June 20, 2011

Presentation proposals sought for annual Diversity Conference

The Eighth Annual Diversity Conference, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the Homewood campus. More than 500 Johns Hopkins leaders, faculty and staff members are expected to be on hand to examine critical questions related to diversity, cultural awareness, disability matters, inclusion and equity in postsecondary education.

Organizers are now soliciting proposals for topics to be addressed. Possible topic areas include training new leadership for the future, best practices for diversifying the faculty, creating a culture of inclusion for individuals with disabilities, race and gender relations, civility in the workplace, bridging the gender gap in higher education, the multigenerational workplace, toxic talk in the workplace, religious diversity, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues, First Amendment rights and civility, conflict resolution and community engagement.

To submit a proposal online, click here. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, July 15.