TLG Programs

EXPLORE YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

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.

Programs Diversity Statement

The Legacy Group Online is committed to offering the best possible experience for attendees. We have worked diligently to bring a diversity of topics, speakers, and curriculum that represents professionalism, equity and inclusion. All speakers, faculty and staff are knowledgeable about student affairs, equity and inclusion work and higher education in general.  This philosophy is represented in each professional program.

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Social Justice Conference

The Gathering

Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

Career to Becoming a Chief Diversity Officer from a Student Affairs Background

Allies in Action: A Student Affairs Approach to Equity and Inclusion

Pathway to a Vice President of Student Affairs

Black Graduate Student Affairs Experience

Symposium for Black Women in Higher Education

Summit for Black Men in Higher Education

Social Justice Conference: A Practitioners Experience

Friday, June 10, 2022
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley

On behalf of Metropolitan Community College and The Legacy Group Online, we would like to invite you to participate in the Social Justice Conference: A Practitioners Experience, Friday, June 10, 2022 CST. This in-person event will take place on the campus of Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley in the Educational Center located on 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

Goal Statement

Social justice refers to a commitment to challenging social, cultural, and economic inequalities imposed on individuals arising from any differential distribution of power, resources, and privilege to create equitable and inclusive environments.

The goal of SJC is to provide practitioners with an experience in which they can walk away with tools to help them grow as advocates for social justice in their communities, work environments or campuses.  This in person one day event will also 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 how to address systematic oppression in the work environment and help build more inclusive communities through best practices and theoretical education.

Learning Outcomes

SJC 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 garner “tools” for their own professional development that encourage and create inclusive experiences for their communities.  Through this institute community members will develop a deeper capacity to:

  • Foster and guide brave space conversations that address how professionals can engage in action focused practices that address and move forward inclusive environments that foster the progression of equitable and inclusive work.
  • Ability to explore, understand and examine the historical, structural, and systemic foundations and constructs of race and ethnicity and their relationship to the impact this has on present-day events, processes, practices, and experiences in our work environments.
  • Provide tools that can create equitable and inclusive lens to help analyze and revise current policies, practices, and programs to create more inclusive programs, services, outcomes, and work culture.
  • Discussion on how to interrupt values and biases and to take effective action within their professional areas that address fostering and creating inclusive environments.

Who Should Attend

All professionals are welcome to attend this in-person experience and engage in the critical role that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plays in our communities.  This experience will be most helpful to those professionals with responsibilities relating to managing, navigating or developing initiatives, strategic plans and programs focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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 $45.00. Because the number of participants is limited you must register by June 1, 2022.

Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-justice-conference-a-practitioners-experience-tickets-317898110807

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

The Gathering: A Summit for Black Professionals

August 2022

Goal Statement

The goal of The Gathering provides professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for mid-level, intermediate and new Black professionals.  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

Gathering Competencies

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

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

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

SUMMIT ON ACCESS, PERSISTENCE AND COMPLETION

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS – EDWARDS CAMPUS

Friday, September 16, 2022

On behalf of the Legacy Group Online and the University of Kansas we would like to invite you to join us for the Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 8:30 – 3:30 pm Central Standard Time at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus located on 12600 South Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213

This in-person Summit will facilitate an exchange of strategies, techniques, and ideas to address access to education and completion for under-served students at our area institutions.   The Summit provides intentional dialogue with other professionals in higher education around critical issues facing our institution today and in the future. You will have the opportunity to gain insight on best practices and resources through workshops speakers that have demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining under-served student populations.

Who Should Attend?

The Summit is intended for those professionals serving in areas such as admissions, multicultural affairs, academic advising, academic support programs, student services or other areas that support enrollment functions.

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by Monday, September 2, 2022. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $100.00 and is non-refundable. Questions, please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

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FUTURE PROGRAMS

Career Pathway in Becoming a Chief Diversity Officer from a Student Affairs Background

August 2022

Institute Summary: To meet the needs of increasingly diverse campuses many institutions have developed executive positions to guide their diversity, equity and inclusion agendas (Williams 2020). In many instances, these individuals and their units represent diversity efforts and carry formal administrative titles like executive director, vice provost, vice chancellor, associate provost, vice president, assistant provost, dean, or special assistant to the president, representing functions like multicultural, international, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Chief Diversity Officers, sometimes known as CDOs, are responsible for cultivating work or learning environments that encourage and support diversity, equity, and inclusion work. This often includes developing and incorporating inclusion initiatives, such as organizational-wide diversity strategic planning, cultural and environmental planning, facilitate staff recruitment training and strategic wide campus multicultural events, compliance work and Title IX initiatives.

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.

Program Abstract: This session 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.

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00 and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

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Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

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

September 2022

Goal Statement

The goal of the Allies in Action; A Student Affairs Approach to Equity & Inclusion is to provide white student affairs allies with an experience in which they can walk away with tools to help them develop a strategic approach that are purposeful and intentional in helping to foster and support an equitable and inclusive campus environment. Allies in Action is open to people of all races and ethnicities, with an intentional focus on the work white student affairs administrators can do, both individually and structurally to create and sustain campus environments that are inclusive and equitable.

Demographics-Target Audience

This professional development model will target white student affairs allies.

Learning Outcomes

Allies in Action 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 garner “tools” for their own professional development that encourage and create inclusive experiences for their communities specific to student affair services.  Through this initiative, white campus community members and other ally participants will develop a deeper capacity to:

  • Foster and guide brave space conversations that address how white allies can engage in action focused practices that address and move forward campus environments that foster the progression of equitable and inclusive work.
  • Ability to explore, understand and examine the historical, structural, and systemic foundations and constructs of race and ethnicity and their relationship to the impact this has on present-day events, processes, practices, and experiences on college campuses.
  • Provide tools that can create equitable lens to help analyze and revise current policies, practices, and programs to create more inclusive programs, services, outcomes, and campus culture.
  • Discussion on how to interrupt values and biases and to take effective action within their professional areas that address fostering and creating inclusive environments.

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00 and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

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Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

PATHWAY TO A VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS INSTITUTE

October 2022

Institute Goal: The goal of the Pathway to a VPSA Institute will be to provide professional development and networking opportunities for invited student affairs staff using formal and informal instruction as a pathway to a Senior Vice President of Student Affairs position. This two-day institute will allow participants to focus on the required tools and skill sets needed to navigate a career trajectory into VPSA position.

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 from key areas such as advancement, board relations, and governance. The following core competencies will be addressed:

  • personal and ethical decision making
  • understanding the cultural context of the institution and the role of the Vice President of Student Affairs in regard to equity and inclusion work
  • organizational design including development of high performing teams and demonstrating academic leadership.
  • governance and governing boards
  • fundraising scope and the role of the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • financial management
  • risk management, and the broad compliance landscape of higher education
  • strategic planning, metrics, and assessments with a focus on institutional sustainability

Target Participants

Associate/Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs or Dean level. Must be a direct report to a current Vice President of Student Affairs

Institute Outcomes

Discuss and share trends, issues, and best practices that are relevant to addressing the issue of hesitancy for African American students and community members vaccinating to address the pandemic

Discuss experiences, ideas and strategies between participants in the Town Hall with ways to address community participation in vaccination processes and resources also discussing issues of responsibility and accountability that institution have to addressing this issue.

Identify and share more intentional strategies from recommendations and resource provided through local, state, regional and national governmental agencies, and organizations.

Who Should Attend?

The VPSA Institute is intended for those professionals serving as Associate/Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean or Executive Directors. NOTE: You must be a direct report to a current Senior Student Affairs Officer.

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

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Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

Black Graduate Student Affairs Experience

November 2022

Program Goal: The goal of the Black Graduate Student Affairs Experience will provide professional development and networking opportunities for Black and African American graduate students with tools and skill sets needed to navigate issues that are specific to their career trajectory in student affairs and equity and inclusion.

Program Outcomes       

  • Discuss and share trends, issues, and best practices that are relevant to issues in which graduate students face in exploring career pathways. 
  • 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 encounter and the resources for professional staff, esepciall around equity and inclusion work and for career advancement.

Program Core Competencies

The Black Graduate Student Affairs Experience will provide participants with a curriculum that focus on career development and instruction from seasoned leaders, search firm professionals, and other designated presenters. The following core competencies will be addressed:

  • personal and ethical decision making
  • understanding the cultural context of the graduate student experience and the critical role that Student Affairs have in progressing these positions.
  • organizational design including development of high performing individuals and demonstrating personal, professional and academic leadership.

Target Participants

Black and African American Graduate Student Affairs administrators.

Program Date & Location:

April 7, 2022  

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00 and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

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Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

SYMPOSIUM FOR BLACK WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

DATE COMING SOON

Symposium Goal

Program Goal: The goal of the Symposium for Black Women in Higher Education 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 Student Affairs professionals that are navigating their personal and professional career trajectory

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

Register for this event here

Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

SUMMIT FOR BLACK MEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

DATE COMING SOON

Goal Statement

The goal of the Summit for Black Men in Higher Education will provide professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for senior, mid-level, intermediate and new professional Black men in higher education with a focus on 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 

Demographics-Target Audience

Black men in Higher Education with a focus on Student Affairs.

The Summit for Black Men in Higher Education Format

The format of the Summit for Black men in Higher Education 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 Summit will provide participants with an assessment of their goals and a personal professional plan for their career.

Registration Information

Because the number of participants is limited you must register by the identified date. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is $45.00and is non-refundable. Once you register you will receive more instruction to complete your registration. 

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Questions please contact Robert N. Page Jr., by email at rpage@thelegacygrouponline.com

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