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Summer Workshop - Diversity Through Dialogue: Living Diversity, Communicating Justice

Workshop Co-Sponsored by the Waterhouse Family Institute

For the Study of Communication and Society, the Department of Communication, and the Center for Multicultural Affairs at Villanova University

This Summer Workshop took place July 16, 2014 from 8:30-5:00pm at the Villanova Conference Center. Contact with questions.

Conference Theme

As K-12 schools, colleges and universities move past the first stage of diversity work -- acquiring compositional diversity -- it is important that we are ready to move on and think in holistic and meaningful ways about how we use the diversity we have to meet specific and current educational goals and outcomes.

Conference Audience

This conference is for Faculty and Staff interested in issues of diversity and inclusion, Diversity Directors/Officers, School Directors, Diversity Programmers at Independent and Religious Schools and Colleges.


Morning Session: Experiential springboard for modeling dialogue.

Lunch: Keynote address with nationally known speaker addressing organizational culture.

Afternoon Sessions: Smaller groups focusing on targeted group needs.

  • For faculty/staff: focus on curriculum, extracurricular and service activity; relevant for multiple disciplines.
  • For diversity directors and administrators: what is the state of diversity in schools; creating change at the institutional level.

Cost: $125 per person. Registration is needed!

Directions/Location: The Inn at Villanova University directions.

Diversity Through Dialogue: Living Diversity, Communicating Justice