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Different Shades of Green: Diversity - A Competitive Advantage in the Workplace
UNCW Diversity Conference
Diversity - a competitive advantage, February 27, 2013
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast-Burney Center
8-8:15 a.m. Conference opening
Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, Associate Provost for Institutional
Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
Ms. Linda Pearce, Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees
8:15-9:30 a.m. Shades of Green for the Global Marketplace
Moderator: Ms. Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, Diversity
· Victoria Boston, Vice President for Southeast Region, Verizon Wireless
· Mr. Shann Coleman, Manager, Duke Energy
· Dr. Kathy Spencer, Superintendent, Onslow County Schools
· Ms. Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director, Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover
10-11:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions
Session One: The Business Case for Diversity
Moderator: Ms. JoAnn McDowell, Interim Associate Vice
· Mr. Brian Richards, Coordinator, Carolinas Diversity Council
· Ms. Kadianne McPherson, Human Resources Manager, Corning
· Mr. Scott Hamrick, IT Leader, GE-Hitachi – Wilmington
Session Two: Advancing Women and Faculty of Color in the
Moderator: Dr. Kathy Browder, Associate Dean, College of Health
· Dr. Christine Grant, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, NC State University
12-12:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:45-1 p.m. Presentation of Inclusive Excellence Awards and Keynote Speaker
1-2 p.m. Keynote Address
Questions and Answers
2:15-4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session Three: Faculty Research and Scholarship on
Diversity and Inclusion
Moderator: Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Associate Vice Chancellor,
· Dr. Candace Thompson, Assistant Professor, Watson College of Education
· Dr. Victor Malo-Juvera, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
· Dr. Paula Reid, Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Services
Session Four: UNCW Student Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion
Greetings: Deloris Rhodes, Community Outreach, Watson School
of Education and
· Ms. Caro Pelham, Student Government Association
· Mr. Justin Borges, Centro Hispano Embajadores
· Ms. Nyeela Atiya Bolton, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
· Ms. Quynh Rcom, Asian Student Association
· Mr. Josh Kinchen, graduate student Higher Education Administration
4:15-4:30 p.m. Summary and Wrap-Up- Burney Center
Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1995 from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Worthington was the assistant deputy chancellor and chief diversity officer at the University of Missouri from 2006--2011. During that time, he was also a founding member of the board of directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and recently served as the vice president for diversity and the public interest of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) (2008--2011). Worthington was recently appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (2012--2014).
He is the editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (JDHE), and an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (JCP). He was the SCP coordinator for the 2011 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, and served as a member of the APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation.
Since 2006, Worthington has been the principal investigator and project director of the MU Difficult Dialogues Program, a project funded by three prestigious Ford Foundation grants totaling $230,000. He is currently the chair of the emerging Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center.
From 1999 through 2005, Worthington was the architect and principal investigator for the MU Campus Climate Study, which included five phases of data collection and three volumes of reports. In 2005, he chaired a campus--wide task force for campus climate and training. The most recent iteration of climate research was a 2009 Student Survey. In 2007--08 he was one of the
tri--chairs of the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Veteran--Friendly Campus.
Worthington is also a licensed psychologist and he has taught courses to undergraduate and graduate students on ethics and law for professional psychology, counseling and interpersonal skills, research design, measurement and multicultural counseling. He is a nationally recognized scholar on issues of human diversity in counseling and education. He has won numerous awards
for academic, service and teaching excellence.
Registration Deadline: Februrary 21, 2013
Registration is closed for this conference. NO REGISTRATION ON SITE.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored when received by Thursday, February 21, 2013. A $10 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, UNC Wilmington will refund registration fees.
Table sponsorships are available for $300 a table. Benefits include 10 registrations plus recognition in the program.
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