Welcome to the 2021 MSOD Virtual Alumni Conference: Reunion With Purpose: OD in our selves, our systems, and our world!

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Saturday, November 6 • 14:00 - 15:00
System, Self and Designing for Equity; from a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) perspective (:60, not recorded)

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This fireside chat with three Chief Diversity Officers, moderated by MSOD alum Dani Monroe, will examine the challenges and recommendations for organization development practitioners who are leading the DE&I efforts in a highly charged social justice era.

This plenary session will examine the challenges and recommendations for organization development practitioners who are leading the DE&I efforts in a highly charged social justice era.

Through the lens of system and intrapersonal change, we will discuss the inherent tension and conflicts that organization development practitioners must grapple with to be effective and successful at this moment in history. We will discuss whether you must give up a part of yourself to align with corporate culture and norms? Or is there a place to hold your individuality, especially if you’re a person of color? And, what happens when you hit the invisible wall of culture and racism?

Participants will learn how:
  • Healthy self -identity plays a large role in dismantling inequitable systems
  • DE&I system change is integral to all aspects of an organization.
  • As an OD professional, we have a responsibility to incorporate equity into all aspects of our work regardless of the type of change we are leading

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J. Goosby Smith

Vice President for Community Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer, Pepperdine University
Guided by God's call to unite God's people, Dr. J approaches her specialty areas of human diversity, inclusion and belonging with intellectual rigor, methodological soundness, patience, a healing spirit, a love for humanity, and a good natured sense of humor.  Her previous academic... Read More →
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Crystal Williams

Vice President and Associate Provost for Community and Inclusion and Professor of English, Boston University
Crystal Williams has served in 3 inaugural diversity officer roles in higher education and for many years co-chaired of the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers. In addition to her role helping organizations align their stated values to their practices in relation to social equity and... Read More →
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Tim Ewing

Vice President, People and Organization Development, Mass General Brigham Integrated Healthcare System
Dr. Ewing is a talent developer and organizational change leader with expertise in culture transformation, leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as performance excellence. He facilitates strengths-based organizational change and his work proves that measurable... Read More →
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Dani Monroe

Dani Monroe is one of the premier voices on diversity, equity, and inclusion today. For more than three decades, she has led “C” Suite executives and built large, system-wide DE&I efforts to optimize the performance of an organization.Dani currently serves as a trusted advisor... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
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