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University of Phoenix hosts Educational Equity Webinar on addressing emotional and structural barriers in lead up to virtual Inclusive Leadership Summit

Webinar features accomplished panel of experts and “Summit Sneak Peek” of planned conference discussions and insights

University of Phoenix will hold a March 17 webinar in its Educational Equity Webinar Series, titled “Addressing Emotional & Structural Barriers.” The webinar is part of a free, public series intended for educators, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioners, higher education leaders and administrators, employers, nonprofit organizations, and government affiliations, and University of Phoenix faculty, staff, students, and alumni across the globe.

The March 17 webinar is also designed as a “Summit Sneak Peak,” offering a preview of discussions to be held during the University of Phoenix virtual Inclusive Leadership Summit & Career Fair taking place in April.

The webinar features a distinguished panel of experts including Shakir Cannon-Moye, associate director of Jobs For the Future (JFF), Dr. Kent Blumberg, national account manager at University of Phoenix, Dr. Mautra Jones, president of Oklahoma City Community College, and Debbie Esparza, chief executive officer of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.

“We are honored to host such an accomplished and passionate group of individuals for this important discussion,” states Tondra Richardson, MBA/HRM, director, Student Diversity & Inclusion at University of Phoenix. “Emotional and structural barriers to equity, inclusion and belonging are entrenched and systemic, and our panel of experts have applied strategies to revealing, addressing, and breaking down these barriers. We look forward to sharing their incredibly valuable insights.”

The webinar will address the ways in which diversity leaders from various industries implement strategies to dismantle the barriers that hinder progress of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives. The following are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Examining how and when to implement racial equity programming
  • Conducting climate evaluations to determine the readiness of an organization
  • Understanding and using privilege to become active allies
  • Examining how to attract and develop diverse talent
  • Increasing access to positions of power and influence for members of underrepresented groups

The discussion will be co-hosted by Tondra Richardson, MBA/HRM, director, Student Diversity & Inclusion, and Saray Lopez, MBA, director, Student Diversity & Inclusion, both with the Office of Educational Equity at University of Phoenix.

The free webinar will be held Thursday, March 17, 11:00am MST. Registration for the webinar is available here.

Learn more here about the series the University of Phoenix Office of Educational Equity and future events.

The University of Phoenix Inclusive Leadership Summit and Career Fair, April 12-15, 2022, will be focused on helping participants develop skills as an inclusive leader and providing opportunities for networking connection and employment. Titled “Creating the intentional leader of today, tomorrow and beyond,” the virtual event is free, open to the public, and is designed to help participants reimagine how to impact diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in their careers and workplace.

Register for the University of Phoenix Inclusive Leadership Summit here.

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