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Thursday evening - Details coming soon
Thursday Evening events and speaker will be posted later in fall of 2015.
Friday morning keynote - Dr. Eddie moore jr.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC [www.eddiemoorejr.com] to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops. The list of his trainings and workshops include; The N!gga(er) Word, 21st Century Workplace Issues, Race Relations, The Opportunity/Achievement Gap, Black History, Drugs/Alcohol Recovery and Success,Diversity, Power, Leadership & Moore,and White Privilege 101. Dr Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers/educators especially for his work with students K-16. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC), [www.whiteprivilegeconference.com]. Dr. Moore’s interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place, [www.wpr.org/shows/newsmakers-december-4-2014] and he is featured [notracistmovie.com/workshops/the-n-word], the film “I’m not Racist… Am I?”
Under the direction of Dr Moore and his inclusive relationship model, the WPC has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership. In 2014 Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and strategic partnerships and relationships. Dr. Moore is co-founder of the on-line journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, and the forthcoming on-line workbook,The White Women’s Guide to Teaching Black Males. Over the last 10-years, Dr Moore has served as Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY and The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Moore earned his PhD from the University of Iowa in Education Leadership, where his doctoral research was on Black Football Players at Division III Schools in the Midwest. Twitter: @eddieknowsmoore | Instagram: eddiemoorejr | www.linkedin.com/in/eddiemoorejr
Friday lunch keynote- Dr. Damon Williams
Dr Damon A Williams is a scholar, leader, and educator passionate about making organizations inclusive and excellent for all, creating equitable educational outcomes, and activating learning, youth development, and leadership in ways that are transformative and inspiring of new possibilities.
In September of 2013, he assumed a new role of global responsibility as the Senior Vice President for Program, Training, and Youth Development Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In this role, he is the chief education officer for the BGC Movement, as he leads the national program strategy for BGCA's strategic outcome areas—Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles—with a focus on strengthening the Club experience and creating a new generation of leaders that expand the pipeline into higher education.
Prior to joining BGCA, he served for five years as associate vice chancellor, vice provost, chief diversity officer, and member of the educational leadership and policy analysis faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was the founding leader of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) a vertically integrated portfolio divisional infrastructure that includes the nation’s largest pre-college to college K-16 pipeline development program, the world’s only hip-hop urban arts scholarship program learning community (Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives/First Wave), innovative campus-wide partnerships to enhance STEM achievement and faculty diversification, research centers (WeiLab), and a four-city partnership with the National Posse Foundation.
He is a four-time scholar in residence for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) leading sessions at the 2 Greater Expectations and High Impact Practices (HIP) Institutes, and serving as an authoring contributor in their Inclusive Excellence Project. He has served as a two-time scholar in residence for the prestigious American Council of Education (ACE) Fellowship Mid-Year Institute, lecturing on issues of strategic diversity leadership, retention, youth development, pre-college to college pipeline programs, faculty diversity, inclusion, and change management. In addition, he currently serves on the ACE Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, the UC Berkeley Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, the Gallaudet University Diversity Advisory, and the National Diversity Council Executive Board.
His most recent books, designed to be read alone or as companion books, Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation In Higher Education and The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management (Co-authored with Dr. Katrina Wade Golden) provide a sophisticated and nuanced approach to assist leaders with the overall process of leading diversity themed change and developing sound diversity infrastructures and strategies.
He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE), where his focus was in the area of organizational behavior and management. He received his master’s degree in educational leadership and his bachelor’s degree in sociology both from Miami University.
Friday afternoon - details coming soon
Speakers for Friday Afternoon will be posted later in fall of 2015.