August 31, 2009

Diversity Leadership Council announces conference plans

The sixth annual Diversity Leadership Council’s Diversity Conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5. The theme is “Leadership: Transforming Diversity Into Inclusion,” and the opening speaker will be Deborah Elam, chief diversity officer for General Electric Global. Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels will give the luncheon speech.

Proposals for presentation topics are now being solicited and must be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 10, for full consideration. Possible topics are Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty and Staff, Race and Gender Relations, the Multigenerational Workplace, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues, First Amendment Rights/Civility and Community Engagement.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Homewood campus; registration will open in mid-September. For more information about submitting proposals, and for other questions, e-mail or call Patrese Frazier at 410-516-8075; TTY 410-516-6225.