Diversity Best Practices Conference

Accelerating Diversity in Dynamic Environments
February 5-6, 2018
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

February 6, 2018




Opening Ceremony & Panel Discussion:
Accelerating Diversity: Institutions Leading Out Front


Welcome Reception

February 6, 2018


Breakfast & Plenary Session
Accelerating Diversity ROI: Leveraging Metrics and Analytics to tell the D&I story


Concurrent Workshops A

  • Accelerating Diversity-Focused Collaborative Partnerships: New Opportunities for Industry and Higher Education Institutions
  • Accelerating Inclusion In Complex Political Climate: UNDOCUStudents
  • Accelerating Faculty Pipeline Development


Concurrent Workshops B:

  • Accelerating Human Capital and the Talent Pipeline
  • Proactive Acceleration: The Benefits of Supplier Diversity to Organizational Success
  • Accelerating the Participation of Women in STEM: Increased Organizational Investment in Workforce Diversity

12:00pm- 1:30pm

Lunch and Keynote Address

Dr. Damon Williams
Founder, The Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Impact


Concurrent Workshops C:

  • Accelerating Impact During Leadership and Organizational Transition in Inclusion and Diversity
  • Acceleration Through Collaboration
  • Women in Leadership: Accelerating Change and Expanding Influence

3:00pm- 4:00pm

Concurrent Workshops D:

  • Accelerating Recruitment of Diverse Faculty
  • Accelerating Excellence Through Strategic Planning

4:00pm- 4:30pm

Closing Session