Tuesday, April 30

7:30 am (Pre-convene)
Registration check-in

8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Program Areas, Associate Directors and Directors Meet

State Directors (Salon D)
Associate Directors (Missouri Boardroom)
Agriculture and Natural Resources (Salon H)
Community Vitality (Salon F)
Family and Consumer Sciences (Salon G)
4-H/Youth Development (meeting off-site)

Noon – 1:00 pm (Ambassador Room)

1:00 – 5:00 pm (Salon E)
“Creating a Culture of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Work”

Dr. Michael San Francisco
Dean, Honors College
Texas Tech University

Dr. Gregg Hadley
Director for Extension
Kansas State University

Ms. Trudy Rice
Community Vitality Program Leader Coordinator
Kansas State University

In this session, Dr. San Francisco, who has been successful in establishing a culture of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work at Texas Tech University, will help us to understand how to establish a culture that encourages and rewards interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work. Then, Ms. Rice and Dr. Hadley will lead us in a series of exercises designed to help each institution develop plans to instill a culture that promotes, supports, and rewards interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work at each of our institutions.

Wednesday, May 1

8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Ambassador Room)

Report Backs:
What can the NCCEA do from a regional perspective to help you foster a culture of I&T work at your institution and throughout the region?

“Toward Inclusive Excellence”

Kevin McDonald, J.D., Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity
MU Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer – UM System

Tara Warne-Griggs, Ph.D.
Senior Diversity Assessment and Research Management Consultant
University of Missouri

Astrid Villamil, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Professional Development
Senior Learning and Development Coordinator
University of Missouri

Inclusive Excellence is a framework to anchor and embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of any organization. It is a metric-driven approach that involves the utilization of an organization’s data to measure the effectiveness of their processes, programs and practices. Adopting and implementing Inclusive Excellence at the University of Missouri and within our local community has opened our collective imagination and created space for academic, administrative, and industries outside of higher education to make inclusion a priority in ways not previously envisioned.  This presentation will provide an overview of the Framework and engage attendees in the preliminary development of their own Inclusive Excellence Plan.Building a Culture that Fosters Greater Inclusiveness in Extension

12:00 p.m. – Buffet Lunch (grab and go box lunch available) – Ambassador Room


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