The inaugural Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Virginia Inclusion Summit will take place on January 25, 2019 at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Parham Road Campus.

About The Virginia Inclusion Summit

The Virginia Inclusion Summit will bring together higher education students and administrators, workplace professionals, and government employees for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. The program will include dynamic keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions, along with opportunities to network across sectors. Attendees will be able to participate in tracks in their peer group and have opportunities to work across cohorts to come up with innovative solutions to challenges they face. The Virginia Inclusion Summit will focus on current events and identify best practices to help institutions across Virginia become more equitable and inclusive.

8:00-8:30 am

  • Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Directional Information

8:30-9:45 am

  • Welcome & Greetings
  • Opening Plenary Workshop
    Facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

9:55-10:55 am

  • Workshop Session 1
    (see Workshops below for options & tracks)

11:05-12:05 pm

  • Workshop Session 2
    (see Workshops below for options & tracks)

12:15-1:45 pm

1:55-2:55 pm

  • Workshop Session 3
    (see Workshops below for options & tracks)

3:05-4:05 pm

  • Workshop Session 4
    (see Workshops below for options & tracks)

4:15-5:00 pm

  • Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to choose up to 4 workshops to attend at the conference. While tracks have been created, attendees are free to attend whatever sessions they prefer. 

Track 1: Business & Government Professionals

  • Women in Today’s Workplace: Strategies for Success
  • Navigating Difficult Dialogues in the Current Political Climate
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Best Practices for Human Resources Professionals
  • Enhancing the Conversation: Including Age as a Part of your Inclusion Strategy

Track 2: Student Sessions

  • Developing Your Leadership Skills in an Increasingly Multicultural Society
  • LGBTQ & Finding Your Voice on A College Campus
  • Kinky, Curly, Straight: The Politics of our Hair Discussion/Learning session
  • Understanding the Intersectionality of Spirituality & Race

Track 3: Student Affairs Professionals:

  • Strategic Planning for the LGBTQ Community on Your Campus: Best Practices
  • Train the Trainer: Leading Dialogues on Campus Related to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Muslim, Arab, South Asian and Sikh Students: Providing Support and Creating Safe Spaces
  • Leading Multicultural Centers at PWI’s: Strategies for Success

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin

Dr. Michael Fowlin, better known as Mykee, is no stranger to the stage. He has been formally acting since age 11, but started creating voices (via prank calling) at age 9. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri, and in the fall of 2001, he attained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Oddly enough, he suffers from delusions of grandeur, for, while performing, he is convinced that every audience member is his patient.

His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity trainings, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars.

He hopes that all audience members will leave his performance with that wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences.

Visit his Website

Thank you to the Virginia Inclusion Summit Supporters:





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Cost to attend:

$125 ($50 for college/university students)

To register:  

  • By check or invoice: contact Katie Hathaway at VCIC to make arrangements to pay via check (a link will be provided at that time to register online)
  • By credit card: Use the form below or visit our registration site Note: all fees are passed on to registrant. Receipts are sent to the email address used when registering.
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