2015 Conference Highlights

2015 Highlights of DITC Programming


Professional Development Workshops
Fostering an Inclusive Environment: Empowering Individuals to Build Meaningful Relationships

Good conversational skills and sound relationship building techniques are critically important to career and personal growth for both academics and practitioners. This PDW emphasized empowerment and inclusion tools to improve networking effectiveness.

Changing the Conversation about Work-Life in the Academy to Transform Organizations

The purpose of this workshop was to expand the discussion of work-life issues among management academics. Our goal was to begin to develop relationships and concrete ideas for effecting changes that might improve governance by making it more inclusive.

Writing (and talking) differently about diversity: Addressing the normalization of othering

The purpose of this PDW was to address the normalization of othering and to further promote and establish practices of inclusive language use in writing and talking.

Town Hall Meeting
Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy: A Town Hall Meeting and Connections Cafe

The focus was on participant sharing of inclusion experiences in the Academy, ideas about how to make AOM more inclusive, and best Divisional practices at AOM for diversity and inclusion.

Panel of Current/Past Presidents

A unique opportunity to listen to and quiz our impressive panel of leaders, such as Paul Adler, Duane Ireland, Rosalie Tung, and Anne Tsui. Participants gained an appreciation of opening governance within the AOM, and could take the lessons back to inform their own pedagogy, research and institutional practice.