2-Part Webinar: Communicating With a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens

Aug. 12 - 18, 2020

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About This Important Webinar Series

From a global pandemic to one of the largest social movements in American history, the last six months have brought unbelievable change -- and challenges -- to every American institution, including higher education.

This two-part webinar series brings to the forefront important discussions about what all this means for community colleges and their renewed imperative to communicate with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens -- during a crisis and beyond.

Both webinars are being offered at a reduced package rate of $225 (the first one at the regular rate of $150 and the second one at half off), which includes an unlimited number of connections for your entire team. Both will be interactive, allowing participants to break into virtual small groups to briefly share experiences on their own campuses and learn what others are doing.

TO REGISTER: You will need to log in to an active member's account to register one or more individuals from your institution. You may register as many as you like. If you want to add more people after placing your order, please call the national office at (505) 349-0500.


SESSION 1

Communicating Through Crisis:
COVID-19, Racial Justice and Getting It Right

Wednesday, Aug. 12
2 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Central
12 noon Mountain / 11 a.m. Pacific

Just as many of us were creating and adjusting our communication plans around COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd and subsequent social upheaval required us to pivot quickly and ask: How best could we communicate both compassion and outrage while holding ourselves and others accountable?

Part 1 of this interactive webinar series will address what it means for institutions to use a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to communicate well in the midst of a crisis. Specific questions to be addressed include:

  • Where do we focus?
  • How do we collaborate?
  • When do we communicate, and what, exactly, do we say? 
  • How do we understand our current crises and challenges from a social justice perspective?

SESSION 2 

Planning for Pushback:
Protests, Social Media and the Free Speech Debate

Tuesday, Aug. 18
2 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Central
12 noon Mountain / 11 a.m. Pacific

Part 2 looks further out, asking how colleges can prepare for the communication challenges brought on by a 24-hour news cycle and social media-focused culture. The focus is on moving from managing a crisis to managing for the long haul.

Specific questions to be addressed include:

  • When everyone can comment on everything all the time, how can you make your institution's communication matter?
  • When your institution openly supports diversity, equity and inclusion, how can you manage the inevitable pushback?  Are you prepared for the debate around free speech?
  • How can you help prepare your college for the inevitable communication challenges that will arise as the country grapples with what it has been and what it needs to be? 

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Registration Fee

$225 for both webinars

Registration is open to members only. Join Now.

The fee includes:

  • An unlimited number of connections so that anyone from your college may attend, whether they're working on campus or remotely.
  • Copies of the PowerPoint presentations.
  • Recordings of the live broadcasts.

IMPORTANT!
To register, you will need to log in to an active member's account to register one or more individuals from your institution. You may register as many as you like. If you want to add more people after placing your order, please call the national office at (505) 349-0500.

About the Presenters

  • Anne Phibbs
  • Anne Phibbs, Ph.D.
    Founder and President
    Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Anne Phibbs has more than 25 years of experience in training, teaching, and curriculum development in diversity, equity and inclusion. She has delivered workshops in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, health care and faith community settings. Previously, she served as GLBT student services director at Metropolitan State University, and as director of the GLBTA Programs Office and director of education in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy and feminist studies from the University of Minnesota.

  • JeffJulian
  • Jeff Julian
    Chief of Staff
    Harper College, IL

Jeff Julian is chief of staff at Harper College and previously was executive director of communications, overseeing media relations, legislative affairs, internal and external communications, community relations, and crisis communication. Before that, he held positions as director of public awareness at the American Library Association, executive director of communications at Elgin Community College, and  director of communications and external relations at Joliet Junior College. He has a master’s degree in English studies from Elmhurst College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism/communications from the University of St. Francis, both in Illinois. He has a certification from the Crisis Leadership in Higher Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He serves as District 3 director on NCMPR's board of directors.

 

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