Diversity and Inclusion Summit

November 1-2, 2018 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2018

November 1–2, 2018 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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This progressive, collaborative summit is not a traditional academic conference but rather a unique event that brings together those responsible for diversity and inclusion initiatives. This is an opportunity to cross registrar and department lines and learn from one another so to work towards a broader theme, sharing tools, data, best practices, and insights that inspire change—along with the strategies and confidence to implement new approaches. Speakers will offer insights for encouraging inclusiveness in companies, schools, and the personal mindset. Participants will learn from one another in workshop-style sessions aimed at helping explore actions and strategies they can take back to their own institutions.
 
This day and a half event is not for those who need convincing there is more to do, but instead is created for those seeking insights to convince others of the rationale for change. We encourage those who are inclusion and diversity champions at their university, as well as those responsible for internal business school operations, such as associate and assistant deans, program directors, and deans to join us in Phoenix for this important conversation.

This year's Summit will extend a full day and a half, offering the opportunity for various breakouts and small group discussions among attendees.

Who Should Attend

Inclusion and diversity officers and champions, associate and assistant deans, program directors, and deans.

"The summit brought together a diverse group of individuals affiliated with businesses and business schools. I learned so much about what leading and peer institutions do for diversity and inclusion."

-Suzanne Jasmine, Academic and Career Coach, UNC Charlotte

"The AACSB Diversity & Inclusion summit serves as an imperative conversation for business schools. It is essential that we understand how our practices, policies, and procedures impact our students, faculty, and staff so that we can create inclusive communities that fulfill our institutional goals. This conversation is increasingly important as our workforce diversifies and organizations that employ our students look to hire leaders who are able to navigate conversations on difference."

-Thomas Harwell, Diversity & Inclusion Talent Engagement at Google

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For more information, contact Kaye Lee, Associate, Conferences at kaye.lee@aacsb.edu.