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The Legacy Group Online provides high quality virtual and in-person professional development opportunities in a variety of areas that promote equity and inclusion through professional development programs with a focus on four functional areas.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Student Affairs Professionals (Focus on Serving Under-represented Populations)
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training and Development
  • Access, Persistence and Completion Services
  • Conference Planning and Development

Career Development Programming for Student Affairs Professionals

The Legacy Group Online is committed to providing high quality mostly virtual resources for student affairs professionals with a specific focus on equity and inclusion services, career exploration and counseling, scholarly research through meaningful conference, institutes and summits. The Legacy Group Online provides a select number of conferences, institutes and summits that focuses on career growth and professional development for Student Affairs professionals with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.  Our programs provide best practices and tools to develop a strategic action plan for your career path, trajectory and goals.

PATHWAY TO PRESIDENCY INSTITUTE 

The goal of the Pathway to Presidency Institute will be to provide professional development and networking opportunities for invited African American and LatinX Senior Student Affairs Officers using formal and informal instruction, coaching and mentoring instruction as they consider the position of a college or university president with a specific focus on historically black colleges and universities. This three-day virtual summit will allow institute participants to focus on the required tools and skill sets

COMING FALL 2022

PATHWAY TO A VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS INSTITUTE

The goal of Pathway to a VPSA Institute will be to provide professional development and networking opportunities for invited African American and LatinX student affairs staff using formal and informal instruction, coaching, and mentoring instruction as they consider the position of a college or Senior Vice President of Student Affairs of Student Affairs. This full-day Institute will allow institute participants to focus on the required tools and skill sets needed to navigate a career trajectory into SSAO position.

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PATHWAY TO BECOMING A CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER FROM A STUDENT AFFAIRS EXPERIENCE

The goal of the Career Pathway in Becoming a Chief Diversity Officer from a Student Affairs Experience will provide professional development and networking opportunities for participants engaging them in formal and informal instruction on choosing the right pathway and assessing “right fit or position” as they consider these diverse positions. This session will allow participants to focus on the required tools and skill sets that they gained in their student affairs work and that are needed to navigate a career trajectory into the diverse world of the chief executive officer position.

This experience will be of particular benefit to professionals seeking to move into the role of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) from a student affairs background. Over the past two decades the role of the college or university chief diversity officer has changed significantly. Today’s colleges and universities have expanded the CDO role to support their strategic commitment to a broadly diverse and inclusive campus community, and consequently CDOs have become facilitators of that strategy. There are now multiple pathways to the CDO role including that from a student affairs background. This institute will outline the qualifications, characteristics, skills, and experiences that institutions of higher education seek as they evaluate candidates specifically from a student affairs background.

PROGRAM OCCURED APRIL 14, 2021 (NEXT PROGRAM FALL 2021)

AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN SUMMITS AT NASPA

Through engaging dialogue based around identified competencies, individual practitioners will be able to participate in areas that help guide their own development needs around the various opportunities that are afforded to them.  The Summit will provide participants with an assessment of their goals and a starting point for their personal professional plan for their career.

Friday, March 19, 2021 – More Information: https://conference.naspa.org/program/session-formats/pre-conference-workshops

Equity & Inclusion Training and Programming

The Legacy Group can provide diversity programming and training around leadership development in numerous areas.  All presentations are grounded in Diversity Education theories that are practical and intentional with a specific focus on cultural competency, micro-aggressions and affirmations and implicit bias training.  With a specific focus on Student Affairs work, The Legacy Group can provide workshops to powerful keynote speeches, the Legacy Group can provide any diversity focused needs that you may have. 

THE GATHERING: A VIRTUAL DIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

The goal of the Gathering: A Virtual Diversity Experience is to provide participants with an opportunity in which they can walk away with tools to help them grow as advocates for change around equity and inclusion work.  This experience will specifically focus on systematic oppression and racism in the Kansas City Metro area.  Participants will be able to assess how allies and advocates can impact change in their companies, organizations, community groups and college campuses.  This virtual experience will feature engaging speakers and interactive workshops in a virtual format.

Each participant will leave with an “action plan” to help them develop their goals to take back to their communities and work environments.

PROGRAM OCCURED MARCH 25, 2021 (NEXT PROGRAM SPRING 2021)

A CATALYST FOR INCLUSION; SUMMIT FOR AFFINITY GROUPS

The Catalyst for Inclusion: Summit for Affinity Groups will provide participants with opportunities to explore, discuss and engage in conversations on the development and cultivation of resource groups as a vehicle for leveraging inclusive change within the workplace. Participants will be able to learn and share best practices on how to strategically establish affinity groups for long-term success as well as how to leverage these groups in addressing inclusive environments. Attendees will walk away with resources for leveraging their groups to affect change within their institution and or community groups. This engaging session will focus on best practices, resources and programs within businesses and corporation, higher education and community focuses groups.

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A SUMMIT FOR ALLIES IN ACTION: A STUDENT AFFAIRS APPROACH TO EQUITY & INCLUSION

The goal of the Allies in Action; A Student Affairs Approach to Equity & Inclusion is to provide Student Affairs senior level staff with an experience in which they can walk away with tools to help them develop departmental strategic plans that are holistic and on their college campuses.  This one-day event will feature engaging speakers and interactive workshops in a topical track format specifically designed for upper senior student affairs senior level college administrators (Student Affairs teams AVPs/Deans and Executive Directors) with roadmaps to develop strategic plans around diversity, inclusion and equity specific to students affairs services.

COMING FALL 2021

DEVELOPING A CULTURAL PARADIGM SHIFT WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed to explore how our ever-changing society is impacting our campus climate.  Through an examination and understanding of micro-inequities and micro-affirmations, campuses can promote, encourage and build inclusive environments for a more productive and welcoming community.   Engaging and interactive, the workshop will provide participants tools to define what diversity means for themselves as faculty and staff on our campuses.  The core question will be asked, “What obligation do we have towards providing an inclusive experience enhancing student persistence and completion?” (Contact Robert directly by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com for more information.)

Access, Persistence and Completion Resources

The Legacy Group Online provides workshops and seminars that give a holistic approach to best practice in developing recruitment and retention plans that are grounded in a foundation of cross-cultural communication and solutions that work. Through our professional development activities such as our campus-based consultation, strategic and planning workshops, the Legacy Group Online will provide you with plans that provide results that are customized to your target population.

SUMMIT ON ACCESS, PERSISTENCE AND COMPLETION

The goal of the Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion is to provide faculty and staff at our regional institutions the opportunity to discuss and share programs, ideas, strategies, and best practices that support recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations.   

The Summit is a one day event featuring workshops and speakers that have shown a demonstrated record of successfully recruiting and retaining students of color.  Summit participants will have a chance to network and discuss what is happening on their campuses in a setting that allows for sharing best practices.  This will also allow for participants to develop ideas and programs that fit their specific campuses.

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INFUSING DIVERSITY INTO YOUR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION PLAN

Workshop Abstract:  This session will focus on the challenges and opportunities that institutions may have in the development of a comprehensive multicultural recruitment and retention plan. We will discuss how to formulate a plan that could work with the many cultural challenges facing our communities. The goal is to be able to address some of the challenges that face multicultural recruitment and retention initiatives by understanding multiculturalism, which could shape your best practices and initiatives.  This engaging session will also provide a tool kit to the development of a plan with proven results.   

Professional Career Consultation

The Legacy Group Online is committed to providing resources for individuals with a specific focus on career counseling for under-represented populations.  We are committed to outcomes that are strategic and sustainable for your career trajectory. The Legacy Group Online.com goes above and beyond, giving the client resources and information that will help develop a professional action plan for growth and development. (Contact Robert directly by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com for more information.)

Conference Planning & Logistics

Let the Legacy Group Online plan all your conference needs.  The Legacy Group can save you money and time in planning a conference that addresses the issues specific to your community and will also allow you to target a larger audience. (Contact Robert directly by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com for more information.)

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