Due it high interest, a second free workshop for faculty and staff is now available for Dr. Derek Greenfield’s “Innovative “Innovative Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Diverse Student Populations” Feb. 7 at Southeast Missouri State University.
Greenfield, a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change, will present at 8- 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to noon in the University Center Redhawks Room.
Registration is required by visiting app.semo.edu/genl/registration/homepage.asp.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Department of Athletics.
The interactive workshop will delve into issues related to diversity and inclusion, motivation, team building, student development and innovative pedagogy. Greenfield will provide strategies to assist participants in reaching today’s diverse millennials.
Greenfield spent more than 20 years as a college professor and administrator, most recently serving as the chief diversity officer at Alcorn State University. Under his leadership, Alcorn became the only HBCU and only school in Mississippi to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award twice from Insight Into Diversity magazine and was named the “leader” among HBCUs for diversity in a Huffington Post feature article.
He is the author of “The Answer is in Your Hands” and co-editor of the recently released academic book “Exploring Issues of Diversity Within HBCUs.” Greenfield earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from Northwestern University; a doctoral degree from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in education from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.
He co-founded the Higher Education Leadership Foundation, which endeavors to build leadership capacities among aspiring college administrators. It has been featured at a range of conferences, companies and colleges, including McDonald’s Corporation, NCAA, International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Hilton Hotels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas-Austin, University of Michigan Athletics, National Black Student Leadership Development Conference, National Dropout Prevention Conference, Progress Energy, and the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.