Chief Diversity Officers Institute
Chief Diversity Officers Institute
Making a Path to the Top: Preparing CDOs to Become CEOs
CoopLew, the company leading the next paradigm for transformative diversity leadership, in partnership with Academic Search and with the support of the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities, is launching its Chief Diversity Officers Institute on December 4-6, 2018 in the nation's capital, Washington, DC.
This unique professional development opportunity is designed to address various philosophical and practical considerations within the academy that are significant, and in some ways specific, to chief diversity officers who are interested in establishing themselves as viable candidates to become presidents and chancellors at colleges and universities.
The institute is designed to provide:
personal interaction with individuals who have successfully transitioned from a position as chief diversity officer to chief executive officer of an academic institution
up-to-the-minute "big-picture" presentations on important national higher education issues by representatives of major higher education organizations, including the American Council on Education, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys
information and insights from one of America's premier higher education search firms regarding preparation and presentation for searches for senior level positions
perspectives from current and former academic CEOs about preparing for and carrying out the responsibilities of higher education leadership
connection to a peer support group of colleagues with similar aspirations and interests
Featured keynote speakers will include Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo, former president at Northern New Mexico College and former CDO at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota, and Juan Munoz, president at the University of Houston-Downtown and former CDO at Texas Tech University. In addition, other current and former CEOs will share their insights and perspectives with the participants to help them develop thoughtful consideration to steps they can take to move into top level academic administration positions.
The institute is carefully designed to energize and help prepare the CDOs in attendance to become part of the next generation of academic leaders.
Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education
Kathleen Santora, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College and University Attorneys
Walter Bumphus, President, American Association of Community Colleges
Tuajuanda Jordan, President, Saint Mary's College of Maryland
Ricardo Fernandez, President Emeritus, Lehman College of the City University of New York
Barbara Johnson, Vice President for Accreditation Relations, The Higher Learning Commission
Rob Henry, Vice President of Education, Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education
Lorelle Espinosa, Vice President for Research, American Council on Education
Charlie Nelms, Former Chancellor, North Carolina Central University and Former President, University of Michigan-Flint, and Indiana University-East
Dyad registration feature: Because we recognize the importance of CDOs having someone with similar experiences and interest who they can communicate with and confide in, we offer a dyad registration feature where two participants can register at the same time with a price reduction of $500 each off the standard registration fee. If you are interested in this feature please contact Dr. William T. Lewis at email@example.com
It is important to think strategically about the approach you will use if you need to request funds to attend the institute. To assist you with your funding request we have provided you the funding toolkit.