The Higher Education Consultants Association
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Institute
DEI Registrants can access the recordings and document archive HERE.
In alignment with the mission of the Higher Education Consultants Association, The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is charged with providing members with knowledge, research, and tools needed to support HECA's belief that all students should have an equal opportunity to succeed.
To that end, HECA is pleased to announce a new offering, centered around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The DEI Institute offers participants vocabulary, information, insights, and guidance to expand their understanding as well as strategies for structuring their professional practices in more equitable ways. IECs will have the opportunity to engage in learning, thinking, and discussion about their roles in combating systemic racism and providing skillful counseling for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Below are the dates and topics of each session. Participants who complete the institute will earn Professional Development Points (PDPs) for membership renewal and be acknowledged at the Annual HECA Conference for their continued work toward equity and access.
Please mark these dates on your calendar and use the register button below to sign up!
Debbie Lum, Sophia Wu, Ian Wang, Julie Xie, Ph.D
Brenda Gerhardt, DEI committee member and Lena Brooks
At Lowell High School, a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student population, fiercely competitive seniors share the dreams, and the stresses, of getting into a top university. The director of the film, Debbie Lum, will join us!
Nola Healy Lynch, DEI committee member; Peggy Jenkins, Palouse Pathways and co-founder of NACAC Rural and Small Town Special Interest Group; and Lorenzo Gamboa, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach, Santa Clara University Office of Undergraduate Admission
Students from rural areas and small towns arrive on campus with unique strengths and needs. Learn more about this traditionally underrepresented population, how we as advisers can support them, and what steps colleges are taking to include them. Contribute your own stories through interactive breakouts.
Jerry Daniels, DEI committee member and Secily Wilson, Best Selling Author, Award Winning Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist
Almost all colleges and universities claim to be committed to supporting students from diverse backgrounds. How can we identify colleges that are truly making an impact for students on campus in the diversity, equity, and inclusion spaces, and what can we learn from them?
Lynne Mooney Teta, HECA DEI Committee
In response to member feedback on the fall survey, we are convening a group of students to share their varied experiences at colleges across the country. What do they want us to know as we work with the next classes of students? How can their experiences inform our work in supporting students of all backgrounds?
Alexander Morris-Wood, Dean of Admissions, Transition Programs, & Strategic Outreach, Beacon College
Annie Tulkin, Author, Speaker and Founder & Director, Accessible College
The complexity of student learning profiles is growing, as is their identification. Join us for a session where we will learn more about how to guide our neurodiverse students to colleges with appropriate support programs and services.
Scott S. Garbini (He, Him, His), Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for HECA
Students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community present a range of opportunities for authentic campus diversity and equity initiatives. We will expand our understanding of the diversity of students in this community, and how to support them through the college search process.
We hope you will join us for these opportunities for professional development to
make your practice more equitable and accessible for all students!
Fee for entire DEI Institute:
HECA members - $150
Non-profit representatives - $199
Non-members - $249
For questions on The DEI Institute, please contact Scott S. Garbini at firstname.lastname@example.org