Michigan State University to host Leadership Accountability in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Conference, April 7-8, 2022

March 15, 2022 - Becky Jensen

Michigan State University’s ANDIE LAB (Accountability, Non-Discrimination, Inclusion in Employment) will host the Leadership Accountability in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference April 7 & 8 beginning at Noon EST. Speakers at the conference will offer guidance, challenge traditional DEI practices, and offer future research suggestions on how people can hold their leaders accountable to truly promote and support DEI within organizations.

Speakers include:

  • Jenny Yang, JD, Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and former Chair, Vice-Chair, and Commissioner of the EEOC
  • Hakeem Oluseyi, PhD, Astrophysicist and Cosmologist, President-Elect of National Society of Black Physicists, Science Educator, and TV personality starring in numerous programs on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel
  • Frank Dobbin, PhD, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
  • Alison Nelson, JD, Director of DEI Strategies and Governance, Ford Motor Company

According to ANDIE Lab founder, Dr. Angela Hall, professor with the MSU School of Human Resources and Labor relations, organizations have been seeking innovative ways to increase DEI in the workplace over the past decade, with significant rise in interest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the soar in social justice movements surrounding issues such as Black Lives Matters and Stop Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander Hate.

 “Challenges persist in the DEI realm, including reactions against DEI initiatives, questions about the long-term effectiveness of conventional DEI training methods, and the fear that some actions to promote DEI may be superficial and performative, thus, not resulting in the creation of sustainable inclusion within organizations.”  

Those interested in attending can register at the following links, there is no charge to attend: 

Day 1:https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfAPtbxqSzeAkmwRSXP25w 

Day 2: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wpkZWB-KSKq7wB9w_l8HHg 

Interview opportunities are available. Contact Becky Jensen, jensenr7@msu.edu to schedule. To learn more about the conference, visit https://hrlr.msu.edu/news/leadership-accountability-in-dei