National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning
The NCDRL Pre-Conference Diversity Training Sessions on Monday, May 6, were led by some of the top experts, educators, trainers, and leaders in their respective fields who have focused their research and professional careers on the understanding and development of best practices in the realms of diversity, equity and inclusion. The training will feature Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA, an internationally recognized expert in diversity and leadership development, the President of leading diversity and inclusion-focused consulting firm bhasin consulting inc., and the author of The Authenticity Principle: Resist Conformity, Embrace Differences, and Transform How You Live, Work, and Lead. Each registrant for the training will receive a certificate denoting their participation in and successful completion of Diversity Training for the day.
Directly following Monday's training sessions, those who registered had the option to take part in a Special Dinner with a distinguished keynote speaker. This provided attendees with the opportunity to continue discussions from their preceding sessions and network with their peers from across the region and nation.
Frank H. Wu, Esq. will serve as the closing keynote speaker for the NCDRL on Tuesday, May 7th. Wu is currently the Prosser Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor & Dean at the school, receiving unanimous early renewal after being voted the most influential law school dean in the nation. Professor Wu is dedicated to civic engagement and volunteer service. In April 2016, he was elected by the members of Committee of 100 as their Chair. The Committee of 100 is a non-profit membership organization working on twin missions of promoting good relations between the US and China and the civic engagement of Chinese Americans. Wu is the also author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.