look like when it’s rebuilt in your context, for your issues, with your values, within your cultural framework? This session will focus on adopting a culturally appropriate lens on work, strategy, mission, teaching, and research to fit the context of the landscape in which your organization operates. Understand how to build a strategy appropriate for your local context to serve your local community.
Drew Mallory
Inclusion Ambassador and Professor of Organizational Psychology
Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University
Across institutions there is variability in the relationship and order of operations between DEI strategy development and the evaluation of related initiatives. Presenters will share different approaches to finding balance between these two priorities. The ensuing discussion will cover both qualitative and quantitative methods that can be used to assess progress and ensure institutional accountability. Attendees will gain an understanding of the relationship between strategy and evaluation, as well as methods for gathering data to effectively assess DEIB goals and impact.
Aronté Bennett
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Marketing and Business Law
Villanova University
Terrill Drake
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Harvard Business School
Harvard University
Institutions have responded to their local DEIB needs in many ways including the implementation of new course content and programs. Join us for insightful 7-minute TED talk-style presentations where three institutions showcase the unique programs and courses they’ve developed with a DEIB focus.
Anna Kieszkowska-Grudny
Director, Postgraduate Studies LiderShe Women's Leadership Academy, Kozminski University and CEO
Minds of Hope, Instytut BezStresu
Nimol Hen
Director, First-generation and Multicultural (FaM) Business Program, Business School
University of Colorado Denver
Yusuf Sidani
Dean, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
American University of Beirut
Join this coffee chat to discuss with peers best practices in responding to political extremism on campus, engaging in dialogue over entrenched political views, and managing cancel culture. Facilitators will help guide the discussion by sharing their experiences in responding to social justice issues, while opening the conversation for where business schools can improve.
Binnu Palta Hill
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tayah Butler
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Poole College of Management
North Carolina State University
In this session presenters will share how they are garnering support from administration, engaging alumni, leveraging corporate partners and finding support to implement and sustain their DEIB efforts.
Mark Hintz
Senior Director of Development, Morrison Family College of Health and Opus College of Business
University of St Thomas
Nakeisha Lewis
Associate Dean of Student Success, Knauss School of Business
University of San Diego
The Great Resignation, employee disengagement, and high employee turnover are all indicators that there is work to do in better preparing managers to lead multigenerational workforces. In this session attendees will be given insight into how to comprehend the different characteristics and behaviors of various generations, how to implement multigenerational perspectives into courses, and how to design faculty training in this area.
Karina Ochis
Professor of Leadership and Management
Forbes Coaches Council
Oxford York
Psychotherapist, Professor of Leadership, International Lecturer
Ottawa & Greater Ottawa Therapy Services
What makes a classroom an inclusive space where the utmost learning and participation can happen? This session will focus on the fundamental concept of creating a space where students and faculty feel included and safe.
Lucy Swedberg
Executive Editor
Harvard Business Publishing
Patti O-Brien Richardson
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick