NCA IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Participation: NCA IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Strategic Plan Task Force, National Communication Association, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15, 2021.

NCA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and seeks to address how the association can be responsive and transformative in this historical juncture when questions of justice and representation dominate both our national conversations as well as our professional and institutional inquires and actions. Following in the spirit of the recent renaming of the NCA Diversity Council as the IDEA Council, the commitment to create several NCA IDEA Awards for scholarship and institutional excellence, and other significant progress that NCA has made in changing key processes, the next step is to engage in the creation of a comprehensive IDEA – inclusion, diversity, equity, and access – strategic plan for NCA.

This call seeks volunteers to be members of this IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force. Additionally, any volunteers who are interested in co-chairing this Task Force also are welcome. To volunteer, please send an e-mail message explaining your interest in being on the Task Force and highlighting your experience in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access work in NCA or at your home institution. Please send your statement of interest and a CV to Roseann M. Mandziuk by January 15, 2021.

The IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force will be officially constituted and publicly announced by February 1, 2021. The Task Force’s charge will be to produce an IDEA Strategic Plan to be submitted to NCA’s Executive Committee by February 1, 2022.

Collaborative work among Task Force members to create the IDEA Strategic Plan will take place using video conferencing and other electronic means. The Task Force will meet at the 107th NCA Convention in Seattle in November 2021, and also will host a discussion forum at this Convention to gather member input and to share their work to that point. Pending approval by the NCA Executive Committee, the NCA IDEA Strategic Plan would be officially presented at our 108th Annual Convention in 2022 to the Legislative Assembly for adoption, after which the Task Force will be disbanded.

From Diversity to Wellbeing: The D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Approach (Webinar)

From Diversity to Wellbeing: The D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Approach, presented by Vincent Merk, sponsored by SIETAR Tri-State, November 19th at 11:00 am (EST).

In this presentation Vincent Merk will explain what Diversity & Inclusion means for practitioners, educators or researchers around the world. Starting from Diversity as a reality to actively co-create Inclusion, Belonging and, ultimately, Wellbeing to fully co-generate the best diverse, social and psychologically safe environment, where people can thrive and openly speak, question, act (and also make mistakes) and live a healthy life. To give a framework to this process, Vincent Merk identified 9 areas that need special attention when dealing with D&I. These 9 steps showcased are: D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Finally, Vincent will make recommendations that can serve as a framework for reflection or guidelines for actions to develop best practices daily, if relevant related to post Covid-19 turbulent times.

EIUC Global Campus Visual Contest: Diversity & Inclusion

Photo ContestThe Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the Global Campus Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world. It will be open from 1 March and will accept submissions through 4 May 2018.

The theme for 2018 is “Diversity and Inclusion”. Our societies are increasingly diverse in terms of values, beliefs not to mention characteristics like gender, sexual orientation, culture, language, and more. Evidence shows that by adopting and integrating inclusive practices and policies, and by managing them well, institutions and the people within them thrive. Through its official launch on the 1st March Zero Discrimination Day, the Global Campus Visual Contest would like to promote diversity and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity without discrimination.
NOTE: Remember that the Center for Intercultural Dialogue has also organized a video competition, asking for answers to the question, What does intercultural dialogue look like? Please participate in the EIUC event, but remember to participate in ours as well!
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