Creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is an ongoing effort that requires intentionality, interdepartmental collaboration, and an openness to learning, growth, and feedback. And while it isn’t easy, it is critical work for organizations who want to achieve their goals and facilitate stronger communities.
That’s why we invited Dr. Crystal Newby, Ed.D., Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), to join Michael Hoffman, CEO of Gather Voices, for a 1-hour webinar to dive deep into creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. They discussed:
Michael Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Gather Voices, a technology company that automates the creation, management and publishing of video content. He is also the founder of See3 Communications, a digital marketing agency in Chicago and founder of the DoGooder Video Awards which honors the best social cause video on YouTube each year. Hoffman teaches marketing at the University of Chicago and is an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer who is a trusted advisor to association leaders on engagement strategy.
Dr. Crystal E. Newby is the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) where she has served for nearly eight years, most recently as the Senior Associate Director of Education and Training. Dr. Newby’s responsibilities include overseeing NACAC’s premiere DEI conference, Guiding the Way to Inclusion, as well as the brand new Antiracist Education Institute. Prior to joining NACAC, she worked in college admission offices at the University of Scranton (PA), Montclair State University (NJ), and Bloomsburg University (PA). Her educational credentials include a BA and MA from the University of Scranton and an EdD from Johns Hopkins University (MD).