The Virginia Inclusion Summit will take place on November 16, 2020.

About the Virginia Inclusion Summit

The Virginia Inclusion Summit will bring together workplace professionals, government employees, and higher education students and administrators for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting. The program will include a dynamic keynote speaker and interactive breakout sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore current events and learn about best practices to help institutions across Virginia become more equitable and inclusive.

8:30-9:35 am

  • Welcome & Greetings
  • Opening Plenary Workshop
    Facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
9:50am – 11:05 am
  • Workshop Session 1  (Choice of 2 workshops)
    • Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education
    • Leading Change
11:20am – 12:35 pm
  • Workshop Session 2  (Choice of 2 workshops)
    • Effectively Engaging with the Community
    • Creating a Sense of Belonging in Corporate America

12:35pm – 1:15 pm

  • Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00 pm
  • Keynote
    Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi
2:15pm – 3:30 pm
  • Workshop Session 3  (Choice of 2 workshops)
    • Inclusive Coaching and Employee Engagement
    • Marketing to Diverse Audiences
3:45pm – 5:00 pm
  • Workshop Session 4  (Choice of 2 workshops)
    • Values-Based Leadership
    • Leading Strong & Effective ERGs

The 2020 conference will be held virtually.

Registered attendees will receive information on how to attend the conference shortly prior to the date.

Khyati Y. Joshi is a public intellectual whose social science research and community connections inform policy-makers, educators, and everyday people about race, religion, and immigration in 21st century America.

Her most recent book is White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020). She is the author and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2016), one of the most widely-used books by diversity practitioners and social justice scholars alike. Her other works include New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Rutgers U. Press, 2006); Envisioning Religion, Race, and Asian Americans (University of Hawaii Press, 2020) and Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (U. of Illinois Press, 2013), both as co-editor; and numerous book chapters and articles. She has lectured around the world, including at the White House; to policy-makers at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); and for scholarly and popular audiences in Denmark, India, Lebanon, and across the United States.

She consults on equity and inclusion for schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses; she has provided professional development to educators across the U.S., and continuing education programs for lawyers and judges. As a Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Joshi received the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship. She was a consultant for the Pew Research Forum’s groundbreaking 2015 survey on Asian Americans and Religion, and is a founder and board member of Jersey Promise and co-author of its groundbreaking report on Asian Americans in New Jersey.

Professor Joshi earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is a graduate of Emory University and the Candler School of Theology, and pursued post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Often contacted by journalists, Prof. Joshi has appeared on television and radio such as C-Span, Voice of America, and PRI’s The World, and has been quoted in numerous publications in the U.S. and abroad, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Timesof India, and The Record.

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Thank you to the 2020 Virginia Inclusion Summit Sponsors



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Cost to attend:

$150 ($60 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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