Tuesday Networking Breakouts

The Tuesday Networking Breakouts will take place from 10:00-10:30am (Eastern) in the virtual event platform. The general theme for the Tuesday Networking Breakouts is "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." These are the breakouts you will be able to attend:

  • The Road to Belonging with Gary Lackmann and Melissa Burt!
  • The Race Awakening of 2020- Come chat with Marshall Shepherd and learn about his thoughts about The Race Awakening of 2020!
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Our Society-

    The aim of this session is to foster cross cultural communication and to promote ethnic diversity and acceptance so we can all learn from each other and educate ourselves on the tangible benefits of a diverse and integrated culture.  We invite attendees to share their experiences, tell anecdotes or discuss programs about bringing people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds in a positive and enriching way. We will discuss ideas for creating a more diverse and inclusive environment, leading to a better understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.

    Here is how I plan to run the session:

    1. Start with an introduction on cultural diversity and then show a video documentary showcasing that

    2. Speak about the tangible benefits of diversity, and I can tell one or two short anecdotes

    3. Invite attendees to share anecdotes, stories, about cultural diversity in a positive way; discuss programs that promote cultural diversity, etc.

    4. Toward the end show a video of cross cultural musical diversity (I will explain what the music is about)

    5. Close with some final thoughts and where do we go from here

  • Keeping Positive in Trying Times- 2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. Come chat with  Maureen McCann and learn how she stays positive in hard times.
  • Finding the Abilities in Disabilities with Alyssa Bates! 
  • Discussion and Lesson About Pronoun Use Across All Forms of Communication with  Erin Gumbel and Al Russo!
  • Visions of Success for DEIBA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility) with Lauren White! 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Virtual Environment with  Barbara Thompson!
  • Water Cooler Chat- Want to chat about something else? Jump on this Zoom and chat with your colleagues for a more informal networking experience.

If you have any questions or are interested in being a moderator for one of these Networking Breakouts please contact Marissa Welch

After reviewing all topics please take a moment to let us know which Networking Breakouts are of interest to you by completing this form.