2020 NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI)
Goes Virtual!

 The capacity for this event has been reached. Please email [email protected] to be placed on a waitlist.

NADOHE’s 2019 SPPI was the most relevant, affirming, and comprehensive professional development experience for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals that I have attended. The experienced faculty were practitioners and scholars. They created the conditions for the participants to dialogue about their professional practice and the skills needed to be an effective DEI practitioner. I emerged from the Institute better prepared to lead impactful DEI initiatives and connected to a new network of institutional changemakers. ~Renée Smith-Maddox, Ph.D., Diversity Liaison Officer, University of Southern California, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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About 2020 SPPI Virtual
The 2020 SPPI experience will be virtual yet powerful! Featured will be the recently updated NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice for CDOs in Higher Education, 2.0. This unparalleled program is designed to prepare the next generation of research and practice based diversity higher education leaders to become proficient in the Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education. The Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) is modeled after other proven and respected professional development programs in higher education. Each day is structured to focus on one or more of the standards of professional practice and will be led by faculty that have served as a college or university chief diversity officer or senior administrator and/or who are leading experts in this field. The virtual experience will take place on the Zoom platform.

2020 SPPI Virtual - New This Year!
The 2020 SPPI Virtual experience will include an opportunity for peer-to-peer pairings with past SPPI cohort members and an all-SPPI cohort virtual gathering in spring 2021! 

2020 SPPI Virtual Schedule
November 4, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST
Welcome, Standards Overview
November 18, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST
Engagement Activity
December 2, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST
Standards Case Studies Review/Discussion
December 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST
Engagement Activity
January 6, 2021, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST
Standards Case Studies Review/Discussion
January 20, 2021, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST
Engagement Activity

February 3, 2021, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST
Legal Issues Review/Discussion
February 17, 2021, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, EST
Engagement Activity

March 3, 2021, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, EST
CDO Self Care/Reflection
2020 SPPI Virtual Partial Faculty List

Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, 
University of Oregon

Rusty Barcelo, Ph.D.
Higher Education Equity & Diversity Consultant

Archie Ervin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Institute Diversity, Georgia Institute of Technology

Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.
Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity (Retired), Michigan State University

Dr. Merrill Irving Jr.
President,  Hennepin Technical College 

Caroline Laguerre-Brown, J.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, The George Washington University

Kevin McDonald, J.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships, University of Virginia

Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D.
Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Depaul University

Benjamin Reese, Jr. PsyD
President, BenReese, LLC
Former Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Robert M. Sellers, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Michigan

Anneliese Singh, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development, Tulane University

Daryl G. Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

Clyde Wilson Pickett, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh

Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, University of Maryland, College Park


2020 SPPI Virtual Registration Fee
Member - $1495
NonMember - $1995

Individual sessions will be recorded for later access by registrants.
Attendance is limited to 40 individuals.

For more information, contact NADOHE at [email protected]