Dialogues on Diversity: Institutional, College, Individual Ms. Janyce Dawkins, Director, Equal Opportunity Office Dr. Michelle Cook, Associate Provost, Office of Institutional Diversity Establishing Leadership FOLLOW THE LEADER • Set the stage • Communicate – Philosophy – Environment – Expectations • Set the example Establishing Leadership KNOW YOUR INSTITUTION’S POLICIES •Rights – Know the categories protected by the policies – Understand the protections provided – Ensure knowledge of and compliance with procedures •Obligations – What should you do locally? – What must you report outside of your organization? To whom? Establishing Leadership INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES • Offices • Organizations • Training • Programs Establishing Leadership EXERCISE Strategic Diversity Leadership CORE COMPETENCIES • Anticipating change • Knowing the institutional environment • Framing needs and diversity efforts effectively • Managing change Strategic Diversity Leadership Building Strategic Diversity Capacity ACCESS & EQUITY INCLUSIVE CAMPUS CULTURE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A DIVERSE/ GLOBAL WORLD DIVERSITY RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP Strategic Diversity Leadership 1. Redefine issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental to the organizational mission. 2. Focus on creating systems that enable all faculty, staff and students to be successful. 3. Develop an integrated diversity approach that operates in a strategic, evidence-based, datadriven manner. Strategic Diversity Leadership 4. Focus diversity-related efforts to transform the institution. 5. Lead with cultural intelligence and awareness of identities and their significance in higher education. Damon Williams, Strategic Diversity Leadership Questions?