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2013 Diversity Leadership Symposium: Enriching our Cultural Competencies


The Diversity Leadership Symposium at The Ohio State University was created to provide an inter departmental professional development event in the area of inter‐cultural competence for higher education professionals and college students. It was designed with an emphasis on teaching real‐life, usable skills, and understanding for the purpose of creating welcoming and inclusive environments.


Objectives for the 2013 Symposium are to:

  • Identify and define what cultural competence is and how it can be used to foster or enhance leadership
  • Cultivate and practice the skills needed to develop a culturally competent environment.
  • Creating a safe space for authentic dialogue within, across, and between groups.

To learn more about the symposium, speakers, agenda and registration, please visit our website at:

If you are interested in attending this event and need an accommodation, please contact Kathy Lechman, (614) 247‐7176 or


When: April 12, 2013 from 8:00am– 4:00pm

Where: The Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4‐H Center

Cost: FREE to students, $45 registration fee for faculty and staff!

(Registration includes continental breakfast , lunch and afternoon snack)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Livermore, president and partner, Cultural Intelligence Center


Brought to you in partnership with: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; OSU Extension; Multicultural Center Office of Student Life; College of Nursing; College of Optometry; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; OSU Human Resources; College of Pharmacy; College of Public Health; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion; Center for International Poverty Solutions; Office of Student Life; Ohio Union Student Activities; with special support from the CFAES Department of Communication and Technology.

Apr 12, 2013, 8:00am - 4:00pm