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University of Phoenix and the National Diversity Council present: Essential conversations in diversity, equity and inclusion – A webinar series

Uniting leaders across industries to foster essential conversations on the impact of systemic inequities in criminal justice, healthcare and higher education.

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If you wish to attend the entire conference, please reserve a ticket for each of the five days. Those who wish to attend only certain days should reserve a ticket for those specific days. The Zoom link received upon registration can be used for any day. Please note that attendance for each webinar is limited to the first 3,000 people.

Please use this Zoom link to attend: https://phoenixedu.zoom.us/j/97866804977. Sign in using the email address and password associated with the Eventbrite account you used to register.

Fostering essential conversations

University of Phoenix and the National Diversity Council have brought together law enforcement, healthcare and university leaders for a webinar series to discuss the systemic inequities that persist today and perspectives on how to work together toward a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.

Attendees will be equipped with a blueprint that they can complete while listening to the dialogue and utilize to champion equity conversations in their spheres of influence, helping them to lead change within their organizations and the communities they serve. Click here to download the blueprint.

Join the conversation and follow the event on Twitter with #equitableconversations.

Agenda

Keynote conversation: Why we must bravely engage in essential conversations in diversity, equity and inclusion
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

9-10 a.m. PST

Our world has been turned upside down by a pandemic that has not only threatened our health and safety, but laid bare the persistent disparities that drive inequities in education, healthcare and law enforcement for people of color, often disproportionately Black Americans. This has led to an important reinvigoration of essential conversations about systemic racism, and vigorous debates about how to eliminate, once and for all, deep-seated behaviors and practices.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will make the opening remarks and introduce Peter Cohen, president of University of Phoenix and Dennis Kennedy, chairman and founder of the National Diversity Council, who will discuss our current environment from their vantage point as leaders of organizations in higher education and advocacy, respectively, and ways for other leaders to approach these essential conversations within their own organizations.

Dennis Kennedy

Founder, Chairman, National Diversity Council

Peter Cohen

University of Phoenix President

Kate Gallego

Phoenix Mayor

Day 1: Essential conversation on the history of systemic inequities in America

Monday, Oct. 05, 2020

  • 9-10:30 a.m. PST
    • Diversity, privilege and leadership: A conversation with Eddie Moore Jr., Ph.D., founder and program director, The White Privilege Foundation.
  • 12-1:30 p.m. PST
    • Featured speaker: Kelly Price Noble, DHA, chair, College of Health Professions, University of Phoenix, on addressing cultural competence and stereotypes within our society.
Kelly Price Noble

College of Health Professions

Eddie Moore Jr.

Ph.D., Founder & Program Director

Day 2: Addressing diversity, equity and inclusion through police reform

Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2020

  • 9-10:30 a.m. PST
    • Leading law enforcement agencies from the viewpoint of organizational culture, political realities, successful and unsuccessful policies and programs and generational challenges faced across the country.
    • Panel:
    • Moderators: Franzi Walsh, University of Phoenix associate dean Dan Barry, criminal justice program chair
  • 1-2:30 PM PST
    • Addressing systemic inequities through community-orientated policing, diversity in criminal justice agencies, new technologies in policing, and use of force situations in law enforcement.
    • Panel:
      • San Diego PD Lieutenant, Dave Mitchell (Retired)
      • Sergeant Kyle Ward, Ph.D., Las Vegas Metro Police Department
      • United States Secret Service, assistant special agent in charge, Leroy Hendrix (Retired)
    • Moderators: Franzi Walsh, University of Phoenix associate dean Dan Barry, criminal justice program chair
Thedrick Andres

Chief of Police, Henderson Police Department

Dan Barry

Criminal justice program chair

Dave Mitchell

San Diego Police Department Lieutenant (Retired)

Kyle Ward

Ph.D., Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Hector Cintron

Captain, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Day 3: Overcoming disparities in delivering quality patient care and public health

Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2020

  • Morning session – 9-10:30 AM PST
    • Panel: Disparities in the delivery of quality patient-centered care.
    • Panelists:
      • Joe Avelino, chief executive officer, College Medical Center
      • DeMarico Davis, executive staff assistant, VA Medical Center
      • Tomás León, MBA, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, Equality Health
      • Debra A. Freed, government relations director, New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
    • Moderator: Kelly Price Noble, DHA, chair, College of Health Professions, University of Phoenix
  • Afternoon session – 12-1:30 PM PST
    • Panel: What is public health?
    • Panelists:
      • Nathan Aish, MSW MPH PPS CATC, University of Phoenix faculty member, College of Health Professions
      • Jack Land, University of Phoenix faculty member, College of Health Professions
      • Mosunmola (Lizzy) Adeyemi, Ph.D., RN, CIC, clinical quality improvement specialist
    • Moderators: Cindy Mackay-Neorr, Ph.D., program chair, University of Phoenix College of Health Professions
Joe Avelino

Chief executive officer, College Medical Center

DeMarico Davis

Executive staff assistant, VA Medical Center

Tomás León

MBA, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, Equality Health

Debra A. Freed

Government relations director, New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America

Kelly Price Noble

College of Health Professions

Nathan Aish

College of Health Professions

Jack Land

College of Health Professions

Mosunmola (Lizzy) Adeyemi

Ph.D., RN, CIC, clinical quality improvement specialist

Cindy Mackay-Neorr

College of Health Professions

Day 4: The role higher education can play in developing inclusive student bodies

Thursday, Oct. 08, 2020

  • Morning session – 9-10:30 AM PST
    • Panel: How higher education institutions can focus on current practices related to student support, community outreach and pandemic response.
    • Panelists:
      • Amanda Kraus, Ph.D., AVP, campus life &amp executive director &amp ADA/504 compliance officer, disability resources and housing &amp residential life, The University of Arizona
      • Sanghoon Yoo, founder, Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community Network
      • Felicia Ganther, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Maricopa Community Colleges
    • Moderator: Shawn Boone, Ed.D, associate dean, College of Doctoral Studies
  • Afternoon session – 12-1:30 PM PST
    • Panel: Where have we been and where do we need to go?
    • Panelists:
      • Kimberly Underwood, Ph.D., research chair, University of Phoenix Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research
      • Chris Dowdy, Ph.D., VP, Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College
      • Saray Lopez, director, Student Diversity, Equity &amp Inclusion, UOPX
      • Monica Villalobos, president &amp CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Moderator: Shawn Boone, Ed.D, associate dean, College of Doctoral Studies
Amanda Kraus

Campus life & executive director & ADA/504 compliance officer

Sanghoon Yoo

Founder, Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community Network

Felicia Ganther

Associate vice chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Maricopa Community Colleges

Shawn Boone

Associate dean, College of Doctoral Studies

Kimberly Underwood

Research chair, University of Phoenix Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research

Chris Dowdy

Ph.D., VP, Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College

Saray Lopez

Director, Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UOPX

Monica Villalobos

President & CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce