Planning a Diversity Training Program

When:  Dec 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Global HERC Community

This joint webinar of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) explores how to successfully plan a diversity training program. Speakers Jewell Winn, Ed.D., and Crystal Roberts, J.D., will discuss all stages of the planning process, including research, stakeholder engagement, delivery, and sustainability. This session is geared toward campuses who are building a new diversity training program or re-vamping an existing program, and participants will come away with a clear path toward an effective diversity training program.

Dr. Jewell Green Winn has over thirty-five years of experience in education. She provides leadership to the office of International Affairs at Tennessee State University as the Senior International Officer, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. Dr. Winn holds the Doctorate of Education, Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Her research interests include the intersection of diversity and international affairs, global strategies for minority serving institutions, cultural competence in theory and practice, and the acculturation of international students.  She has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters relative to diversity and internationalization efforts at HBCUs.  She is a member of Diversity Abroad, the Forum on Education Abroad, the Association of International Education Administrators, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, and other civic/social organizations. She also serves on the board for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the Tennessee Diversity Consortium, and Alignment Nashville.

Crystal R. Roberts, J.D., is committed to scholarship, sisterhood and service and believes her purpose is to unite with others committed to tenaciously fighting oppression. She currently works in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) as a Program Manager and Lead Diversity Trainer for the Unconscious Bias Campus Wide-Initiative. Over a three to five year period (2018-2022), Crystal and her team of 16 trainers will facilitate various interactive trainings on unconscious bias and its impact in the workplace for all OHSU employees. In order to mitigate its inequitable impact, the team offers training and post-training engagement resources to help participants understand that bias continues to provide the context for our interpersonal and institutional interactions and decision-making.


Crystal joined CDI from the OHSU Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Department (AAEO) where she served as a Civil Rights Investigator.  She worked with AAEO to safeguard access and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion--training and advising employees and management to comply with federal, state, and local equal employment laws, regulations and policies.  Prior to working at OHSU, Crystal served as an Equity & Compliance Consultant in the Portland State University Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion.


Crystal earned a Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Willamette University College of Liberal Arts and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University.


In her free time, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and friends who reflect the globe, both in culture and faith; serving on the Boards and Committees of service organizations; volunteering; capturing the beauty of nature in photographs; playing word games; and, delighting in various culinary creations.