2021 Collaborative Diversity Conference

2021 Collaborative Diversity Conference
Date and time
8:15 AM - 4:30 PM, April 22, 2021
Other dates and times
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, April 21, 2021 iCal

We understand how difficult this past year has been for many people and that there is still some uncertainty, so through the generosity of our sponsors, we are excited to offer this year's virtual Collaborative Diversity Conference free for everyone, including the Facing Racism pre-conference on April 21.

Today, the phrase is everywhere: "Diversity and Inclusion." It suggests that diversity comes before inclusion. Wrong. Behavioral science confirms that a culture of inclusion must be fostered first. That's because everybody from "people of color" to "straight white guys," Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, younger and older, need to trust that they'll be treated with respect under the banner of diversity. In the absence of trust, differences plant seeds of resentment -- and, ultimately, conflict.  

So how do we build a culture of inclusion? Enter Irshad Manji, internationally bestselling author and founder of Moral Courage College. Prof. Manji teaches people to communicate across lines of difference and even disagreement. Her inspiring yet practical workshop, "How to Revive Dialogue in a Time of Deep Division," equips community leaders with the skills to foster belonging under any circumstance. Best of all, these skills are actionable immediately. 

Diversity without division is possible when we practice the Moral Courage Method. Join Prof. Manji for this transformative two-hour webinar as part of the 2021 Collaborative Diversity Conference. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Facing Racism Pre-conference (limited to 45 participants)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Plenary and breakout sessions

Event sponsor


Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, staff
Zoom Virtual Conference