Organizational Management Summit (OMS) is an event for leaders of student groups across campus. This year, OMS will be held virtually via Zoom on April 1st from 6-8pm. Our Speaker, Ebone Bell, will be speaking about how to promote diversity and inclusion in student organizations without being tokenizing. There will be an activity after the speaker to help participants engage in discussion and critical thinking for how to create some actionable steps within their specific student group. If you are looking to improve diversity and inclusion within your student group this is an event for you!
As a result of attending this program, students will learn:
- The foundational definition of diversity
How to accomplish increasing diversity within your groups/members/guests/etc.
The difference between having good intentions vs. being intentional
5 strategies to reach your diversity goal
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
As this event will be virtual, the expectations are a bit different. Business casual is not required but is encouraged. We will encourage you to put your pronouns and your name as you like to be called as your Zoom name. We also ask that you keep your camera on if you feel comfortable, but please keep your mic off when not speaking.
6:00 PM – 6:10 PM
Hear from the SCSB team about what this summit is all about.
6:10 PM – 7:35 PM
Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, LGBTQ issues, media, and activism. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine and Tagg Communication LLC. After seeing a lack of LGBTQ women represented in local publications, she decided to start a magazine and website to tell stories, provide resources, and create events. In 2018, Eboné founded the Tagg Scholarship Fund—a scholarship created specifically for young, queer, women of color who can’t afford to attend school. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as an “Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing Our World.”
In addition to running a successful business, she shares her knowledge and passion at conferences, festivals, schools, and similar events across the country. As a keynote speaker, Eboné is well known for her warm energy and transparency. She is not afraid to have tough conversations. She encourages students to discover how they show up in the world. Her humor makes her approachable to students on and off-stage. Her commitment to connection is what makes her a dynamic and unforgettable speaker.
*Biography from here
This keynote starts with defining the term diversity and what it means in regards to reaching your goal. In addition, Eboné shares ways to make sure your messaging is authentic as opposed to being a second thought. Through humor and experience, she also shares situations of being tokenized in various ways and how you can learn from it. This keynote pushes attendees to make sure they feel empowered around the subject matter. And, participants will share their own diversity goals while they work through the best ways to tackle it. Students will leave with tangible tools that they can implement today!
7:35 PM – 8:00 PM
Caitlyn LoMonte (she/her/hers) serves as the Assistant Director for Social Justice Programs for the Multicultural Student Center. Caitlyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida where she was a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the University of Florida providing resources, support, and outreach to first generation college students and high-risk high school students in the Gainesville, FL community before moving to Chicago, IL to pursue a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University. Caitlyn is passionate about social change, education, and empowerment.
*Biography from here
Caitlyn Lemonte will be leading an activity to help participants create actionable steps for change within their organizations.
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How it can help them
If you are looking to improve diversity and inclusion within your student group this is an event for you! This workshop will support your leadership growth and ability to create positive change within your student organizations.