Upcoming events

    • February 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • March 05, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • March 06, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Description of the Workshop:

    Embark on a transformative journey in this engaging workshop led by Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire. Imagine delving into the closely guarded secrets of search committees, gaining not just knowledge but the tools to surpass expectations in higher education interviews. Marlynn warmly invites you to join this immersive experience, where career advancement is not just a possibility but a tangible outcome. Elevate your interview game, secure that coveted position, and set the stage for success. Seize this golden opportunity to unlock the doors to your professional future!

    Intended Audience:

    Graduate students, Professional students, Industry Professionals, and Others

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner, Intermediate

    Presenter Bios:

    Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire is a 30-year veteran in higher education administration. Holding an JD degree from the University of Miami, Marlynn spent 17 years as an Adjunct Professor, specializing in teaching sports administration courses.

    Beyond the classroom, she crafted impactful training programs covering NCAA compliance, Title IX Compliance and Conducting Legal Faculty and Staff Searches. Marlynn's dedication to shaping the career landscape is evident in her dynamic and interactive approach to fostering a comprehensive understanding of the job search process.

    As the founder of Career Skills Architect, Marlynn shares the trade secrets she learned from working with hundreds of higher education search committee to help you to decode the excel in every interview you encounter.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided via email, after you sign up, to everyone who registers for this event .

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • March 12, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • March 13, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Description of the Workshop:

    Attendees will learn about innovative counseling center structures, practices, and programs designed to meet the diverse needs of Black populations, including group interventions, embedded or department liaison models, and creative outreach initiatives such as collaborative community partnerships. This workshop also explores how religion intersects mental health, examining the many ways that religious beliefs impact mental health in the Black and African American population. Attendees will explore methods for removing barriers to mental health care and open the doors for more Black and African Americans in need to receive critical services. This workshop will equip attendees with applicable knowledge to bring forward-thinking solutions to the populations they serve. 

    Intended Audience:

    Professional students and Faculty

    Intended Experience Level:

    Intermediate and Advanced

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Charise Breeden-Balaam, LSW, has a distinguished career in social work and higher education administration, with experience in mental health facilities, human services agencies, and state government. A writer, educator, and public speaker, she addresses food insecurity and socio-economic issues affecting historically marginalized student populations. Dr. Charise holds a doctorate in Community College Leadership, a Master of Social Work, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. As a first-generation African-American student, she empathizes with and seeks solutions for the unique challenges faced by this population.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided via email, after you sign up, to everyone who registers for this event .

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • March 19, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • March 20, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Description of the Workshop:

    The workshop’s purpose is twofold:

    To equip participants with the resilience-building tools to practice self-affirmation by recognizing their identity attributes such as race, nationality, language, and culture as the capital, providing sources of well-being and strength instead of a burden.

    To address the dynamics of racial microaggressions by identifying non-defensive communication and self-empowerment strategies that are research and context-based.

    The facilitator will demonstrate how self-empowerment strategies can enable participants to flourish as professionals. Participants will customize the self-affirmation worksheets for resilience-building and goal-setting.


    Intended Audience:

    Graduate students, Professional students, Faculty and Industry Professionals

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner

    Presenter Bios:

    Emrakeb is an Ethiopian seventh-year Ph.D. candidate in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Oregon, USA where she is a part-time Graduate Employee (Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant/Admin for Graduate Studies with families. She earned all her higher learning education abroad, with two Master's degrees in Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa, and Politics & International Relations from Pondicherry University, India. She was a media lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia for seven years before coming to Eugene in September 2017. Emrakeb was a journalist/editor in the Ethiopian media and the African continent. She was the editor-in-chief of The Sub-Saharan Informer, a regional daily newspaper, and designated editor of the Highway Africa News Agency (HANA) in South Africa. She is also a media activist who has worked for press freedom and women and girls' rights in Africa. She co-founded and was president of the Ethiopian Media Women's Association (EMWA) and the Secretary-General of the African Editors Forum (TAEF). Emrakeb's research interests include health communication campaigns, development communication, political communication, global and international communication, and identity formation of marginalized groups such as women, unemployed youth, audience survey of legacy, and new media. Her dissertation project evaluates the the-15-year of "No Woman Should Die Giving Life '' Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) Campaign: A Case Study of Ethiopia's Reaching MDG4 and its probable application to Global South communities in Global North. Emrakeb is married and a mother of two boys aged 16 and 14.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided via email, after you sign up, to everyone who registers for this event .

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • March 26, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register


    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • March 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register


    Description of the Workshop:

    Listen, as a student within the classroom, the expectation is to memorize what is being taught, pass the exams and then elevate to the next level. How often are we taught what leadership and management is or how they are applied to our professional endeavor of choice? Additionally, being unaware of S.E.L.F., which stands for Standing to Elevate while Leveling your Field, can hinder you within your professional status or growth. This workshop will help audience members recognize their season's location, which can establish a better perspective regarding their leadership style and managerial approach.

    Intended Audience:

    Undergraduate students, Graduate students and Professional students

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner and Intermediate

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Simone Taylor, is currently a Student Affairs Professional and made the professional switch from the corporate realm to education. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management, a Master’s in Educational Leadership, and a doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Dr. Taylor’s dissertation topic focused on the ‘Resilience of Black Female Leaders in Higher Education and Racial Microaggression’. Her passion is mentorship, leadership, student development, professional development, and branding based on S.E.L.F. Awareness. Dr. Taylor’s motto is Read, Retain, and Educate, as every individual has the opportunity to be a student, to be a teacher, and to share knowledgeable information with others. Dr. Taylor has presented on the following topics: Branding, Time-Management, Self-Development, Conflict Resolution, Restorative Justice, Emotional Intelligence, Microaggression (debunking the Tropes of Black Women); Black History Content, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI). Dr. Taylor is currently located in the north eastern region of the United States.

    Dr. Taylor firmly believes that our purpose can impact others with great intention, and she will continue with her motto to “Read, Retain, and Educate” others within any given capacity. 

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided via email, after you sign up, to everyone who registers for this event .

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • April 20, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
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    Join Us at the BDN Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles – Empowering Change through Research and Community Engagement!

    The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is thrilled to announce the return of our Western Regional Conference, slated for April 20, 2024, in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Loyola Marymount University, this year's conference theme, Applying Research and Transforming Communities, promises a day of enriching discussions and groundbreaking insights.

    Why Attend?

    • Interdisciplinary Approach: The BDN Western Regional Conference stands out as an interdisciplinary nexus, uniting academics and professionals from diverse fields including social and health sciences, STEAM, business, education, and humanities. This unique blend of perspectives fosters a dynamic environment for cross-pollination of ideas.
    • Community and Scholarly Impact: Central to the conference is the exploration of ways to engage and empower communities. Participants will delve into the development of research, policies, and practices that are not just innovative but also transformative, paving new paths for future generations.
    • Networking and Collaboration: Attendees will have the unparalleled opportunity to network with a wide array of scholars and professionals. This platform is not just about sharing knowledge; it’s about building lasting connections that transcend disciplines and geographies.

    Registration Details:

    • Affordable Access: We are committed to making this conference accessible. Registration prices range from $90 to $165, offering various options to accommodate different needs.
    • Inclusive and Empowering: At the heart of BDN is the mission to lead the next generation of Black scholars to unprecedented heights. Our conference is more than just an event; it's a movement towards encouraging intellectual curiosity, transformative research, and building bridges between scholars, disciplines, and the wider community.

    Your Takeaway: Participating in the BDN Western Regional Conference means being part of a conversation that not only informs but also inspires. It's about being at the forefront of change, where your voice and research contribute to a larger narrative of community empowerment and academic excellence.

    Don't Miss Out: Mark your calendars for this transformative experience. Join us in Los Angeles to be part of a community that’s reshaping the future through research and action. Register now and be ready to engage, challenge, and be inspired!

    Conference Information:
    The BDN Western Regional Conference welcomes scholars to come together to create  a space of intellectual exchange and develop collaborations. We are excited to host this year's conference at:

    Loyola Marymount University

    1 LMU Drive

    Los Angeles, CA 90045 


    Registration & Membership Information: 

    REGISTER TODAY! We offer member and non-member pricing so JOIN TODAY before registering to get the member discount! All registration types include breakfast and lunch during the conference.

     Registration Type General Registration
     Undergraduate Student $90
    Graduate Student $125
    Member $140
     Non-Member $165


    Refund Policy: 

    No refunds will be granted starting April 1, 2024.

    Parking information: 

    Visitors will welcome to park in the University Hall parking garage. Parking is free on the weekends on the LMU campus. To view the campus map, click here

    Hotel Information:

    The Black Doctoral Network invites our conference guests to use hotels with which LMU has a longstanding relationship. Inclusion on this list does not imply the University's recommendation. Guests are encouraged to book with Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX North or Sonesta LAX hotels. Both offer 24/7 LAX Airport shuttle service. To learn about these or other hotel options, click here.

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    For questions, email contact@blackphdnetwork.com or ​830-255-7437 x506

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