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CEO Action conversations continue with Oct. 29 event
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s CEO Action Conversation series continues with a discussion between Chancellor Ronnie Green and Marco Barker, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.
The CEO Action event on Oct. 29, from noon to 1 p.m., caps a week of opportunities hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Huskers to learn more about the university’s continuing work toward greater racial equity and inclusion. The week kicks off with the first NCLUDE session of the academic year at 11 a.m. Oct. 27, followed by the annual State of Diversity held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Those interested in taking part in the CEO Action discussion, which will be held virtually, can register now.
The CEO Action conversation series is an extension of the university’s continued participation in CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the largest CEO- and president-driven initiative of its kind in the United States. The initiative calls for a specific set of actions that participating organizations will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcome and employees feel empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion.
Green signed the CEO Action commitment in 2018, making the University of Nebraska–Lincoln the first institution of higher learning in the state to join the movement.
Future CEO Action events are planned for March and April 2022.
Registration is still available for the first fall NCLUDE session on Oct. 27 and the State of Diversity on Oct. 28.
NCLUDE — Nebraska Community of Learners — Understanding Diversity through Education — will have a panel discussion on Executive Memorandum No. 40, the University of Nebraska system’s new policy on chosen names and gender identity.
NCLUDE began during the 2020-21 academic year and is open to anyone who wants to learn through conversation. The meetings are held quarterly.
The third annual State of Diversity will provide the campus community with critical diversity updates, highlight the achievements and successes of inclusive excellence at Nebraska, and feature a panel of nationally recognized diversity experts and leaders.