Better Together: Striving for Inclusive and Connected Advising in a Transforming Landscape
May 21, 2021 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
REGISTRATION | Now Open!
The 2021 Virtual MIACADA Conference Co-Chairs are exited to "welcome" you! Registration for this year's conference is $20 an you must be an active (paid) MIACADA member to register. Become a member here!
Registration closes May 20, 2021.
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Over the past year, the advising landscape has transformed due to the ongoing pandemic. At the same time, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has culminated to a critical tipping point. This conference aims to address issues of DEI in the context of the ever-changing advising environment. We will explore best practices, innovative solutions, and new outlooks in our profession all for the betterment of our students. Proposals are encouraged, but are not limited, to include at least one of the following topics:
Proposals most closely aligned with these topics will be given preference. Plan for a 50-minute session. Presenters must register for the conference and be a current MIACADA member.
Proposal submission deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021. Submissions will need to provide:
*Presenters are expected to be subject matter experts.
John Parker-Der Boghossian is a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert working in higher education and health and human services. As the former Chief Diversity Officer of Saint Paul College, and Equity and Inclusion Education Manager for Rainbow Health Initiative, John has worked with three of the five biggest health systems in the state of Minnesota. He creates diversity training’s, assesses organizations for equity and inclusion efforts, and recommends policies to advance an organization’s equity and inclusion goals. An in-demand public speaker, John has presented at health and education conferences throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota on topics including: implicit bias, health equity, Intersectionality, LGBTQ health, and intercultural competence. He is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, the premier assessment tool used internationally to assess and develop intercultural competence. He is a commissioner on the St. Paul/Ramsey County Food & Nutrition Commission. He serves as Vice-President of the Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota and also serves on the board of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute. He holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Minnesota.