ACE to Launch Workshops on Creating More Inclusive Organizations, Applying to Leadership Positions

ACE will begin two virtual, multi-part workshops, The DEI Evidence Imperative and Planning Your Next Career Move, on June 21.

The DEI Evidence Imperative workshop will acclimate mid- and senior-level higher education leaders to the imperative to use data to guide improvements diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and organizational viability. Planning Your Next Career Move will guide participants through the experience of searching for and applying to new leadership positions in higher education. There is still time to sign up for both workshops.

Incorporating findings from ACE’s Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education among additional sources, The DEI Evidence Imperative will prepare participants to take meaningful steps to eliminate equity gaps and create more inclusive organizations. Each of the four sessions will focus on a specific aspect central to creating meaningful and lasting change: college and university human resources; future postsecondary students; student success; and alumni and outcomes. Participants will meet for two-hour sessions on June 21, June 28, July 12, and July 26. 

Planning Your Next Career Move, a two-part workshop that will contain two three-hour sessions on June 21 and July 21, will help participants to discern their career aspirations and develop a narrative that showcases their qualifications as a candidate. Incorporating participants’ backgrounds, talents, and interests, facilitators will use the first session to help attendees craft compelling stories for positions of interest and review best practices for turning in application materials. Participants will then submit candidate materials for a specific position to the facilitators in advance of the second session, in which they will receive individualized feedback from other participants and facilitators in small groups. 

Jonathan Gagliardi, assistant vice chancellor for academic effectiveness and innovation, City University of New York, and Gina Johnson, cofounder and principal, Data EmpowerED Consulting will lead The DEI Evidence Imperative workshop. 

The six facilitators for the Planning Your Next Career Move workshop are:

  • ​Bronté Burleigh-Jones, chief financial officer, vice president, and treasurer, American University 
  • ​Ronald Carter, former president, Johnson C. Smith University, and president and chief executive officer, Carter & Associates
  • Mary Churchill, associate dean for strategic initiatives and community engagement, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
  • Penny Rue, vice president and university professor emeritus, Wake Forest University
  • Jim Sirianni, managing director, Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group
  • Wendy Wilson, vice president for university relations and chief of staff, Albany State University 

Register for The DEI Evidence Imperative here and Planning Your Next Career Move workshop here.​​​

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