October 19, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Country Club of Sioux Falls

Understanding Diversity
This session unpacks the meaning of diversity, equity, & inclusion from a holistic approach. Participants will analyze cultural awareness, identify how diversity, equity, & inclusion influences daily interactions, and evaluate social responsibility. Additionally, participants will unpack bias and microaggressions while learning strategies for challenging bias in everyday life.

About Willette Capers
Willette A. Capers is the Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Augustana University. During her sixteen years in higher education, Willette has worked at a number of institutions, including PWIs, HSIs, and HBCUs. Willette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claflin University in English Literature and Theatre, a Master of Arts in English Literature from North Carolina Central University, and a Master of Science from Troy University in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. She is currently a Doctoral student at Northeastern University, where her research focuses on the impact of value for Black Women and their persistence rates in the field of Student Affairs. Capers, a certified Diversity Advocate and QA for the IDI Intercultural Development Inventory, have dedicated her career to D. E. I. work. She specializes in Critical Race Theory, Intercultural Development, Curriculum Development, Program Review, and Assessment.