eConvening Series: 2022


Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) will annually host a dozen eConvenings, each on a particular aspect of racial equity. These live high-quality professional learning experiences will be held virtually throughout the year, one per month.

Three-hour learning sessions will be delivered by the 62 experts who teach in our USC Equity Institutes. These instructors are well respected leaders of national higher education associations, highly-cited professors who study race relations and people of color, chief diversity officers and other experienced administrators, and specialists from the USC Race and Equity Center. eConvening sessions will focus mostly on strategies and practical approaches.

While credible research will undergird them, sessions will not be too theoretical, uselessly abstract, or inaccessibly academic. These three-hour synchronous learning experiences will be highly engaging and interactive. Instructors will use contemporary cases of equity dilemmas and racial crises on liberal arts college campuses. Emphasis will be placed on learning from sagas that have recently occurred elsewhere; learning how to get ahead of situations and reducing risk of crisis; and learning actionable equity leadership strategies.

The first two hours of each eConvening will be devoted to content delivery. In the final hour, representatives from each college will be taught how to teach what they have learned to other colleagues on their campuses. They will return to work that same day with shareable tools and resources.

Access previously recorded sessions and materials 
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Board Strategies to Achieve Racial Equity

Tuesday, February 22, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here. 

Centering Racial Equity in Your Student Success Agenda

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 12pm-3pm EST. 

Chief Diversity Officer's Role in Advancing Racial Equity

Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST.

Classroom Incivility and Productive Conversations About Race

Tuesday, May 24, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST.

Reducing Implicit Bias in The Search and Hiring Process

Friday, June 10, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST.

Race Conscious Enrollment Management

Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST.

Communication Institutional Progress on Racial Equity Goals

Tuesday, August 16, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.

Dismantling Persistent Racial Equity Problems in Stem

Friday, September 16, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.

Making Racial Equity Data Transparent

Friday, October 21, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.

Understanding Campus Unrest and Responding to Student Protest

Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.

Using Assessment and Evaluation to Improve Campus Racial Climates

Tuesday, December 6, 2022. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.

Managing and Resolving Racial Tensions in the Workplace

Tuesday, January 24, 2023. 12pm-3pm EST. Register here.