September 7, 2010

Diversity Leadership Council seeks proposals for conference

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council has issued a call for presentation proposals for its Seventh Annual Diversity Conference.

The event, titled Diversity and Inclusion: Fulfilling the Promise of Johns Hopkins, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, on the Homewood campus. More than 500 Johns Hopkins leaders, faculty and staff are expected to be on hand to examine questions related to diversity, cultural awareness, disability matters, inclusion and equity in postsecondary education. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

Possible presentation topics include training new leadership for the future, creating a culture of inclusion for individuals with disabilities, recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff, race and gender relations, civility in the workplace, bridging the gender gap in higher education, the multigenerational workplace, religious diversity, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues, first amendment rights/civility, crucial conversations in the workplace and conflict resolution.

Proposals must be submitted as a Word document by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Packets must include a cover sheet with proposal title, date, contact person(s), fax and telephone number(s) and e-mail and mailing addresses; audio/visual requirements (indicate Windows or Mac), an abstract of 100 or less words, a summary of two pages or less and and a biographical sketch of 50 words or less.

One copy of the proposal packet should be submitted by e-mail to diversity_ or by mail to Diversity Conference, Johns Hopkins Institutions, 3400 N. Charles St., 130 Garland Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218. Conference questions may be directed to Patrese Frazier at 410-516-8075, TTY: Call 711, or e-mailed to