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    Upcoming Events Foundations of Inclusive Excellence: Engagement Across Diverse Personnel(SOCT)

    Date: May 21, 2024, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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    Learn practical tips as HR Professional to improve, learn, and grow.

    SHRM recertification Credits APPROVED!

    Benefits to the Audience:

    • Learn the definitions, breadth, and scope of “inclusive excellence,” diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

    • Build skills in the areas of developing diversity competencies and understanding and managing biased microaggressions.

    • Understand the nexus between DEIB principles and how competency in these areas positively impacts engagement across various identities.

    Key takeaways

    • Refined understanding of DEIB, including its relevance in HR and broader society.

    • Practical steps to developing diversity competencies.

    • Understanding of microaggressions and ways to avoid them.

    • How can inclusive and equitable engagement influence performance and workplace morale?

    • How do you handle a situation where you don’t understand someone else’s lived experience?

    • How do you response to making a mistake related to DEIB?


    About Our Speaker

    Maurice D. Nelson (he/him/his) is a proud native of historic Savannah, GA. He identifies as Black and Mexican, and his ethnicities and other identities have developed and continue to cultivate his purpose and passion for advocacy of underrepresented people.

    Mr. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Savannah State University, a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern, and he is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Valdosta State University. He has served as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs in the Georgia Southern University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

    Mr. Nelson has made significant contributions to Inclusive Excellence at the institutional and system-wide levels. Some brief highlights include: serving on the First and Second Year Experience Steering Committee and leading the course’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) curriculum development, facilitating Peer Mentoring and Social Belonging best practices workshops to senior leaders during the University System of Georgia’s Momentum Year Summit, facilitating DEI workshops for Georgia Southern’s President Leadership Development Institute, facilitating Courageous Conversations workshops, and he worked with Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Office to develop Georgia Southern’s inaugural Inclusive Excellence Action Plan. Mr. Nelson has served on the institution’s Student Success Committee, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), the Prevention of Men’s Violence against Women Champion Committee, the Student Affairs Collaborative Programming Work Team (co-chair), and he is a certified Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor and a Certified Diversity Executive. Additionally, he was a part of the historic and inaugural cohort of Inclusive Excellence fellows at Georgia Southern. Mr. Nelson has received many awards and acknowledgements, including Georgia Southern University Student Organization Advisor of the Year, National Pan-Hellenic Graduate Advisor of the Year, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Man of the Year and Area Director of the Year, and the Student Affairs 99% Perspiration Award that acknowledges a superior work ethic. He was also inducted into the 2021 Class of Georgia Southern’s Top 40 Alumni Under 40.