An in-demand national speaker on diversity and leadership will deliver the second Excellence in Leadership Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on April 13 in the CUB Auditorium, WSU Pullman.
Georgina Dodge, associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Bucknell University and the university’s chief diversity officer, will speak about the “Impacts of Unconscious Bias on Effective Leadership” during her keynote address. She will discuss the effects of implicit bias on organizational leadership and point out how cognitive errors impede diversity and inclusion. She’ll also offer solutions to mitigate the effects of bias.
Dodge will vist the Pullman campus April 12 and 13. She will conduct leadership workshops for members of the president’s cabinet and student affairs staff and meet with members of the WSU Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) and students in addition to delivering her public lecture, which will be livestreamed.
The BFSA will present a leadership award to former WSU administrator Felicia Gaskins prior to Dr. Dodge’s keynote remarks.
The lecture series is sponsored by the BFSA and the Office of the President.
Series part of effort to strengthen culture of diversity and leadership
The lecture series is part of WSU President Kirk Schulz’s commitment to strengthening the culture of diversity and leadership at the university’s campuses system-wide. “We want to create not only a more diverse university, but a university that creates more leadership and career advancement opportunities for men and women of color,” he said. “One way to do that is by bringing outstanding leaders such as Georgina Dodge to campus to talk about their life and career journeys.”
RSVP for priority seating
Individuals and groups, including student clubs, may reserve priority seating online for the April 13 address. Admission is free of charge.
April 13, 12:15 p.m.
“Impacts of Unconscious Bias on Effective Leadership”
Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer