Friday, June 28 ∙ Pre-Conference: Connecting with Today’s College Student

This pre-conference session will explore Generation Z and enrollment trends that impact our membership. Learn more about effective marketing and engagement tools to connect with our youngest generation of Sigma sisters.

Two concurrent sessions will be offered for each of the following audiences:

  • Collegians
  • Alumnae Chapters

Saturday, June 29 ∙ Session 1 – Part One: Embracing Diverse Experiences

The entire Convention body will gather for a report on the Initiative for Inclusive Excellence. Participants will learn about the results of the climate survey and our inclusion strategy as we continue to strive for a sisterhood experience that is reflective of the diversity of our members.

Speakers

Dr. Timothy Fair

Dr. Timothy Fair currently serves as Auburn University’s Chief of Staff for Inclusion and Diversity and Special Assistant for Operations & Strategic Initiatives. He is a scholar with a broad understanding of the challenges that currently face higher education institutions, with particular expertise in the area of academic success and persistence strategies for men of color. In his current role at Auburn University, he works in tandem with the Vice President & Associate Provost to provide a high touch experience around matters of inclusive excellence for faculty, staff and students. Prior to his arrival at Auburn, he served as an Assistant Dean of Students at Cornell University. While in this role, he was responsible for leading and supervising the work of the Multicultural Greek community.

Dr. Fair started his professional career as the Assistant Director of Diversity within the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University. While at MSU, he provided strategic thought leadership to institutional efforts related to multicultural learning, understanding, communication and the continued improvement of a welcoming institutional climate.

A native of Wisconsin, he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and a master’s and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University, both in Public Policy & administration.

Ada Wilson

Ada Wilson is a native of Boone, North Carolina and a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Journalism, ’06, Law, ’09).

Wilson currently serves as assistant vice president for access and inclusive excellence at Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity.  In her role, Wilson designs and implements signature programs for prospective middle and high school students and current Auburn students; supervises staff responsible for executing recruitment programs and building community for Auburn students; facilitates access to high-impact educational opportunities for underrepresented students; monitors campus climate and provides opportunities for student engagement; and works to establish a campus culture where students can bring their whole selves to the institution. Wilson has long been passionate about access and inclusive excellence. Prior to her role at Auburn, she worked as director of Inclusive Student Excellence at UNC’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

In 2017, Wilson combined her passions for law and diversity by founding Wilmor Works, LLC with fellow UNC alumnus, Michael Morrison ’16. Wilmor Works aims to educate and empower clients to actively contribute to societal transformation by first analyzing their personal attributes in a global context. Through Wilmor Works, Ada has had the opportunity to work with UNC School of Law, Red Hat, Inc, the NC Association of Defense Attorneys and more.

Michael Glenn Morrison II

Michael is a partner at WilMor Works, LLC, a consulting firm that provides consultative implicit bias and cultural competency trainings and workshops for organizations across the country. Michael is also third-year J.D. candidate at The Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama. Before entering law school, Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained a B.A. in Public Relations with a double minor in History and PPE (philosophy, politics, and economics). While attending UNC, Michael worked with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for three years as the Programs and Facilities Coordinator.

Michael specializes in examining implicit bias, and its impact on legal constructs, the judicial system, employee-employer relationships, and organizational functioning. His expertise provides clients with space to activate motivated awareness and cultivate their capacity to develop sensitive policies that foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Saturday, June 29 ∙ Session 1 – Part Two: Embracing Diverse Experiences

Following the presentation of the Initiative for Inclusive Excellence, participants will break into smaller cohorts to further explore the committee study results and recommendations. Each group will develop skills for their leadership toolkit and learn how to apply education and resources to enhance their membership experience and the experience of those they influence.

Three concurrent session will be offered for each of the following audiences:

  • All Collegians
  • Alumnae
  • National Volunteers

Speakers

Dr. Timothy Fair

Dr. Timothy Fair currently serves as Auburn University’s Chief of Staff for Inclusion and Diversity and Special Assistant for Operations & Strategic Initiatives. He is a scholar with a broad understanding of the challenges that currently face higher education institutions, with particular expertise in the area of academic success and persistence strategies for men of color. In his current role at Auburn University, he works in tandem with the Vice President & Associate Provost to provide a high touch experience around matters of inclusive excellence for faculty, staff and students. Prior to his arrival at Auburn, he served as an Assistant Dean of Students at Cornell University. While in this role, he was responsible for leading and supervising the work of the Multicultural Greek community.

Dr. Fair started his professional career as the Assistant Director of Diversity within the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University. While at MSU, he provided strategic thought leadership to institutional efforts related to multicultural learning, understanding, communication and the continued improvement of a welcoming institutional climate.

A native of Wisconsin, he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and a master’s and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University, both in Public Policy & administration.

Ada Wilson

Ada Wilson is a native of Boone, North Carolina and a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Journalism, ’06, Law, ’09).

Wilson currently serves as assistant vice president for access and inclusive excellence at Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity.  In her role, Wilson designs and implements signature programs for prospective middle and high school students and current Auburn students; supervises staff responsible for executing recruitment programs and building community for Auburn students; facilitates access to high-impact educational opportunities for underrepresented students; monitors campus climate and provides opportunities for student engagement; and works to establish a campus culture where students can bring their whole selves to the institution. Wilson has long been passionate about access and inclusive excellence. Prior to her role at Auburn, she worked as director of Inclusive Student Excellence at UNC’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

In 2017, Wilson combined her passions for law and diversity by founding Wilmor Works, LLC with fellow UNC alumnus, Michael Morrison ’16. Wilmor Works aims to educate and empower clients to actively contribute to societal transformation by first analyzing their personal attributes in a global context. Through Wilmor Works, Ada has had the opportunity to work with UNC School of Law, Red Hat, Inc, the NC Association of Defense Attorneys and more.

Michael Glenn Morrison II

Michael is a partner at WilMor Works, LLC, a consulting firm that provides consultative implicit bias and cultural competency trainings and workshops for organizations across the country. Michael is also third-year J.D. candidate at The Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama. Before entering law school, Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained a B.A. in Public Relations with a double minor in History and PPE (philosophy, politics, and economics). While attending UNC, Michael worked with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for three years as the Programs and Facilities Coordinator.

Michael specializes in examining implicit bias, and its impact on legal constructs, the judicial system, employee-employer relationships, and organizational functioning. His expertise provides clients with space to activate motivated awareness and cultivate their capacity to develop sensitive policies that foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Monday , July 1 ∙ Session 2: Communicating with Character

Conflict doesn’t have to mean discomfort. This session will prepare participants to navigate the inevitable with character and confidence. Learn how to practice effective communication while creating expectations for resolving conflict within and outside of the sorority.

Four concurrent session will be offered for each of the following audiences:

  • Collegiate Chapter Presidents
  • Other Collegiate Delegates
  • Alumnae
  • National Volunteers

Monday , July 1 ∙ Session 3: Prioritizing Wellness

We are responsible for ourselves and our sisters. This session will explore the experiences of our collegiate members and societal trends related to wellness. Participants will learn and practice techniques for prioritizing personal wellness and will develop strategies for supporting their sisters to do the same.

Four concurrent session will be offered for each of the following audiences:

  • Collegiate Chapter Presidents
  • Other Collegiate Delegates
  • Alumnae
  • National Volunteers