Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

December 7-9, 2020

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Why D&I Should Remain a Core Part of the Agenda in Response to Covid-19

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Unlock the Power of D&I in Times of Crisis

Networking Community Meetings

Please register for each meeting below you would like to join. Networking Community Meetings are free and do not require a registration to the full event. To access the Networking Community Meetings on December 7, please click HERE and select “Networking Community Attendee” and follow the prompts to join the event. These meetings will appear under the “sessions”, five minutes prior to the start of each meeting.

Please note that unless you are registered for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit, you will not have access to summit sessions including keynote presentations and speed networking. Those registered for the summit will receive a link to access all conference sessions, including Networking Community Meetings.


Monday, December 7, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on topics of online learning and diversity and inclusion. The session will include a breakout discussion, with the following topic choices:

Inclusive teaching online (facilitated by Tawnya Means)

  • The role of technology
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Building community and a sense of belonging

Accessibility for online students (facilitated by Renee Ford)

  • Universal design to support course development and delivery
  • Accommodating student needs
  • Tips and strategies for students with learning differences

Student success for diverse student populations (facilitated by Lucian Tipi)

  • Is online an enabler or not?
  • What is the future for education for diverse populations
  • Student-centered teaching

Please plan to bring your questions, ideas, and practices to share.

Session Speakers:
Tawnya Means, Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Renee Ford, Instructional Designer, The Pennsylvania State University
Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Hallam University

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10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Joint Session: Women Administrators in Management Education and Diversity & Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

Coping and healing the wounds of racism and sexism

Session Speaker:
Thema Bryant-Davis, Associate Professor, Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

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