LIVING & LEAVING A LEGACY

The following programs are hosted by The Legacy Group Online.com a not for profit professional development firm.  For more information on each program feel free to email the host or the official contact for each event.

The Legacy Group Online focus is mainly on high quality virtual programs unless otherwise designated. Most programs occur in the Central Standard Time Zone. Please assure that you note start times of all programs, institutes, summits and services.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

VIRTUAL BIG XII CONFERENCE ON BLACK STUDENT GOVERNMENT

February 18-19, 2022

On behalf of the Big XII Council on Black Student Government we would like to invite you to participate in our Virtual Conference February 18-19, 2022.


The goal of the Big XII Conference is to provide student leaders from various colleges and universities with a virtual leadership professional development experience.  The virtual conference will address the many issues that face African Americans students on their respective campuses.  These issues include but are not limited to; Black Lives Matter support, addressing systematic racism, COVID-19 implications for black students, retention, academic success, male/female relationships, addressing student apathy, financial management and many other related topics.  We hope that you take advantage of the knowledge, resources and information that will be offered, we especially hope that you engage with our amazing speakers and presenters.

Who Should Attend?

The Big XII Council on Black Student Government is intended for but not limited to those students that serve in leadership roles in your African American and Black student government organizations, student leadership groups and black Greek letter organizations. Advisors of these groups are highly encouraged to participate in the conference as well.

Big XII Council Statement on Safety and Health

The Big XII Council on Black Student Government is committed to providing participants with an amazing experience that will benefit all that participate virtually.  To participant we ask that all institutions and individuals abide by their campus recommendations for a safe experience if considering meeting as a group. The Big XII Council will not accept any responsibility for those that do not abide by safety protocol procedures set forth by their institutions and or organizations. 

Conference Diversity Statement

The Big XII Council on Black Student Government is committed to offering the best possible experience for attendees. We have worked diligently to bring you a diversity of topics, participants, and organizations that represent professionalism, equity and inclusion and are knowledgeable about issues that face African American and Black students on college campuses and higher education in general.  This philosophy is represented in each professional facilitator.

Big XII Workshop Speakers & Presenters

The Big XII Council on Black Student Government is committed in providing speakers and workshop presenters that provide quality presentations that are educational and interactive.  The following are just a few workshop presenters that will be presenting at this year’s conference.

  • Tish Norman –Workshop Presenter
  • Bryant Smith –Workshop Presenter
  • Rasheed Ali Cromwell – Workshop Presenter

Big XII Conference Registration Information

Each participant is required to register for the conference.  Participation in the virtual conference is individual based. Institutions may register as a group but are assigned individual link information from Eventbrite. We encourage processes in which student leaders or advisors gather all information and register each participant individually.  Payment must be made at time of registration.

Registration fees cover the expenditures associated with this conference and will help fund future scholarships. Registration Fee: $50.00 per person (Non-refundable)

Registration deadline is February 15, 2022.   

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-big-xii-conference-on-black-student-government-tickets-135525706035

For more information visit our website at: https://thelegacygrouponline.com/about/

The Gathering” A Virtual Summit for Black Professionals in Higher Education

Thursday, February 24, 2022

NOTE: Due to the recent challenges faced with the Omicron Variant The Gathering will now move to a virtual platform. If you have questions please do not hestitate to email rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

The Gathering provides professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for mid-level, intermediate and new professional Black faculty and staff at the University of Kansas and other surrounding schools.  Though an interactive virtual program format, participants will explore best practices to develop a personal career plan, while connecting with fellow colleagues, and learning the tools to strengthen their personal brand.  Focusing on the following Summit competencies, participants will develop broad professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of higher education professionals in order to develop an “action plan” navigating their personal and professional career trajectory.

Summit Competencies

  • Advising and Helping
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Research
  • Diversity Inclusion and Equity
  • Ethical Professional Practices
  • History, Philosophy and Values
  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Leadership
  • Student Learning and Development 

The format of the Summit will feature several segments as part of a full day virtual event.  This structure will provide professionals the opportunity to grow in competency areas around skill sets needed for professional growth. Through engaging dialogue based around the 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 personal professional plan for their career.

The Gathering goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and programs centered on mentoring and networking so that professionals can get “tools” to take back to their campuses that promote, encourage, and create inclusive experiences for students. 

Learning Outcomes                                                                                                 

This agenda provides the opportunity for individuals to:

  • Dialogue on issues relevant to African American professionals which can provide growth and development on competencies to become productive citizens of higher education
  • To specifically discuss the suggested competencies, focus area to help participants develop professional plans for professional growth.
  • Share experiences between individuals that address issues of responsibility and accountability to higher education, their institutions and themselves.
  • Advice from Senior and Mid Level Professionals on personal and professional growth, career exploration, personal integrity and how to benefit their institutions.
  • Develop professional, personal career goals through networking and mentoring
  • Provide participants with a safe space to assist with professionally navigating challenges and issues facing higher education
  • Develop discussion around getting involved in key professional development opportunities to that promote professional enhancement and growth

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by Monday, February 21, 2022. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is free.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gathering-tickets-211872876477

For more information or questions contact: Robert N. Page Jr. at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

UPCOMING PROGRAM

Symposium for Black Women in Higher Education

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The Symposium for Black Women in Higher Education is a VIRTUAL event and will provide professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for senior, mid-level, intermediate and new professional Black women in higher education, more specifically student affairs.  Through a virtual interactive program format, participants will explore best practices to develop a personal career plan, while connecting with fellow colleagues, and learning the tools to strengthen their personal brand.  Focusing on professional competencies, participants will develop broad professional knowledge, and skills expected of Higher Education professionals that are navigating their personal and professional career trajectory.

Summit Competencies

  • Diversity Inclusion and Equity
  • Ethical Professional Practices
  • Leadership
  • Student Learning and Development 

The format of the Symposium will feature several segments as part of a interactive virtual experience.  This structure will provide professionals the opportunity to grow competency areas around skill sets needed for professional growth. Through engaging dialogue based around the 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 Symposium will provide participants with an assessment of their goals and a personal professional plan for their career.

Learning Outcomes                                                                                                 

Black Women in Higher Education provides the opportunity for individuals to:

  • Dialogue on issues relevant to black women in the profession, which can provide growth and development on competencies to become productive professionals of higher education
  • To specifically discuss the suggested competencies, focus area to help participants develop professional plans for professional growth.
  • Share experiences between individuals that address issues of responsibility and accountability to higher education, their institutions and themselves.
  • Advice from Senior Level Professionals on personal and professional growth, career exploration, personal integrity and how to benefit their institutions.
  • Develop professional, personal career goals through networking and mentoring
  • Provide participants with a brave space to professionally navigate and challenge gender issues that face black women in higher education
  • Develop discussion around getting involved in key professional development opportunities to that promote professional enhancement and growth.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

9:00    Welcome and Opening Speaker

Welcome & Remarks: Dr. Javaune, Adams-Gaston, President, Norfolk State University 

Opening Speaker: Dr. Kathy Humphrey, Carlow University    

10:00   Panel Discussion – Out Paths, Our Journeys; Women of the Profession

Panel and small group discussion on the various paths that professionals have taken and current trends or issues confronting women in higher education

Dr. Tammara Durham, the University of Kansas

Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly, University of Texas

Dr. Toyia Younger, Iowa State University

11:30   Navigating your Career Pathway

This action session will provide “hands on work” for participants on developing your Blueprint for your professional trajectory.  From interviewing and career coaching this session will provide participants with tools to manage your professional growth.

Career Pathway Group #1 Dr. Gabrielle St. Leger, LaSalle University

Career Pathway Group #2 Dr. Michele Murray, Holy Cross University

Career Pathway Group #3 Dr. D’Andra Mull, University of Florida

Career Pathway Group #4 Dr. Danita Brown-Young, University of Illinois

12:30   Virtual Luncheon Speaker: If I only knew now, what I knew then…

Dr. Nina Patterson, Maryville University

1:30    Small Group Networking Groups

This session will break into specified small groups and discuss various issues that face Higher Eduction administrators.

New Professionals – Facilitated by: Dr. Toyia Younger, Iowa State University

This session is designed to provide information for graduate staff and new professionals (1-3 years) on the topics covered in the Summit.  This interactive session will provide participants with information and advice on how to navigate their career.

Mid-Level Professionals – Facilitated by: Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly, University of Texas

This session is designed to provide information for mid-level professionals (3 – 6 years) on the topics covered in the Summit.  This session will provide participants with information and advice on how to develop long-term goals and navigate next steps.

Senior Level Professionals – Facilitated by: Dr. Tammara Durham, The University of Kansas

This session is designed to provide information for mid-level professionals (7 plus years) on the topics covered in the Summit.  This session will provide participants with information and advice on how to develop long-term goals and navigate next steps in.  

2:30    Closing Session

Dr. Lori White, President, DePauw University, Green Castle Indiana

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by Monday, February 21, 2022. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is free.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED

For more information or questions contact: Robert N. Page Jr. at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

UPCOMING PROGRAM

Student Affairs Professional Development Institute for HBCU Staff

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Institute Goal

The goal of the HBCU Student Affairs Professional Development Institute will provide professional development and networking opportunities for invited Historically Black College Student Affairs administrators with tools and skill sets needed to navigate issues that are specific to historically black colleges and universities.

Institute Outcomes       

  • Discuss and share trends, issues, and best practices that are relevant to issues in which students attending historically black colleges and universities navigate for student success. 
  • Discuss experiences, ideas and strategies on best practices that can be shared between participants on issues like career development, academic progression, equity and inclusion work. 
  • Identify and share intentional strategies that provide topical issues that student affairs staff encounter and the resources for professional staff at historically black college and universities for career advancement.

Institute Core Competencies

The Institute will provide participants with a curriculum that focus on career development and instruction from seasoned leaders, search firm professionals, and other designated presenters familiar with HBCUs. The following core competencies will be addressed:

  • personal and ethical decision making
  • understanding the cultural context of HBCU institutions and the critical role that Student Affairs have in progressing this work
  • organizational design including development of high performing teams and demonstrating academic leadership.
  • risk management, and the broad compliance landscape of HBCU institutions
  • strategic planning, metrics, and assessments with a focus on institutional sustainability

Target Participants

Historically Black College & University Student Affairs Administrators.

Institute Date & Location: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Morgan State University

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Information Because the number of participants is limited you must register by Friday, March 4, 2022. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00

Register for this event here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-homecoming-hbcu-student-affairs-professional-development-experience-tickets-240725485407

For more information or questions contact: Robert N. Page Jr. at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

UPCOMING PROGRAM

Information Coming Soon Regarding Program Specifics

CHOOSE: SUMMIT ON SERVING MULTIRACIAL POPULATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Program Goal: This engaging virtual Summit will provide the opportunity for discussion around serving multi-racial students.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore best practices in serving this ever-growing community.  Participants will gain a better understanding of how racial identity is a social construct and can have a positive impact on student success.

This virtual experience will explore how engaging multiracial populations can positively impact your campus environment for this invisible population as well as your overall community. This interactive experience will explore how multiracial identity development can promote and encourage civility and respect within our various communities and how recognizing multiracial identity concepts can promote inclusivity for those who identify as biracial or multiracial.