Professional Enrichment Day 2020
Part 2 - Friday, November 13, 2020
The overarching goal for Professional Enrichment Day 2020 is:
To explicitly engage with the principles of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Wellness to realize everyone's personal and professional potential, in service to the community and our common mission.
Systemic racism and social injustices exist in our community. We invite you to acknowledge and transform these injustices by broadening and deepening your own habits of the mind, heart, and hands. We must open our minds to understand each other’s perspectives. With our hearts, share empathy and compassion for one another. With our hands, engage in intentional practices to build the respectful, inclusive community in which everyone feels safe, welcome, and supported. Only by strengthening our solidarity as a community of staff and faculty can we most effectively deliver the transformative learning experiences to the students we serve.
Building on the foundations already in place at Samuel Merritt University and on the collective commitment we made in Professional Enrichment Day (PED) Part 1, PED Part 2 will facilitate a deeper exploration of systemic racism and its impact our university’s mission. To support our work, a keynote address and Q&A session will be delivered by Brooke Gregory, Vice President of Pacific Educational Group and an expert in the Courageous Conversation™ Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation. In addition, SMU’s DEI Task Force will present the revised DEI Strategic Plan. You will have an opportunity to connect, reflect, and dialogue with other members of the SMU community in breakout sessions. A range of wellness practices will be introduced and infused throughout the event to support our work.
Please join us for this important work.
About the Keynote Speaker
Brooke Gregory is the Vice President of Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a consulting firm committed to forging racial equity through using the Courageous Conversation™ Protocol to understand and discuss race explicitly. Brooke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, leader, and mentor. She recently retired from her position as the Chief of Strategic Initiatives for Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) in Colorado where her leadership helped to initiate, deepen, and sustain the systemic racial equity work that continues to be a cornerstone in CCSD today. Since joining PEG in 2019, Brooke works primarily with the higher education and corporate teams.
Brooke completed undergraduate work in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduate studies in education at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Continuing Education Units
The PED Planning Committee is pleased to offer CEUs to nursing and occupational therapy professionals. If you wish to receive CEUs for attendance at PED Part 2, please complete the “sign in” and “sign out” surveys for your respective professions. Your certificates will be emailed to you within 4 weeks after the event.
- The Nursing sign in and sign out links and evaluation have expired. Contact your program chair for assistance with this.
- The OT sign in and sign out links have expired. Contact your program chair for assistance with this.
For your portfolio, please refer to the overarching goal statement provided above. Specific learning objectives are provided below:
- Articulate why DE&I and Wellness are important for realizing potential, both personally and within the SMU community
- Identify strategies to initiate conversations about and the practice of DEI and Wellness
- Create two personal goals that embody DEI and/or Wellness principles in order to nurture a healthier SMU community
Digital copies of Courageous Conversations About Race, Second Edition, are available to the SMU community courtesy of the SMU library.
Recording of the Event
We realize that some of you have schedule conflicts that preclude you from attending. To make this professional enrichment day accessible to all, we will record the event except for selected breakout sessions. Recordings can be accessed post-event on this webpage.
The following activities were recorded:
- Welcome Address
- Wellness Practice, Update from BeWell SMU, SMU’s Revised DEI Strategic Plan
- Breakout Session "Integrating Culturally Responsive Design"
- Breakout Session "Gender Inclusive Clinical Practices and Lessons Learned in the HSSC"
- Closing and Wrap-up, Our Community’s Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations, Closing Announcements, Wellness Practice
Scroll down to the activity and click "See Recording". Sign in required (use SMU login).
|Time / Activity Recordings||Activity|
09:00 - 09:10
|Welcome by President Ching-Hua Wang|
09:10 - 09:15
|Wellness Practice by Paulina Van|
09:15 - 10:15
Keynote: Racial Equity in Higher Education
This keynote will offer guidance to apply and deepen intra and inter-racial dialogue, and to align personal, professional and organization racial equity priorities in safe and authentic ways. Brooke Gregory will share insights gained from her extensive experience as a leader and consultant addressing racial inequity in education. This session will include a Q&A with the speaker.
10:15 - 10:25
10:25 - 11:00
|11:00 - 11:10||Break|
11:10 - 11:55
|Introduction to Concurrent Breakout Sessions by all facilitators|
|Session Not Recorded|
Unpacking Our Keynote: Racial Equity in Higher Education
|Session Not Recorded|
Restorative Practices 2.0: Moving from Implementation to Integration
Facilitator: Marcus Penn
|Session Not Recorded|
Reflections through Creative Expression
Facilitator: Uzo Nwankpa
Integrating Culturally Responsive Design
Facilitators: Rhea Kimpo, Elba Rios
Gender Inclusive Clinical Practices and Lessons Learned in the HSSC
Facilitators: Ajitha Nair, Lauren O’Niell, Anglyn Sasser, Rachel True
|11:55 - 12:05||Break|
12:05 - 12:30
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