2020 Annual Conference Workshops 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ($195)
New CDO Workshop - 8:00 am - Noon, PDT
Transitioning to a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position is both exciting and challenging.  Forging a path of transformational organizational change with increasing demands from multiple underrepresented groups and limited resources is no easy task. In addition to content expertise, your ability to succeed is dependent on continually increasing your capacity to navigate complexities and maintain an authentic sense of self and an unwavering focus on mission.  This workshop will tackle these realities and provide practical solutions for navigating your early years as a CDO. Hear from seasoned CDOs and NADOHE CDO fellows still relatively early in their careers who can provide valuable insights. During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to connect with other new CDOs in attendance and explore case studies. You will also learn more about how NADOHE can be a partner on your CDO journey. Confirmed panelists are:

Kevin McDonald, J.D., Ed.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Virginia
Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D., Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, Depaul University
Clyde Pickett, Ed.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State
Dr. Jewell G. Winn, Executive Director for International Affairs, Senior International Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, Tennessee State University

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ($195)
Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Workshop - 1:00 - 5:00 pm, PDT
Advancing DEI in higher education requires more than a combination of words that reflect the mission, vision, values and goals of an institution. Advancing DEI requires a strategy and structure to support the aspirations of colleges and universities to achieve inclusive excellence.  Join your colleagues in learning more about approaches to developing and implementing successful diversity plans that lead to transformational change. Confirmed panelists are:

Robert M. Sellers, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
Katrina Wade-Golden, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Implementation for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, University of Michigan


Saturday, March 14, 2020 ($195)
So You Want to Be a CDO Workshop - 1:00 - 4:00 pm, PDT
End the conference by learning from the insights of experienced diversity practitioners and consultants, who will cover a range of relevant CDO competences, including access, governance and strategy development in an extended Ted Talk Style format. Becoming a chief diversity officer in higher education is a far less linear progression than other executive positions in the academy.  CDOs come from all sectors of the higher education institutions, and sometimes from outside of the college or university.  They emanate from the faculty ranks, student affairs offices, unit based diversity officer roles, and equity and human resources positions.  Developing the next generation of CDOs is critically important as more inaugural chief diversity officer positions are created across the county.  The purpose of this session is to ground newer and aspiring CDOs by learning from those who have served in Chief Diversity Officer roles, and those whose efforts has informed the work of Chief Diversity Officers. The presentations will offer insights on what it means to participate in the C-Suite, working at the 30,000-foot level, and capacities are required for success. The session will benefit those seeking a Chief Diversity Officer position, early career CDOs and mid-level CDOs. 


For more information about the 2020 NADOHE Annual Conference, go to https://www.nadohe.org/annual-conference or contact NADOHE at 1-800-793-7025.