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Diversity Leadership Retreat

The Diversity Leadership Retreat will provide students the opportunity to discuss diversity, social justice, leadership, and so much more. Participants will be inspired and equipped with strategies for success, lessons on leadership, and practical skills that will be helpful in navigating our global society. Workshop topics include: Diversity in the Community, Oppression and Cultural Conformity, Politically Incorrect, Leadership in a Global Environment, Symbols Used to Define Who You Are, Inclusion for LGBTQA Communities, and Effective Communication in Leadership. This event will feature Rev. Dr. Jaime Washington, President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm and James Brown, Co-President of ALFA World Wide, Ltd. and a former Senior Vice President at ESPN.  RSVP here.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Registration/Check-in/Continental Breakfast 
University Center I-Lounge

10:00 -10:55 am
Welcome and Icebreakers
University Center I-Lounge

9:30 - 10:00 am
Registration/Check-in/Continental Breakfast
University Center I-Lounge

11:00 -11:55 am
Opening Session with James Brown- ALFA World Wide, Ltd. and former Senior VP of ESPN
University Center Ballrooms

12:00 -12:40 pm
Break Out Session 1

Workshop: Conformity as Symbolic Oppression: Reconciling Value Neutrality and Double Consciousness in an Ostensibly Multicultural Society
Facilitator: Jovan Scott Lewis
Location:   UC 233
 
Workshop: The Importance of Ethnicity and Leadership when Working with Diverse Communities
Facilitator: Saif Ishoof, Executive Director at City Year Miami
Location: UC 237 

 
Workshop: Leadership in a Global Environment
Facilitator: Monica Sharif, Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Business
Location: UC 245 

 
Workshop: What'd You Say?! Politically Incorrect Speech on Campus
Facilitator: Jeremy Bourgoin, Assistant Area Director in Hecht Residential College
Location: UC I-Lounge

12:40 -2:10 pm
Keynote Speaker & Lunch- Rev. Dr. Jaime Washington
University Center Ballrooms

2:15 -3:00 pm
Break Out Session 2

Workshop: Conformity as Symbolic Oppression: Reconciling Value Neutrality and Double Consciousness in an Ostensibly Multicultural Society
Facilitator: Jovan Scott Lewis
Location: UC 233 

Workshop: Beyond Tolerance: Creating Inclusion for LGBTQA Communities
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Jaime Washington, President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group
Location: UC 237


Workshop: Leadership in Teams
Facilitator: Monica Sharif, Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Business
Location: UC 245 

Workshop: Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Effective Communication in Leadership
Facilitator: Jesse Ford, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Location: UC I-Lounge

 

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks
University Center I-Lounge

Featured Guest Speakers:
 

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm based in Baltimore, MD. He is also a senior consultant with The Equity Consulting Group of California, and Elsie Y. Cross and Associates out of Philadelphia. Dr. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for over 20 years. He most recently served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He has been an instructor in Sociology, American Studies and Education, and an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at UMBC.

James Brown

James Brown partnered with Boris and Patrick Kodjoe to launch www.WorldofAlfa.com in 2010. The company's mission is to make the luxury of high quality custom-made clothing at affordable prices to everyone (Alfa is an Acronym for Affordable Luxury For All). James is co-founder and co-owner of the company and serves as head of partnerships and corporate alliances. James Brown, Jr., currently serves as senior vice president, ESPN RISE, oversees the event and television business for the cross-platform high school business. Brown was responsible for creating the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, the only post season high school invitational tournament of its kind, and the ESPN RISE Games.

 
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