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The NC State Spring Diversity Dialogue is on March 5th!

Cultural competency among 21st century graduates has become imperative as the job market globalizes and the workforce continues to diversify. Religion in the American workplace is among the most contentious and difficult areas for employees and employers to navigate. A Gallup poll states that 90% of American adults say that religion is either
very important or fairly important in their lives. At the same time, the number of students who identify as non-religious, atheist, or agnostic is growing significantly on college campuses. In today’s global society, understanding religion through inter-faith connections, dialogue, and encounters can be key to shaping one’s ability to lead, manage or work well with others.

“Interfaith Encounters,” will occur on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:00PM in the new Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom. This interactive program and dialogue will explore religions, exposure to different faiths and non-faiths, and why this is an important competency to gain while in college. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. This event is free and open to the public.
How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They "Think" You Are:  Why Smart People Suffer from the 'Imposter Syndrome' and How You Can Thrive in Spite of It
On March 5, 2014,10:00AM -12:00PM, in the Hunt Library 4th Floor Lecture Hall, the Preparing Future Leaders Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Valerie Young to NC State as she facilitates her internationally-known workshop for graduate students and postdocs. You will learn practical strategies for interrupting the "Imposter Syndrome." By applying these simple but powerful techniques you’ll finally be able to begin to see yourself as the bright, competent person you really are! This workshop is also beneficial for graduate students and postdocs who aspire to leadership, management, and supervisory positions so they can learn how to recognize these characteristics and help their employees thrive in the workplace. To learn more and register, visit the website. Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
OIED Managers Conference on Leadership and Diversity
Announcing the Managers Conference on Leadership and Diversity at NC State! Join us on Monday, March 10, 2014 for a day of learning and skill-building with leaders from across the campus and beyond. The conference is open to all NC State employees, especially those who supervise and those who aspire to supervise. Registration is only $20 and includes lunch. Please see Managers Conference. Contact Dr. Deb Luckadoo, Director of Staff Diversity, with any questions.
Building Community: Connecting the Dots - An American Indian Education Summit on Higher Ed
The Graduate School and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) - cordially invite you to participate in Building Community: Connecting the Dots - An American Indian Education Summit on Higher Education. The event is on March 24, 2014 at the JC Raulston Arborteum. Mission: to create an opportunity to bring together scholars, practitioners,and community in dialogue on the recruitment, retention, and graduation of American Indian students. Registration is now open. There is no registration fee. Registration will close on March 14, 2014. For additional information, please contact Brett A. Locklear at 919-513-1981.
Chancellor's Creating Community Awards Now Accepting 2014 Nominations in Five Categories
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and the University Diversity Advisory Committee are seeking nominations for the 8th annual diversity awards, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00AM in the Talley Student Center Ballroom. The Chancellor's Creating Community Awards recognizes faculty, staff, colleges, students, and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please submit one or more nominations via the online nomination form by April 11, 2014. Contact Garry Morgan with any questions.