Being a Diversity Advocate in the Hiring Process
Dr. Jerel Benton, University of Wisconsin-Superior
All too often, initial conversations about diversity and excellence frame these two categories as oppositional—as though one must sacrifice diversity to achieve excellence or compromise excellence in diversity. An alternate view point is that diversity is a central component of excellence; one cannot achieve excellence with also incorporating diversity.
This session will help participants understand the importance of diversity in the search process, identify strategies one might utilize to increase the diversity within search pools, and discuss the role of unconscious bias in the search process.