NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI)
June 19 - 22, 2019
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

2020 SPPI Host Institution and Dates to be Announced Shortly! 

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

A Message from NADOHE President, Archie W. Ervin

SPPI Video Testimonials

Third Annual SPPI A Success!

Member Registration Fee
$2,500; includes course materials and group meals

NonMember Registration Fee
$2,950; includes course materials and group meals

This unparalleled initiative 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. A multi-day program, the SPPI is modeled after other proven and respected professional development programs in higher education. Each day will be structured to focus on one or more of the standards of professional practice and will be led by a primary and secondary faculty member that has served as a college or university chief diversity officer or senior administrator.


The 2019 Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) will take place at Oregon State University, 1500 SW Jefferson Street, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331. Click here for more information on getting to Oregon State University.

The Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western, Boulevard, Corvallis, OR, 97333, 541-752-5000, is the designated hotel and a special rate of $139 a night plus applicable taxes and fees, is available to SPPI registrants. More information will be provided upon registration for the event.


Past faculty members have included:

  • Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo, Past President, Northern New Mexico College

  • Dr. Mitchell Chang, Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 

  • Dr. Archie Ervin, Vice President, Institute Diversity, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Paulette Granberry Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Michigan State University

  • Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Vice President, Institutional Equity, Duke University

  • Dr. Debbie M. Seeberger, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Towson University

  • Dr. Christine Stanley, Vice President and Associate Provost Emerita, Texas A & M University

  • Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State 

  • Dr. Roger L. Worthington, Interim Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Maryland, College Park


For more information, contact NADOHE at [email protected] 


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