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Equity and Inclusion Competency Series

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Monday, April 12, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Inclusion Series; Josefina Landrieu and Kristin Burgess

To ensure we build welcoming and inclusive campus environments, we must not lose sight of accessibility and our role in eliminating barriers to inclusion. Join a series of webinar to learn about the intersection of inclusion and accessibility; best practices in higher education, and receive practical tools to implement in your practice. For Metropolitan State staff and employees.

Register for each session through ELM at mn.gov/selfservice

 

Facilitating Inclusion Through Accessibility

March 24, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

To ensure we build welcoming and inclusive campus environments, we must not lose sight of accessibility and our role in eliminating barriers to inclusion. Join this webinar to learn about the intersection of inclusion and accessibility; best practices in higher education, and receive practical tools to implement in your practice. Class Code: E260076PPD0001

Speakers:

Dr. Josefina Landrieu is the Interim Senior Director for the Office of Equity and Inclusion. She provides leadership related to the university’s strategic goal of operationalizing equity, inclusion and anti-racism principles to improve student and employee success. Dr. Landrieu has a BA in political science and international relations from the University of Northern Iowa, and an M.A. and PhD in organizational leadership and policy development from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Kristin Burgess, MPP, DPSC, BHS-DS is the Director of Accessibility Resources as well as Community Faculty in the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Kristin has a Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a graduate certificate in Disability Policy and Services, and a Bachelor of Human Services Disability Studies.  Kristin identifies as a person with disabilities both apparent and non-apparent. Kristin is an advocate and change agent for and within the disability community.

 

Building a Diverse Workforce

April 12, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

As a core institutional value, diversifying our workforce remains at the center of building an anti-racist learning and work environment for students, faculty and staff. Join this webinar to learn about the current state of our university workforce and explore best practices and opportunities to ensure we embed equity-minded practices in our search, hiring, and retention work.

 

Anti-Racism

May 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

As an institution, Metropolitan State University is committed to building anti-racist learning and working environments for its students, faculty, and staff. Join this webinar to learn about the current state of our Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism efforts. In addition, participants will receive resources regarding related concepts, best practices, and common challenges and opportunities to building anti-racist environments.

 

 

Accessibility

Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.