Strategic Diversity Leadership Institute

OCTOBER 17 and 18, 2019

Many of you gave us feedback on your Cal Poly experience through the CPX survey and listening sessions in spring 2019. Now hear the results for yourself and learn how you can help move data into action to shape long-term institutional change.

Registration will open soon!

Read more about the session descriptions.

Day One – Thursday, October 17

Event Keynote

EMBRACING THE JOURNEY TOWARD INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE: UNPACKING THE CPX SURVEY 
Presented by Dr. Damon A. Williams 
11:10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cal Poly Recreation Center, Multi-Activity Center

Student Leadership Institute Keynote
Speaker information coming soon.
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Moissi Hall
Sponsored by ASI, Center for Leadership, and Office of University Diversity and Inclusion

Day Two – Friday, October 18

Plenary Sessions

THE CHEETAH AND THE WOLF: ACTIVATING CHANGE AT CAL POLY
Presented by Dr. Damon A. Williams
10:30 a.m. – noon
Cal Poly Recreation Center, Multi-Activity Center

PANEL DISCUSSION: CREATING AN EVERYDAY CULTURE OF INCLUSION. STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE CAMPUS CLIMATE AT CAL POLY
Presented by Dr. Damon A. Williams 
1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cal Poly Recreation Center, Multi-Activity Center

Morning Breakout Sessions (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

  • Infusing Diversity and Inclusion Priorities into your Policies, Systems, and Approaches (Cal Poly Recreation Center, Multi-Activity Center)
  • Strengthening Access to Basic Needs at Cal Poly: Lessons from the Field (yakʔitʸutʸu (No. 172H), Room 146)
  • Activating your Leadership for the Greater Good*
    (Julian A. McPhee University Union, Room 220)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

  • Understanding the Invisible Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff from Diverse Communities (yakʔitʸutʸu (No. 172H), Room 146)
  • Closing the Graduation Gap: Foundations of High-Impact, Academic, and Leadership Success Programs for Diverse Students (Warren J. Baker Center (No. 180), Room 114)
  • Strategies for Actively Demonstrating White Ally-ship* (Julian A. McPhee University Union, Room 220)

*Sessions are in partnership with the Student Leadership Institute.

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