The twelfth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop will be held on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. This event is open to members of the university community at no charge.
This year’s featured speaker will be Wayne Robinson, a member of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors and recipient of the university’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Robinson is the chief diversity practice leader with Wyndham Mills International, a global leader in placing talented executives. He works with some of the leading and largest corporations in the nation on diversity, talent identification, recruiting, and on-boarding, and has been the architect of numerous strategic partnerships designed to expand and diversify corporate talent pools while creating mutual benefits for corporations and universities. A member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame and an ACC Basketball Legend, Robinson’s record of service to the university community includes membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and chairing both the Multicultural Alumni Advisory Board and the Virginia Tech Foundation Board.
This year’s workshop will include a series of “lightening talks” highlighting current diversity initiatives across campus. Afternoon breakout sessions will engage participants in discussions of how to build on existing diversity programs and support the development of new initiatives within the framework of inclusive excellence.
Participants are invited to display posters describing diversity activities on campus. To display a poster, register for the workshop and indicate the poster title.