Develop the Mindset and Practice Needed for Inclusive Leadership

An inclusive leader holds themselves accountable for supporting others’ identities, fosters understanding, respect, and dignity, and works to build a sense of mutual responsibility for and commitment to cultivating an inclusive, supportive, and impactful experience for all. The journey towards becoming a more inclusive leader is unique to each individual and requires honest reflection, daily practice, and a mindset infused into your leadership identity.  

The Inclusive Leadership Series explores what it means to be an inclusive leader through an understanding of allyship, sponsorship, and advocacy while celebrating voices and perspectives that are frequently sidelined. Each series explores different skills, policies, and practices that are expected of inclusive leaders in academia today.  

The next series will focus on updates to Title IX legislation and how to apply this knowledge to inclusive leadership best practices within your role and institution. 

Inclusive Leadership — Title IX Series.
Program Dates: October 13 – 27, 2021 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Program Fee: $149.00 for the two-part series
Final Registration Deadline: October 6, 2021

Registration for the Fall 2021 cohort has closed. 

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The Course Curriculum & Schedule

This series consists of one 60-minute orientation with HERS staff, held on October 13, and two 90-minute sessions with expert practitioners delivering the curriculum. All sessions will take place on Wednesdays, starting at 1:30 pm ET.

Orientation (October 13, 2021):

There will be one 60-minute orientation in addition to the two 90-minute synchronous sessions. We encourage you to block the mornings on your calendar so you have time to prepare for your participation in each session’s activities.

Session 1 (October 19, 2021): Let’s Talk Title IX — Length: 90 minutes
An introduction to the history of Title IX, recent changes to the law and regulations, and insight into future anticipated changes under the Biden administration and the evolving civil rights landscape.

Facilitator: Laura Dunn, J.D., Founding Partner of L.L. Dunn Law Firm   

Session 2 (October 27, 2021): Legal Issues and Inclusive Leadership in Practice — Length: 90 minutes
This session will help you understand the role you can play in your institution’s Title IX policies and how to be a more active leader in building an inclusive community on your campus. By the end of the session, you’ll better understand how to evaluate and analyze your institution’s policies, how it is communicated to different stakeholders, what their responsibilities are, and what it feels like to be a member of an inclusive community that cares for others.  

Facilitator: Margo Foreman, Vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Clark University.


Our Facilitators

Developed and delivered by women leaders in academic equity and social justicethe facilitators of each Inclusive Leadership Series bring a balance of scholarly work and practical experience to the program.

Laura Dunn, J.D., is the Founding Partner of L.L. Dunn Law Firm.

Laura L. Dunn, J.D., is a nationally recognized victims’ rights attorney and social entrepreneur. She founded the national nonprofit, SurvJustice, and is a nationally recognized campus sexual violence survivor who has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, MSNBC, and the National Law Journal. As a student at Maryland Law, she contributed to Obama-era Title IX guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. 

In 2007, Dunn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Legal Studies and Psychology with a certificate in Criminal Justice. Dunn is the Founding Partner of the L.L. Dunn Law Firm and has received the William P. Cunningham Award for her national campus activism, which included successfully lobbying for the passage of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, advising the White House Task Force Protecting Students Against Sexual Assault, and serving as the primary student negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education’s VAWA Rulemaking Committee. 

Margo Foreman is the vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Clark University. 

Margo Foreman previously served as Iowa State’s Director of Equal Opportunity and serves as the university’s Title IX coordinator. Foreman managed equal opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct programs. She has served 17 years in the Equal Opportunity office at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Health. 

Margo’s role as Title IX Coordinator includes working with students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by various forms of sexual violence, including but not limited to stalking, domestic or dating violence, and sexual assault. 

Register for the Fall 2021 Title IX Series by October 6.

Interested in the Spring 2022 Cohort?

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