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

The Gathering” Summit for Black Professionals in Higher Education

Thursday, February 24, 2022

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

Summit for Black Women in Higher Education

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Summit 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 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 Summit for Black Women 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.

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.

Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-summit-for-black-women-in-higher-education-tickets-211842254887

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

UPCOMING 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 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.