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

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit Agenda

All summit sessions and times are subject to change – check back regularly for the latest schedule. All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees after the Summit.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

08:45 a.m.–09:45 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 on topics including: Inclusive teaching online; Accessibility for online students; Student success for diverse student populations

Speaker(s):
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Renee Ford, Instructional Designer, The Pennsylvania State University

08:45 a.m.–05:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

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

Joint Affinity Group Meeting: Women Administrators in Management Education and Diversity and Inclusion Affinity GroupsSpeaker(s):
  • Jenny Darroch, Dean, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • Matrecia S. James, Dean, St. Bonaventure University
  • Tomas Gomez-Arias, Dean, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Thema Bryant-Davis, , Pepperdine University

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

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program begins, we welcome you to take a moment to introduce yourself and become familiar with our easy-to-use conference platform, Hopin.

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

AACSB Summit Welcome

Join us for a welcome message from AACSB’s executive and member leadership as they discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging in the context of busines education, reinforcing the connection to positive societal impact and standard 9 of the 2020 business accreditation standards.

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International
  • John A. Elliott, Dean, University of Connecticut
  • Jikyeong Kang, President, Dean and MVP Professor, Marketing, Asian Institute of Management
  • Linda U. Hadley, Dean, Columbus State University

Keynote I: Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism: Tackling the Continuing Challenges

This session will share insights on fostering inclusive and equitable cultures in business education, drawing on research and lessons learned from supporting a positive campus racial climate within higher education more broadly. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Julie J. Park, Associate Professor, Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Exhibitor Networking

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(A1) Committing to a Culture of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - Especially During a CrisisTrack: Priority

Learn about PwC's commitment to building a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging, the internal and external initiatives they are driving and how they are making this a priority during the current crisis. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Kimberlee Washington Barr, Human Capital Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • E J Dickerson, US Diversity Talent Acquisition Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kitsy Blanc, Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Julie Peters, US University Relations Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

(A2) Connecting Advocacy and PolicyTrack: B-schools & Industry

How do you engage stakeholders with DIB initiatives and empower them so it makes sense for your organization’s culture? Learn how others have taken a bold stand for good, making short term sacrifices for long term positive impact. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Paquita Davis-Friday, Senior Associate Dean, Baruch College-The City University of New York
  • Carly Speranza, Director, Research & Assistant Professor, Management, Marymount University

02:00 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Responding to the Urgency of the Moment: Caring for the most vulnerable members of the university ecosystems

This session will bring together visions for D&I from different regions. Taking into account regional specificities regarding culture, economics and social institutions, the panelists will discuss the most burning problems of the various vulnerable communities that the current global pandemic dramatically accentuated. Ways to approach these wicked problems and some practical measures to alleviate them will be shared. Join us as we discuss what we will do differently to make the world a more inclusive place. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Gloria Agyemang, Head, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Miles K. Davis, President, Linfield University
  • Veneta Andonova, Dean, School of Management (Colombia), Universidad de los Andes

03:15 p.m.–03:25 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed! SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(B1) Building Equitable and Anti-racist CommunitiesTrack: Priority

This session will address issues of hidden discrimination and lack of opportunity. Speakers will share ideas for breaking down systemic barriers and share what others are doing differently in response to Black Lives Matter. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Donna Maria Blancero, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Bentley University
  • Katherine Lampley, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bentley University

(B2) Making the Grade and Moving the Needle: The Business Case for DIB Education in Business SchoolsTrack: B-schools & Industry

This session will share ideas to effectively communicate the business case for DIB education to administration as they seek to incorporate DIB into curriculum. Learn to best articulate the value add of students who possess DIB competencies when engaging with campus recruiters, talent managers and corporate partners. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Speaker(s):
  • Deborah Hazzard, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion , University of South Carolina

04:35 p.m.–05:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Ideas That Inspire: Facilitated Networking

Facilitated social breakout ‘rooms’ will each kick off with an example of how others are integrating DEI into their cultures, and how these efforts became a springboard to bigger things. Join us to hear a practical story that made impact, followed by casual discussion via video. SGT time shown is on Tuesday, December 8

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(C1) Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Remote Work EnvironmentsTrack: Priority

COVID-19 instantaneously accelerated a growing acceptance of remote work arrangements. This session will offer action items towards improving efficacy of DIB in the remote context of your specific institution as well as an ongoing conversation about continuous quality improvement related to these strategies. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Anne Sinkey, Program Manager, Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business, Oregon State University
  • Anjala S. Krishen, Director, MBA Programs and Professor, Marketing & International Business, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

(C2) Egypt Women on Boards ObservatoryTrack: Foundational

This session will explore the impact of increasing the number of qualified women to serve on corporate boards in Egypt. Speakers will share how they built different stakeholder partnerships to create impact and illustrate the benefits of increased diversity on boards and accelerated placement of female board directors, thus improving corporate governance practices. Join us for ideas around partner engagement efforts, guidance for leveraging networks, as well as strategies for promoting and enhancing the visibility of activities and outcomes.. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Hebatallah El Serafi, Assistant Chairman & Head of Disclosure and Corporate Governance, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)
  • Lamise Negm, CSR Advisor to the Central Bank of Egypt Governor, Central Bank of Egypt
  • Ghada Howaidy, Associate Dean Executive Education & External Relations , The American University in Cairo

11:00 a.m.–05:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

12:00 p.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Exhibitor Networking

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of Speed Networking. Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

12:45 p.m.–01:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(D1) Getting Started: A BlueprintTrack: Priority

This session will focus on how to get started and will be designed for those just moving into a position of diversity officer or just beginning to take on shared DIB responsibilities. Speakers will offer insights to establish institutional baselines, construct building blocks for real change, as well as strategies to gain buy-in and best practices to form effective committees or task forces. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Nakeisha Lewis, Associate Dean, Undergraduate/Accelerated Master's Programs; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Ambassador, University of St. Thomas-Minnesota
  • Mythily Mahadevan, Founder and CEO of LEAN n’ Diversity LLC,

(D2) Academia and the Corporate Sector: Collaborations to Move Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forward

In this session we will examine how academia and the corporate sector can collaborate to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Business schools prepare future business leaders to excel in a global and multicultural world by teaching them cultural competencies like overcoming unconscious bias and encouraging courageous conversations about inclusion. Corporations and other employers hire those students to lead with the skillsets they’ve acquired in school to foster inclusive environments with diverse teams leading to greater innovation and performance. By working together, academia and the corporate sector can redefine leadership to include diversity and inclusion as critical components of success. Together, they can be the catalyst for changing the lens through which we approach business and societal issues. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Brian Kennedy, Partner, Assurance, EY LLP
  • Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

02:00 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

PANEL: Inclusion into Curriculum: Practical Implementation

Speakers from different parts of the world will share examples of how they are implementing inclusive curriculum into various disciplines of the business school. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School
  • Youssoupha S. Diouf, Head, International Affairs & Africa-Asia Institute, Groupe ISM
  • Alison Yacyshyn, Dean, Concordia University of Edmonton

03:00 p.m.–03:40 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Inclusion into Curriculum: Practical Implementation (GENDER)

This breakout session will highlight trends around diversity in business school cases, offer a blueprint to close gaps, and share advice on auditing. Lesley will share what she has learnt from her ground breaking research. She will give pointers on how you can start to set this process into action in your school/business. This session will consist of both presentation and group discussion. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Lesley Symons, Founder, The Case For Women,

Inclusion into Curriculum: Practical Implementation (STEM)

This session will introduce attendees to Tufts University’s Center for STEM Diversity, and the programs offered. Attendees should walk away from the session with transferable initiative ideas they can use to grow and enhance their diverse population. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Ellise LaMotte, Director, Center for STEM Diversity, Tufts University

03:45 p.m.–04:35 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(E1) Leadership Practices for Faculty, Students and Stakeholders: An Empathy-based Approach

This session will share how others are creating inclusive practices for faculty, students, and stakeholders, sharing success and hurdles along the journey of increasing awareness and making bold moves to build an inclusive culture. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Kim Watty, Professor, Deakin University
  • Paul Flatau, Director, Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia

(E2) DIB Post-COVID: Empowering Students by Showing up in New Ways

This session will share ideas to create a roadmap for your students’ wellness, including strategies to support indigenous populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Speaker(s):
  • Ian O. Williamson, Incoming Dean, University of California, Irvine
  • Ivan D. Butar, Dean, Sampoerna University

04:35 p.m.–05:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Cocktails with Kittie

We’ll learn from expert mixologist Kittie Morgan how to become the master of your own home bar including bar tools (and substitutions!), key skills and a bit of mixology history as we then move on to how to master a Classic Paloma (with and without alcohol). Be sure you have the ingredients prior so you can follow along during this live demonstration! Ingredients showcased: 2 oz./60 mL grapefruit juice (or 0.5 grapefruit) 1 oz./30 mL lime juice (or 0.5 lime) 1 oz./30 mL simple syrup 2 oz./60 mL tequila, ice 3 oz./90 mL sparkling water coarse salt (optional) SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(F1) Implementing ‘Belonging’ into your DIB InitiativesTrack: Foundational

The session will explore how initiatives must reach beyond D&I to embrace peoples’ unique traits and allow students or employees to feel they belong in your organization and have the psychological safety to be their authentic selves without fear of judgement. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Wanda Costen, Dean, Grant MacEwan University
  • Guénola Nonet, Professor and Jönköping University Network Chairperson, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University

(F2) Progressing Gender Equality in Higher EducationTrack: Momentum

This session will explore ideas to set strategic, university-wide objectives for gender diversity and improve career mobility options for women. Presenters will share ideas and solutions to overcome common challenges and barriers for women in Higher Ed, including inclusive practices to support female faculty in the wake of COVID19. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Claire Collins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, University of Reading
  • Zoe Radnor, Vice President, Strategy and Planning; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, City, University of London

11:00 a.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

12:15 p.m.–01:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Cultivating a Position at the Intersection of Academia and Industry

This session will focus on bringing together business schools, industry, and economic developers to share examples illustrating how schools have established strategic partnerships to promote inclusive economic ecosystems. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Michael Casson, Dean, Delaware State University
  • Tillmann Henssler, Open University AACSB Influential Leader 2019, Sourcing Manager, Procurement, Pfizer Inc.

01:15 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Creating Luminous Spaces

This short presentation offers ideas to create a workspace that inspires you. Maureen Calamia explores her groundbreaking method using feng shui and biophilic design to achieve greater harmony in our lives. Tapping into the wisdom of the five elements, Maureen will guide us to create a more luminous office space - key for productivity in today’s environment. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, December 9

01:30 p.m.–01:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

01:45 p.m.–02:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(G1) Inclusive Societies for Those with DisabilitiesTrack: Foundational

Presenters will share their experiences pioneering a project for positive societal impact and brought new meaning and purpose to their students, staff, faculty and out community. Teach your students to be ambassadors of a cause and enrich your university’s offer by addressing exciting and impactful social issues. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Maria Almeida, Consultant; member of the Board Inclusive Community Forum, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Abdelraheem M. Abualbasal, Dean, Princess Sumaya University for Technology

(G2) DIB Efforts and Stakeholder Communication

How should organizations approach marketing and communication around DIB efforts? This session will explore best practices for sharing efforts tactfully, honestly, and with forward focus. Presenters will discuss what data and information you should share, and when, as well as the importance of a narrative that is focused on future efforts rather than past accomplishments. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Celia de Anca, Director, Center for Diversity in Global Management, IE Business School
  • Connie Cárdenas de Santamaría, Full Professor, Universidad de los Andes

03:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II: Impact on Society as An Indicator of Quality / A Conversation with Ken Bouyer

This session will share practical actions business schools can take to influence society at local, regional, national, and/or international level and how to best define objectives and strategies that will create positive impacts for the communities your business school serves. We will discuss Standard 9 of the new 2020 Business Accreditation Standards, which specifically covers diversity and inclusion as a component of societal impact. SGT time shown is on Thursday, December 10

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Kenneth Bouyer, EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, EY LLP