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2023 Conference Agenda

(All Times are EST)

March 9, 2022


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.          Registration (Springhill Suites Hotel Lobby)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.          Tour of Sanford Stadium and North Campus (Optional; departing from
                                            Springhill Suites Hotel Lobby)

6:30 p.m.                     Depart Springhill Suites for Georgia Center on Charter Bus

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.          Opening Dinner (Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Magnolia
                                            Ballroom Salons 4 & 5)

                                             Dominique Holloman, J.D.

                                                  "Table Talk: Navigating Difficult Conversations"

9:15 p.m.                       Depart Georgia Center for Springhill Suites on Charter Bus


March 10, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast at Hotel

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.            Opening Remarks (220 Moore-Rooker Hall – Stelling Study)

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.           “How to Create a Culture Where People Thrive”

                                              Shane Jackson, CEO, Jackson Healthcare


10:00 - 10:15 a.m.           Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.            "Managing for Inclusion and Diversity"

                                                Ken Bouyer, Americas Director of Inclusiveness & Recruiting, EY


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.             Visit Special Collections Library Galleries

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch and Networking (Stelling Study)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.               “That’s What I Meant: Terms, Trends and How to Navigate Them”

                                                 Wendy Reynolds-Dobbs, Vice President and Chief DEI Officer, UNISYS

 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.             "Building Globally Diverse Digital Collections for the Business &
                                         Management Classroom"

                                                  Maureen Adams: Publisher, SAGE Business & Management 

                                                  Rebecca Frankel: Acquisitions Editor, SAGE Business & Management 

                                                  Ro’isin Singh: Acquisition Editor, SAGE Business & Management

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.               "A Unifying Principle: How to Practice D&I So It Benefits Everyone"

                                                 James O. Rogers, Ph.D., FIMC, Executive Coach and Director of the                                                            Executive Academy

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.               “Addressing the Challenges to Remove the Roadblocks Underserved
                                          Students Face in Getting into College”

                                                 Cheryl Watson-Harris, DeKalb School District Superintendent


4:30 – 5:15 p.m.                  “Collaborating to Diversify the Academic Landscape”

                                                  Blane, Ruschak, President, PhD Project

                                            “How Diversity will Factor into the Accreditation Process”

                                                  Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB

6:30 p.m.                             Depart from Springhill Suites to Georgia Botanical Gardens on Charter Bus

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                  Dinner (Georgia Botanical Gardens, Visitor Center & Conservatory)

                                                 Awards Presentations:

                                                    Bernard J. Milano

                                                       Bernard J. Milano Distinguished Service Award

​                                                    Ken Bouyer

                                                       Ken Bouyer Corporate Diversity Leadership Award

9:15 p.m.                              Depart Georgia Botanical Gardens for Springhill Suites on Charter Bus

March 11, 2022

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast at Hotel

8:45 a.m.                              Opening Remarks (220 Moore-Rooker Hall – Stelling Study)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.                   “Understanding and Navigating Diversity Resistance”

                                                   Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., Dean, UAB College of Arts and Sciences and
             Professor of Psychology


9:45 - 10:00 a.m.                  Break

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.                Business School Deans Panel Discussion

                                                 "Leading Change Management in Organizations"


                                                           Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB


                                                           Dean Benjamin C. Ayers, Ph.D., Terry College of Business 

                                                           Dean Kay Palan, Ph.D., Dean, Culverhouse College of Business

                                                           Dean Annette Ranft, Ph.D., Harbert College of Business

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.                   Fireside Chat

                                                   "Business Ethics: How Do We Make Business a Force for Good?"                                                                              Bill Boulding, Ph.D., Dean, Fuqua School of Business

                                                   Facilitator: Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB

12:00 p.m.                              Boxed To-Go Lunch

                                              Business School DEI Collaborative Next Steps Planning Meeting

                                                    (Anyone interested in attending may do so and help shape the

                                                     future of the organization.) 

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