Black Doctoral Network

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BDN Western Regional Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Times are listed in Pacific Standard Time


8:30am – 9:30am             Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation by J. Luke Wood, PhD

9:40am – 10:55am           Individual Research Presentations                                           

Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Black Students

Perceptions of Workplace Challenges and Advancement

Joy & Pain: The Exploration of Black Experiences

11:05am – 12:20pm        Individual Research Presentations   

Perceptions and Experiences that Impact Academic Achievement

Supports & Challenges to Address Issues in the Workplace

The Interaction of K-12 Leadership and Social Justice

12:20pm - 1:00pm          Break                                

1:00pm – 2:00pm        Research Poster Session

2:10pm – 2:55pm          Workshop Presentations 

Equity in the Workplace: The Importance of Mentorship for African American Professionals

Break Stigmas and Lead by Example: Promoting Mental Hygiene in the Black Community

Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey: Experiences of Women of Color in Doctoral Programs

The 360 Community Empowerment Model

3:05pm – 3:50pm             Workshop Presentations

The black leadership phenomenon: How to cultivate advancement opportunities for black women

Exploring Mentoring Strategies Needed to Increase Student Retention Rates and Decrease Dropout

Rates in a Higher Education Organization

The History of Resilience & Antifragility in the African American Community and What It Means for Today

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Student Success

4:000pm – 5:00pm             Workshop Presentations       

Black Hair Matters - Black Hair in the Workplace

The Homeplace Research Collective: A Critical Conversation on the Experiences of Black Graduate

Student Researchers Engaged in Anti-Oppression Work

SMART Digital Workshops: A Pilot of Digital Professional Development and Mentorship

“P.E.E.P.S” Addressing Parent and Community Involvement                                                    

6:00pm – 7:00pm             BDN Networking Social


*Schedule subject to change. Last updated March 20, 2021

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