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Office for Institutional Diversity

Diversity Programs

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The Office for Institutional Diversity organizes and sponsors a number of programs connected to our mission of advancing and sustaining an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the Boston College community. These programs include:

This program provides professional staff from underrepresented groups with opportunities to broaden their management experiences and to study critical issues in higher education. Selected participants participate in a professional development program that includes seminars, lectures, case studies and discussions.

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Grounded in the cultural competence framework, the CCEM,  will enable participants to acquire the knowledge, language, behavioral and cultural skills needed to navigate within a diverse and help build an inclusive  community.  Those skills include, but are not limited to, cross cultural communication, managing difficult conversations, and addressing the needs of the various members of our community.  In addition participants will be able to assist in the University's efforts to build a more inclusive environment.

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Having a shared understanding of the relationship between diversity, inclusion and the Ignatian tradition enables each of us to listen and be listened to; be welcoming and feel welcomed; and to embrace our work and the work of others. To that end, Campus Ministry and the Office for Institutional Diversity have partnered to reintroduce the the Diversity and Ignatian Tradition initiative via the program, "Living Out the Jesuit Mission: Diverse Perspectives Series."

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The goal of the lunch and learn series is to provide an informal, safe environment for faculty and staff to engage in conversations related to diversity while connecting with colleagues to foster an inclusive campus environment.

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This program is a gathering of BC executives, managers, and others where ideas are created and shared about how to improve diversity and openness in the work environment. It is an open discussion about current diversity challenges, opportunities and possible solutions.

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The Diversity and Inclusion Summit is an annual, one-day conference open to Boston College faculty and staff that focuses on initiatives in our cumminity that promote diversity and inclusion. The program began in 2016 and provides an opportunity for members of this community to connect to one another and to have discussions that are crucial to the University's mission of diversity and inclusion.

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In partnership with OED, the OID and the Affinity Groups welcome newly hired staff and faculty at a Community Building Luncheon where they learn of the many resources and opportunities for involvement in campus life. 

The Office for Institutional Diversity offers a number of programs in support of the University's mission to facilitate efforts to advance and sustain an organizational culture and climate that welcomes diversity, equity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community.

We are pleased to announce the dates of our upcoming programs for the 2017/18 academic year. Please note, a registration form will be sent by email to all faculty and staff 3-4 weeks prior to each program.  The invitation will include information about the program, the location and how to register.

For full descriptions of OID programs please see the program descriptions tab and/or Calendar of Events. Please contact us at diversity@bc.edu or 617-552-2323 for further questions.

 

Program Name Date(s) Time

New Employee Community Building Luncheon

By invitation to newly hired employees.

September 15, 2017

Novermber 10, 2017

12:00PM to 1:00PM
Reflection and Dialogue Series

October 19, 2017

March 20, 2018

12:00PM to 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn Diversity and Inclusion Series

October 25, 2017

November 7, 2017

January 11, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 25, 2018

12:00PM to 1:00PM

Living Out the Jesuit Mission: Diverse Perspectives Series

Reflections on a Pilgrimage

Celebrating the Jesuit Global Community

TBD

TBD

September 28, 2017

November 1, 2017

February 6, 2017

April 10, 2018

12:00PM to 1:30PM

4:00PM to 6:00PM

12:00PM to 1:30PM

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Diversity and Inclusion Summit May 23, 2018 9:00AM to 5:00PM

 

The following program is open to those who have enrolled in the program. Those who are interested in registering for CCEM 2018 should visit our programs website for more information.

Program Name Date(s) Time
Professional Development Initiatives: Cultural Competence Engagement Modules (CCEM)

January 9, 2018

January 23, 2018

February 13, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 13, 2018

March 28, 2018

TBD