ADEA Climate Study Strategic Capacity Building Workshop

ADEA Climate Study Strategic Capacity Building Workshop

The ADEA Climate Study Strategic Capacity Building Workshop will provide representatives from participating U.S. and Canadian schools and programs with tools and resources that will assist them with using the ADEA climate study results, key findings and other related data to foster a humanistic environment in oral health education. This workshop will support schools and programs with developing strategic action plans and/or initiatives tailored to meet their needs based on their campus-level data findings. By participating in the ADEA Strategic Capacity Building Workshop, ADEA stakeholders will be able to access plug-and-play editable templates and resources and ultimately develop draft strategic plans to share with their respective dental schools and allied dental education programs. 

Please Note: This event is scheduled from 12:00-4:00 PM EDT, will include breakout discussions and does not offer continuing education (CE) credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify best practices, accountability measures, and metrics throughout oral health education, the academic health professions, post-secondary education, and other institutions that support a humanistic, safe, and welcoming environment.
  • Discuss contemporary challenges, both internally and externally, that hinder the furtherance of creating and sustaining a humanistic environment in the academic oral health professions. 
  • Explore Train the Trainer models and best practices for preparing faculty, students, and administrators across their campus to assist in developing strategic action plans that support a humanistic environment.
  • Build a network and collaborate with a community of like-minded change agents working to advance humanistic programming across oral health education.
  • Develop one to two measurable goals using campus-level Climate Study data to align with one’s school or program specific strategic actions plans.

Antonio Cortes, Ph.D.

Managing Director, EDIJ

NonProfit HR

Antonio L. Cortes, Ph.D., is an Industrial/Organizational and Business Psychologist with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. In his current role, he provides strategic and operational leadership to the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice (EDIJ) practice area. Areas of support include Organizational Equity Assessments to uncover oversights in operations which lead to inequities, strategy development to solve unique organizational issues in the EDIJ space, global application of EDIJ concepts for multinational organizations and training on topics such as Building a Business Case for EDIJ, Implicit (unconscious) Bias, Microaggressions and Systems Theory Application to Workforce Development.

Antonio Cortes is an employee of Nonprofit HR

Rachael Forester, Ed.D.

Senior Consultant, EDIJ

NonProfit HR

Rachael has been doing equity work in higher education for over a decade. Most recently, Rachael served as the Associate Director of the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement at UNC Charlotte, where she also obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education, focusing on racial equity. As a critical whiteness scholar, Rachael’s research includes understanding and deconstructing whiteness to promote racial equity. In 2020, Rachael started a free, international White accountability group to assist White people in doing critical self-work as change agents for racial equity and to assist organizations in creating transformative equity practice to shift policies, practices, procedures and culture. She also serves on a multi-university research team exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ identified students’ experiences within STEM and has published on the topics of activism, LGBTQ+ experiences and race. 

Rachael Forester is a consultant with Nonprofit HR.

Millie Gonzalez

Consultant, EDIJ

NonProfit HR

Millie Gonzalez provides subject matter expert advice, insight and strategic direction to clients. She oversees and contributes to client engagements, manages projects to completion, and designs and facilitates DEI training solutions and assessment services to stakeholders.

Millie Gonzalez is a consultant with Nonprofit HR.

Steven Krzanowski, M.A.

Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NonProfit HR

Throughout Mr. Krzanowski's career in the higher education and nonprofit sectors, he has developed and executed diversity, equity and inclusion programs and strategies. In his current role, he works with industry leaders as a thought partner to uncover inequities in organizational systems, address gaps in knowledge and skills, and develop intentional, data-driven, actionable outcomes to advance EDIJ initiatives.

Steven Krzanowski is a consultant with Nonprofit HR.


ADEA Climate Study Strategic Capacity Building Workshop
09/29/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  240 minutes
09/29/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  240 minutes