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2023 Annual Conference

Deconstructing Barriers to Equity & Inclusion

November 1-3, 2023

Doubletree Hotel, Claremont, CA

Thank you so much for attending our conference in 2023, Deconstructing Barriers to Equity and Inclusion!

Whether you were there or couldn't make it, we are making all of the presentations available for your viewing. Check out the list here to get a recap of all of the content that was shared.

Presentation Repository

Centering for New Perspectives on Professional Learning

Presenters: N/A

Diversity Statements 101: Laying the Foundation

Presenter: Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, College of the Canyons

Communities of Practice: Generating Authentic Professional Development Buy-In While Reducing Professional Development Barriers

Presenters: Dr. Lauren M. Mecucci Springer, English Professor; DE/PD Coordinator; Flex Coordinator and Carrie Consalvi, DE/PD Coordinator; librarian; OER Liaison;  Mt. San Jacinto College

Reimagining Flex: Developing an Inclusive and Comprehensive Professional Learning Program for the CCC

Presenters: 4CSD Board Members Chris Franz, Coordinator, Professional Development, Glendale Community College and Natalie Halsell, Coordinator, Professional Development, Riverside City College, and Jessica Martin, Program Coordinator, Professional Development, Diablo Valley College

Deconstructing Barriers to Equity and Inclusion

Presenters: 4CSD Board Members and Breakthrough Learning

Keynote: Dr. Keith Curry: “Unapologetic Leadership…The Importance of Racial Equity in Professional Development”

Presenter: Dr. Keith Curry

Barriers to Building and Implementing DEI Work: People vs. Process

Presenters from Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District: Karen Marrujo, Faculty; Victoria Christine Rodriguez, Administrator; Katie Cabral, Classified Professional; Sharon Sampson, Faculty;  Moriah Gonzalez-Meeks, Faculty; Jessica Moore, Classified Professional.

Steal This Idea

Facilitated by: 4CSD Board Members

Professional Development in the California Community Colleges

Presenters: Marrin Thuston, Specialist and Ebony Jefferies, Dean,  Office of Institutional Effectiveness, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Achieving Meta-Performance: Strategies for Faculty and Staff Success

Presenters: Seth Yelorda, CEO of Vision Clarity

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