2011 DePaul University CAEA Conference – April 20

April 20, 2011 / 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
DePaul University Loop Campus
1 E. Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor Conference Center
Seating is limited, so request your invitation today!
Register Today!!!!!*

The Center to Advance Education for Adults invites you to the 2011 Conference: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in a Global World. The April 20, 2011 Conference will feature expert speakers from around the country, sharing their experiences, inspiring attendees and developing skills to optimize a diverse 21st century workforce.  

2011 Conference Speakers and Panelists

Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul University President
Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., CEO of R. Thomas Consulting & Training, Inc., and President of The American Institute for Managing Diversity
Mr. Andrés Tapia, President of Diversity Best Practices and Author, The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity
Mrs. Laura Hertzog, Director, EEO/Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Mrs. Pam McElvane, CEO of P & L Group, Ltd and Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine and Minority Executive Leadership Journal Online

General Consuls Panel moderated by Ambassador J. D. Bindenagel, Vice President for Community, Government and International Affairs, DePaul University with Mrs. Mukta D. Tomar, Consul General of India; Mr. Manuel Rodriguez-Arriaga, Consul General of Mexico; and Mr. Graham Paul, Consul General of France

Join us for exciting keynote speakers, experiential breakout sessions, book signings, networking with Chicago premier learning community and more!

Conference Fees are:
Non profit/higher ed=$185*
Student/In Transition=$125
Limited number of scholarships available. 

Don’t Miss Out!  Seating is limited, so Register Today!!!!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at caea@depaul.edu or 312-362-6508.

HR Certification Institute
Human Resource Practioners: HRCI credits applied for.

Breakout Session #1
Thanks to a partnership with Language and Culture Worldwide, conference participants will have the option to complete their own individual Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) profile and receive their results during a debrief workshop at the conference.  This tool will help you increase self-awareness, gain better insight for leading through global diversity and cultural differences and allow you to apply new insights within your current role and responsibilities.  The IDI profile will enhance self-knowledge and provide feedback about your orientations and approaches to cultural difference. The profile also helps to identify blind spots or gaps that may be impeding the development of more intercultural competence, and thus aid in the development of constructive action plans to close those gaps and fill in such cultural blind spots.  You may also apply the IDI profile to set personal development goals.  Intercultural competence is the capacity to generate perceptions and adapt behavior to cultural context. As one’s experience of cultural difference becomes more complex, one’s intercultural competence is enhanced.
Cost is $100 per person and there are a limited number of seats available.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THIS IDI is March 18, 2011.

You may register for the IDI at the same time you fill out your conference registration form. Register Today!!!!!

What is the IDI? The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a research instrument for guiding the development of one’s intercultural competence; quantifies the subjective ‘experience’ of cultural differences and is a snapshot of the developmental process involved in building intercultural competence over time. The IDI is a sophisticated assessment tool, developed using rigorous statistical protocols with over 5,000 respondents from a wide range of cultures. As a theory-based test, the IDI meets the standard scientific criteria for a valid and reliable psychometric instrument.  For more information about the IDI please visit: http://www.idiinventory.com/about.php

DePaul Faculty, Advisors and Mentors: You may use your professional development funds for both the conference registration and IDI assessment.
Higher Education Participants: Please share this information with your students and encourage them to take advantage of our Student Rates and limited scholarships.

More Breakout Sessions Coming Soon!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available
Sponsorship opportunities are available at every investment level and can be customized between your organization and the Center.  Opportunities begin at offering scholarships for the conference or become an exhibitor and include the opportunity to exclusively sponsor a session, a speaker, a closing reception and book signing, an exclusive pre-conference dinner at the Union League Club on April 19.  For more information, please contact:

Daphne Smith, Diversity Global Taskforce Co-Chair, dsmith87@depaul.edu (312) 362-6332
Jim Dauer, Development Director, jdauer@depaul.edu (312) 362-6374

This conference is sponsored by Sara Lee and Harris Bank and by the Mason Parson Family Foundation and Bertram L. Scott & Elizabeth A. Fender Distinguished Lecture Series
in collaboration with DePaul University School for New Learning, Office of Human Resources Staffing, and Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Music and Entertainment Career Fair 3/10/11

Event:  Music & Entertainment Career Fair
Date:  Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:  DePaul University Student Center – Lincoln Park Campus

Admission Fee:  FREE for DePaul Students and Alumni

Employers Confirmed (as of 3/9/11):

Adventure Stage Chicago
Cage and Aquarium
CBS Radio Chicago
Chicago Cabaret Project, LLC
Chicago Fringe Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival
Emmis Communications (WLUP & Q101)
Empty Bottle
Ford Models Inc
Groove Distribution
Jeff McClusky and Associates
League of Chicago Theatres
Lincoln Hall/Schubas
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Music Industry Workshop
Profiles Theatre
Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago
Ravinia Festival Association
Rock For Kids
Rockit Ranch Productions
Theatre Seven of Chicago
United Talent Coordinators
Victory Gardens Theatre