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Inclusion and Leadership Summit

This annual conference aims to educate on the importance of inclusion and diversity while equipping Cameron University students, staff and faculty with the tools to be proactive stewards of social equity in their daily interactions and ever-growing workplaces. The summit offers the opportunity to discuss benefits, challenges, and biases surrounding appreciation and understanding of diversity and while building inclusive environments.

2023 Inclusion and Leadership Summit Registration Form

Friday, April 21st
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mary Lou & W. Carey Johnson Auditorium/Ross Hall, Room 111
Theme: Inclusive Communication

Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Alphabet Soup: LGBT+ Sexuality, Gender, and Identities
Presenter: Corey Sanders, Office of Teaching & Learning
Learn more about sexualities, gender identities, and definitions within the LGBT+ community
as well a brief historical context of the communities as a whole, past and present.
Greater awareness and understanding are instrumental in having respectful communication.

Session 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Different Perspectives and Civil Conversations
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Willie Smith, Bethlehem Baptist Church and Dr. Justin Walton, Cameron University Communication Professor
With the increase in the use of technology to communicate, it sometimes seems as
though the art of having a civil conversation has gone the way of the rotary
telephone. However, learning how to agree to disagree and listening to other
perspectives are valuable skills that help us to evolve and mature.

Session 3 – 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Neuro-Inclusive Communication
Presenter: Autism Foundation of Oklahoma
Neurodiversity refers to the way we learn, think, interact, or process information.
It is estimated that 15-20% of the world’s population is neurodiverse. Learn more about
how neurodiverse individuals thrive in the workplace or classroom through effective
communication and skills.

Session 4 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Virtual Keynote: Relationships and Disability
Presenters: “Squirmy & Grubs” – Shane & Hannah Burcaw
Much of society believes people with disabilities cannot be valuable partners.
Popular YouTubers, “Squirmy & Grubs” aka Shane and Hannah share the hilarious ups
and downs of their relationship to disprove this damaging concept.
*FREE lunch for in-person attendees.
*Zoom link will be sent to participants wanting to attend virtually (Keynote session only)

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