Global Diversity and Inclusion Conference

December 15–17, 2021 | Virtual and In-Person (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Regional Forums

With your Global Diversity and Inclusion Conference registration, you will be automatically registered to subsequent virtual forums in February 2022. These forums will extend valuable conversations from the December conference and provide a space for  sharing and gaining insights on initiatives, best practices, and experiences specific to the region. Presenters will lead discussions on socioeconomic access, political diversity, cross-generational workforces, inclusive curriculum and more.

Discover topics and tools that are making a difference and generating important conversations in the Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Americas regions. Session recordings and presentation materials from the regional forums will be available to all conference attendees through June 1, 2022.

 Tuesday, February 22
11:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Welcome and Keynote I: Student Mobility and Immigration

This session will discuss how, despite the challenges of COVID19, schools were successful designing opportunities for student mobility experience, increasing multicultural learning and developing intercultural competences.

12:15 p.m. – 12: 45 p.m. Breakout Discussions/Facilitated Networking
1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Cross Generational Workforces/Management

With four generations making up today’s workforce, managing collaboration and productivity challenges can be difficult. This session will explore how organizations with cross generational teams can build a culture of efficiency and understanding.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
(A1) Gender Diversity/Supporting Female Faculty:

COVID19 exacerbated existing barriers to female career advancement, amplifying economic and social burdens for women as household responsibilities, child and eldercare, challenges of limited physical space and more disproportionately affected female professionals. This session will explore how schools are strategically supporting female faculty career advancement and ensuring gender diversity success.
(A2) Tribalism, Globalization, and Managing Identity:

This session will discuss how globalization and tribalism can coexist when organizations are prepared to be conscious, recognizing and respecting each student’s individual need, talent and potential.

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closing Comments and Commitment to Action Items
Programming Concludes


 Wednesday, February 23
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote I: Defining Inclusion and Contextualizing Knowledge

This session will discuss defining DEIB challenges specific to the Africa region, including contextualizing curriculum and learning. Speakers will share their experiences moving away from a western lens and illustrating the value of Eastern education. 

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. General Session: Socioeconomic Access and Diversity

This session will share how organizations, especially those with diverse stakeholders, can provide equitable access and social mobility. Presenters will discuss strategies to reduce economic and social barriers that exist in the region and share ideas for engaging your underrepresented populations.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session: Cross Generational Workforces

Today’s workforce encompasses four generations, causing collaboration and productivity challenges. This session will explore how organizations can overcome cultural and communication issues to build a culture of efficiency and understanding.

 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closing Comments and Commitment to Action Items
Programming Concludes


 Wednesday, February 23
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote: Defining Inclusion and Contextualizing Knowledge 

This session will discuss defining DEIB challenges specific to the Africa region, including contextualizing curriculum and learning. Speakers will share their experiences decolonizing curriculum and moving away from a western lens. 

10:05 a.m. - 10:45 5 a.m. Breakout Session and Networking

This session will share how organizations, especially those with diverse stakeholders, can provide equitable access and social mobility. Presenters will discuss strategies to reduce economic and social barriers that exist in the region and share ideas for engaging your underrepresented populations.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Socioeconomic Access and Diversity

This session will share how organizations, especially those with diverse stakeholders, can provide equitable access and social mobility. Presenters will discuss strategies to reduce economic and social barriers that exist in the region and share ideas for engaging your underrepresented populations.

 12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. Closing Comments and Commitment to Action Items
Programming Concludes


 Thursday, February 24

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote: Expanded Discussion on Political Diversity

This session will expand the December conference’s discussion around political extremism on campus and in the workplace. Presenters will discuss examples specific to the Americas region, including ideas for managing dialogue on campus and best practices for diplomatically and delicately managing conflict with suitability and understanding.

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Breakouts/ Facilitated Networking 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Cross Generational Workforces

With four generations making up today’s workforce, managing collaboration and productivity challenges can be difficult. This session will explore how organizations with cross generational teams can build a culture of efficiency and understanding.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

2:05 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

(A1) Inclusive Pedagogy

This session will discuss prioritizing curriculum revision and what actions business schools are taking to build inclusive curriculum. Presenters will share ideas for cross-departmental collaboration, suggestions for who needs to be involved, and examples for measurements of success. 


(A2) Gender Diversity and Supporting Female Faculty

COVID19 exacerbated existing barriers to female career advancement, amplifying economic and social burdens for women as household responsibilities, child and eldercare, challenges of limited physical space and more disproportionately affected female professionals. This session will explore how schools are strategically supporting female faculty career advancement and ensuring gender diversity success.   

 



 
 Programming Concludes


To be held in conjunction with the Middle East Conference. Separate, in-person registration is required. Recordings will be available to all Diversity and Inclusion Conference registrants after the event. 
More information coming soon!