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2014 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Friday, February 21, 2014

3:45pm-6:00pm - Registration
Moseley Student Center
, First Floor


4:30pm-5:20pm - Educational Session #1
Together in a Multi-Faith Commuinty: Becoming Aware of Each Other
McKinnon D -
Moseley Student Center, First Floor

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Organizational Development
Moseley 215 - Moseley Student Center, Second Floor


5:30pm-6:20pm - Education Session #2
The ABCs of Diversity Programming
McKinnon D - Moseley Student Center, First Floor

Creating Sustainable Organizational Change
Moseley 215
- Moseley Student Center, Second Floor


6:30pm-8:00pm - Dinner, Friday Keynote Speaker, Kenn Gaither, and Entertainment
McKinnon E & F - Moseley Student Center, First Floor

Saturday, February 22, 2014

8:30am-9:10am - Breakfast and Registration
Lindner Hall, First Floor


9:20am-10:30am - Education Session #1
Blue Print for Unmasking Mask-ulinity
Lindner 102 -
First Floor

Identity Development: The Process of Self-Discovery
Lindner 204
- First Floor

Death by A Thousand Cuts: Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
Lindner 208
- First Floor

Oppression Inside of the Classroom
Lindner 210
- First Floor


10:40am-11:50am - Educational Session #2
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Lindner 102 - First Floor

Hip-Hop as Critical Pedagogy: Uncovering the Message Behind the Music
Lindner 204
- Second Floor

Radical Cartography: (Re)mapping the Spaces Around Us
Lindner 206
- Second Floor

Leading is Following
Lindner 208
- Second Floor


12:00pm-12:55pm - Boxed Lunch
This is an opportunity for attendees to connect with each other to discuss their conference experience thus far.
Lidner 102, 204, 206, and 208 - First and Second Floors


1:05pm-2:15pm - Educational Session #3
More Than Marriage: To Allyship & Beyond!
Lindner 102
- First Floor

Tough Choices
Lindner 204- Second Floor

Does the Shoe Fit? Understanding Equity and Equality with the Relational Leadership Model
Lindner 208 - Second Floor

Learn to Swim: Maximizing Your Organization
Lindner 210 - Second Floor


2:40pm-4:00pm - Saturday Keynote Speaker, Jose Antonio Vargas
McKinnon D, E, and F - Moseley Student Center, First Floor
 

Educational Session Presenters and Abstracts

Friday, February 21, 2014

4:30pm-5:20pm - Educational Session #1

Together in a Multi-Faith Community: Becoming Aware of Each Other
Intersect Pillars: Power & Privilege, Social Change

Adam Miller-Stubbendick, Assistant Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Ginny Vellani, Hillel Development and Jewish Life Associate
Eessa Wood, Campus Muslim Coordinator
Elon University
McKinnon D

“Becoming aware of each other” means creating spaces and opportunities to hear each others’ stories. During this workshop, participants will hear from a group of Interfaith leaders on Elon’s campus about techniques for creating inter-group conversation and experience one of these techniques for themselves.

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Organizational Development
Intersect Pillar: Organizational Development

Angela Passarelli, Visiting Lecturer
Case Western Reserve University
Moseley 215

Conventional change efforts fail in organizations more often than they succeed. An unconventional, positive approach to organizational development, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), enhances an organization’s capacity to execute sustainable change by drawing on strengths rather than deficits. Participants in this session will be introduced to key principles of AI and the 4-D Model. They will also have the opportunity to experiment with AI techniques that elevate the performance of groups, teams, and organizations.


5:30pm-6:20pm - Educational Session #2

The ABCs of Diversity Programming
Intersect Pillar: Social Change
Jamie Butler, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center
Elon University
McKinnon D

Diversity programming can sometimes conjure feelings or anxiety, pressure, and fear. This presentation seeks to give participates tools and resources to plan meaningful and exciting programs in an effective and efficient way.


Creating Sustainable Organizational Change
Intersect Pillar: Organizational Development
Chris Leupold, Associate Professor of Psychology
Elon University
Moseley 215

If change is so good, then why do most change efforts wind up failing? The reality is that today's organizations must continually adapt and change if they are going to survive, let alone thrive. Another reality is that change is hard and often met with fierce resistance. Based on Kotter's model for change, this session will discuss how organizations can overcome some of these challenges and indeed effectively manage healthy and productive change.
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

9:20am-10:30am - Educational Session #1

Blueprint for Unmasking Mask-ulinity
Intersect Pillar: Social Change
Leon Williams
Elon University
Lindner 102

College campuses are inundated with diversity education initiatives that barely touch the surface of identity formation. As a result, many college campuses are experiencing a shift in male engagement, leadership, and advocacy. Many males "mask" their identity to avoid being alienated. As a result, male students fail to become acquainted with their authentic self. Students will be provided with the "Blueprint" for drawing on their experiences to "Unmask" their true emotions and hidden talents. This program challenges students to engage in a honest conversation about their personal journey on your campus and the common misconceptions of manhood.


Identity Development: The Process of Self-Discovery
Intersect Pillar: Power & Privilege, Social Change
Anita Smith, Counselor
Angel Garcia, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center
Elon University
Lindner 204

Join us in an interactive conversation to explore the concepts of identity development for the individual. Our goal is to gain an understanding of how the process of self-discovery influences how one comes to understand and engage with the larger community/world.


Death by A Thousand Cuts: Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
Intersect Pillar: Power & Privilege

Stacie Dooley, Student Development Specialist, Greek Life
Elon University
Lindner 208

You hear them every day, but do you notice them? And if you do, how do you respond? In this session we will take a look at microaggressions – what they are, the effect they may have on the recipient, and how we can respond in ways that interrupt the assumptions behind these everyday slights.
 

Oppression Inside of the Classroom
Intersect Pillar: Oppression

Dr. Marrissa Dick, Lecturer
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Lindner 210

This session includes a discussion of John Dewey’s theory of “Mis-Educative experiences” inside of the classroom and Maxine Greene’s theory of a “progressive classroom” for transformational and holistic learning possibilities. This session will utilize the methodology of auto-ethnography, which Carolyn Ellis defines as, “research writing, story, and method that connect the autobiographical and personal to the cultural, social, and political.”


10:40am-11:50am - Educational Session #2

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Intersect Pillars: Oppression, Social Change

Jose Antonio Vargas
Lindner 102

Join our Keynote Speaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, as he discusses his personal journey and the intersectionalities of the identities that have made him an advocate today.

Hip-Hop as Critical Pedagogy: Uncovering the Message Behind the Music
Intersect Pillar: Oppression

Dawn Hicks Tafari, Clinical Faculty
Winston-Salem State University
Lindner 204

Hip-Hop has been a vessel for fighting oppression since the mid-1970s. In this workshop, participants will test their Hip-Hop IQ; survey four eras of Hip-Hop heritage, learning how emcees have utilized Hip-Hop as a form of critical pedagogy since the medium’s inception; and explore how to utilize Hip-Hop in their classrooms in order to unlock the activists within (the student and the educator).


Radical Cartography: (Re)mapping the Spaces Around Us
Intersect Pillar: Social Change

Kathleen Edwards, Student and Popular Educator
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lindner 206

Maps are often considered objective representations of spaces: neighborhoods, campuses, directions, locations of significance. For everything that is represented on a map, however, there are aspects that get overlooked or intentionally excluded due to the “story” that a map reflects. In other words, maps are political devices through which power is exerted and maintained. In this session we will explore the process of radical cartography and its significance in enacting social change. Session participants will engage in a radical mapping project and consider how such a process can deepen, strengthen, and democratize the communities in which they are involved.


Leading is Following
Intersect Pillar: Organizational Development

Steve Mencarini, Director, Center for Leadership
Elon University
Lindner 208

Conversation often revolves around the concepts of “leader,” “leadership,” and how to improve one’s leadership, but fails to take into consideration the responsibility of “followers”. However more often than not, we don’t find ourselves in a leadership role but in a followership position. This workshop will explore preconceived notions regarding the concept of “followers” and how one may move fluidly between the roles of leader and follower. A discussion will also demonstrate how one can play a more influential follower role.


1:05pm-2:15pm - Educational Session #3

More Than Marriage: To Allyship & Beyond!
Intersect Pillar: Social Change

Matthew Antonio Bosch, Director of Gender and LGBTQIA Center
Elon University
Lindner 102

Marriage equality is often used as a litmus test for one’s stance on LGBTQIA rights, but wait there’s more! Join this dynamic workshop on developing allyship in places you might least expect. From language terms to iconography to easy inclusion of the ‘B’, the ‘T’, and the ‘QIA’ come check out media clips and more with Elon’s energetic new Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center. All are welcome aboard the rainbow rocket ship – to allyship & beyond!


Tough Choices
Intersect Pillar: Power & Privilege

Jodean Schmiederer, Associate Dean of Students for Leadership and Honor Code
Chris Jamison, Student Conduct Case Manager
Elon University
Lindner 204

In life we are all challenged to make difficult decisions that involve competing values. In this interactive session, we will explore how your lens and values guide those decisions, recognize and analyze common ethical dilemmas facing college students, identify strategies for making these tough choices, and understand the many ways ethical reasoning impacts our communities.


Does The Shoe Fit? Understanding Equity and Equality with the Relational Leadership Model
Intersect Pillar: Organizational Development

Cara McFadden, Assistant Professor of Sport and Event Management
Elon University
Lindner 208

As a leader in your organization are you meeting the needs of the community you serve? As a leader of a team are you meeting the needs of team members? Come see if the shoe fits and learn strategies for how to empower others, to be inclusive, and to make ethical decisions as a leader within your community. Participants will leave with a few strategies for their personal leadership tool box


Learn to Swim: Maximizing Your Organization
Intersect Pillar: Organizational Development

Anthony Brumfield, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Engagement
Samantha Beskin, Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Center
Appalachian State University
Lindner 210

Many organizations struggle with being overwhelmed, remaining in the same, or taking on new challenges. This can be through membership, programming or being seen on campus. Most of the time organizations try to increase their programming in hopes that it will help them be more successful, or they grab anybody who will join, or do things to be seen on campus, but in the end they ultimately fail. If an organization wants to succeed they must first figure out who they are, where they are going and then build from there. Through this workshop students will begin to look at their organization and how to maximize results through learning various strategies to help the swim to the top.