2019 NGLA Pre-Conference Academy for Culturally Based Organizations

NGLA is excited to announce a *new program* for the 2019 NGLA Annual Conference!

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“Do You See What I See?” A Critical Conversation with Dr. Don

Thursday, February 28 from 1:00pm - 7:00pm

“Great, I have a ‘seat at the table,’ what about my voice?” “That’s not how our process works!” Does this sound like you or members of your organization? In this inaugural pre-conference workshop, fraternity and sorority life members will learn how to identify, address, and resolve areas for growth in their respective organizations (e.g., recruitment, academics, burnout, collaboration, managing their orgs. and councils, leveraging resources). This workshop will address how to effectively and efficiently lead change management as Greek leaders from culturally-based organizations in today’s society. Attendees will learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion among Greek leaders and develop the necessary skills to manage diversity on their respective campuses, with a specific focus on the challenges and limitations of being a member of a culturally-based organization. Moreover, attendees will learn about organizational learning, focusing on engaging members from diverse backgrounds in order to foster inclusive excellence as leaders. Attendees will leave prepared to challenge the narrative of “we can’t” and replace it with “we will.”

This program is included in your registration cost as an undergraduate student. This program may also be attended with one day Thursday registration for $75.

To enroll, please sign up for the Pre-Conference Academy for Culturally Based Organizations during conference registration.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Presenter Biography

Dr. Don Trahan, Jr. is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), national certified counselor (NCC), approved clinical supervisor (ACS), professor of counseling, and international consultant. He is recognized as a global leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion change management, with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and professional industries.

As a research-driven practitioner, Dr. Trahan focuses his scholarly work on advocacy and culturally responsive leadership, which has led to the publication of several peer-reviewed articles, nationwide conference presentations, and international speaking engagements. His research and unique content delivery has enabled him to develop partnerships with organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the United States Department of Education, and the United States Department of Justice.

Dr. Trahan is a devoted advocate of social justice and educational equity, and he dedicates a significant amount of time to mentoring and community-based activities. Additionally, he is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Dr. Trahan holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, a M.A. in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of New Mexico, and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College.

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