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HERC Webinar: "The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process”

June 11

The Office of the Provost invites you to join us for this Webinar. Please also feel free to share with any interested staff in your office.

Webinar participants will learn about research-based methods that have proven to be effective in recruiting and selecting a diverse array of talent. Participants will walk you through this research-method and learn how to apply it to recruit and select the most diverse and capable talent available. In this webinar participants will:

  • Examine a proven process that ensures a rigorous, thorough, fair and successful search every time.
  • Get tips, techniques, and case studies to help committee chairs and committee members design selection instruments, create excellent interview questions, and select candidates with retention and cultural fit in mind.
  • Learn about policies, procedures and practices that can be implemented to improve the search process and increase the likelihood that your recruitment pools are more diverse.

Presenter: Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Services at the Virginia Community College System. Dr. Lee is a self-described HR evangelist and a leading authority on the search committee process. He is the author of numerous HR related articles and chapters, and three books, including Search Committees: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Searches and Performance Conversations: An Alternative to Appraisals. He recently completed the manuscript for his fourth book, tentatively titled Performance Questions: 7 Answers, 30 Minutes, Unlimited Results. Chris's first book, earned the 2001 Kathryn Hansen publication award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). He is the founder of the website, an online repository of hundreds of resources and training materials on the search process designed to train and empower search committees.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Jun 11 noon to 1 pm HERC Webinar: "The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process” Hall 121
Jul 16 noon to 1 pm HERC Webinar: "Demystifying the H-1B Visa Process: What Higher Education Supervisors Need to Know” Hall 121
Sep 3 9 am to 1:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Oct 2 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Oct 30 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Nov 20 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Dec 16 10:30 am to noon Faculty Meeting Hall
Feb 26, 2016 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Mar 18, 2016 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Apr 29, 2016 2:304:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
Past events
Date Event
May 23 9:30 am to noon Visiting Danish Scholars Introduce Grundtvig: Leading Light of the "Happy Danes” Room, Campus Center
May 21 45 pm Liberal Arts Search Representative (LASR) Training, Campus Center
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Faculty Meeting Hall
May 20 45:30 pm Russian Tea Beta Kappa Room Vickner Hall
May 18 6:307:30 pm Annual George Hall Lecture, "Liberal Arts, Religion, and a Life Well-Lived"'s Dining Room
May 14 910 am Provost's Listening Post Campus Center - Upper Level Tables
May 7 78:30 pm The Bible in Politics: Moral Compass or Conversation Stopper, by Paul D. Hanson '61 127
2:303:30 pm Fulbright Faculty Opportunities Information Meeting's Conference Room
May 5 6:307:30 pm Religion Department Senior Seminar Poster Session Crowns Room
May 4 10:3011:30 am Liberal Arts Search Representative (LASR) Training, Campus Center