LIVING & LEAVING A LEGACY

The following programs are hosted by The Legacy Group Online.com a non-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 PROGRAM

Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Growing Together Today for an Inclusive Tomorrow

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The goal of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference is to provide high school students with an opportunity in which they can walk away with tools to help them grow as advocates for change around equity and inclusion in their school environments.  This experience will specifically focus on cultural competency and biases that impact their communities.  Participants will be able to assess how being allies and advocates can impact change on their campuses.  Using a hybrid model of meeting in-person and virtually the experience will feature engaging speakers and interactive workshops in a safe environment following state and local guidelines for safety protocols.

The Diversity Student Leadership Conference will be a half day event featuring interactive workshops and knowledgeable speakers addressing diversity initiatives and practices.  Conference participants will have a chance to network and discuss what is happening in their school environments in a setting that focuses on best practices.   The Diversity Student Leadership Conference will provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and programs centered on social justice and cultural competency that promote, encourage and create inclusive experiences for their communities.

PROGRAM DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is committed to offering the best possible experience for attendees. We have worked diligently to bring you a diversity of topics, participants, and organizations from the area of equity and inclusion in the region to help build Affinity Groups that promote, foster and encourage inclusive work environments.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE   

In Person Registration & Zoom Registration

Opening Session

Convene the Program

Welcome

Remarks: Representative from Office of Admissions and Multicultural Affairs Educational Entertainment  

Interactive Opening Session

Introduction of Speaker

Speaker: Mrs. Stephenie Smith, CEO Sophic Solutions

Grit & Grind Diversity Discussion Sessions I

Exploring and Understanding Power & Privilege

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Cultural Competency and Implicit Biases

Eric Thompson, The Legacy Group Online

Navigating Your College Search Process as Student from Marginalized Backgrounds

Madison Page, Office of Admissions

Grit & Grind Diversity Discussion Sessions I

Exploring and Understanding Power & Privilege

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Cultural Competency and Implicit Biases

Eric Thompson, The Legacy Group Online

Navigating Your College Search Process as Student from Marginalized Backgrounds

Madison Page, Office of Admissions

Student Affinity Groups Sessions

Framed By:

White – Advisor & Student

Black – Advisor & Student

Native American/Indigenous/American Indian – Advisor & Student

Latinx/Hispanic – Advisor & Student

Asian/Pacific Islander – Advisor & Student

Middle Eastern – Advisor & Student

Multi-Racial – Advisor & Student

Advisors Networking Session (Teachers and Advisors Only)

Engagement Lunch Closing Remarks

SDLC REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by Monday, October 18, 2021. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $10.00 and is non-refundable. Questions, please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-diversity-leadership-conference-tickets-169892570251

NEW PROGRAM

“The Gathering” Black Professionals in Higher Education Virtual Summit

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Goal Statement

The goal of “The Gathering” provides professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for senior, mid-level, intermediate and new professional Black faculty and staff in higher education.  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 (Based on NASPA/ACPA Professional Competency Areas)

  • 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, October 18, 2021. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $10.00 and is non-refundable. Questions, please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gathering-21-tickets-169891733749

FUTURE PROGRAM

Look for more information coming regarding keynotes, speakers and registration 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.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR STUDENT AFFAIR TEAMS

Allies in Partnership Summit: A Student Affairs Approach to Equity & Inclusion

MORE INFORMATION ON DATE COMING SOON

Goal Statement

The goal of the Allies in Partnership; 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 purposeful and intentional to help foster and support an equitable and inclusive campus environment. .This one-day event will feature engaging speakers and interactive workshops in a topical track format. 

Each leadership team will leave with an “Partnership Plan” to help them develop their goals to take back to their campus.

Demographics-Target Audience

This professional development model will provide student affairs senior level leadership teams (Student Affairs teams AVPs/Deans and Executive Directors) with roadmaps to develop strategic plans around diversity, inclusion and equity specific to students affairs services.

Summit Description & Format

Allies in Partnership; A Student Affairs Approach to Equity & Inclusion will be a one-day event featuring interactive workshops and knowledgeable speakers addressing equity and inclusion initiatives and practices.  This experience will provide participants an opportunity to network and discuss how to impact work environments that address departmental wide planning.  This will also allow for participants to develop ideas and programs that fit their specific needs.

Allies in Partnership goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to explore, develop and share ideas, strategies, and programs centered on equity and inclusion so that professionals can get “tools” to take back to their campuses that encourage and create inclusive experiences for their communities specific to student affair services.  These specific departmental focuses include:

  • Collaborative Models with Campus Wide DE&I Units
  • Residence Life Living and Learning Communities
  • Student Leadership and Engagement Services and Resources
  • Student Affairs Academic Programs
  • Auxiliary Functions and Services

Look for more information coming regarding keynotes, speakers and registration specifics.