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Pre-Conference Institutes

Pre-Conference Institutes are an optional day of NCORE programming, comprised of 7 to 10 clock-hours of content - providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore a topic in-depth. When registering, choose ONE session to attend the entire day on Tuesday, May 30th. Some institutes continue the morning of Wednesday, May 31st.   

Photo above: Music Box Village is a vibrant artist-made community in the Faubourg Marigny/Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans. Photo by Zack Smith provided courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. 


Important Details:

  • You will earn one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) by attending a Pre-Conference Institute. The CEU will be made available to you after the conference. It will be the discretion of your professional organization or association whether they accept the CEU for credit. 
  • Sessions have limited seating capacities and may fill at any time.
  • You may change your session if a seat is available. Click the modification link in your registration confirmation to change your session.


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Session Titles

Undoing Racism/Community Organizing Workshop Appetizer

Designing and Assessing Social Justice Education Workshops

Dismantling Racism and White Supremacy: Tools & Strategies to Lead White Accountability Groups

Avoid Being Gone in a Hot Minute: The Making of Centriarchical Decolonized WoC/Women Stealth Leaders

Aspire Women of Color Administrative Leadership Institute

After Five: The University of Michigan's Stratgetic Plan for Diversity

Developing, Implementing, Incentivizing, and Assessing Institution-Wide Diversity and Social Justice

Redefining the Role of the Strong Black Woman: Balancing Healing, Rest and Resistance

Beginning Your Native American Student Affairs Professionals Career

Developing an Engaged Pedagogy using the Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool

Intersectionality Theory and Practice: Tenets, Tensions, and Take Away Strategies

A Pathway to Empowerment and Racial Freedom 

Supporting Asian American Students: Crafting the Narrative 

How Black Leaders Can Reconsider Their Loyalties to the Plantation of Higher Education

Intersectional Interventions: Supporting Queer and Trans Students of Color

The Fundamentals of Social Justice Education

Using a Theory of Change Methodology to Develop a Transformational, Campus-wide Diversity Plan

Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): From Latinx-Enrolling to Latinx-Serving

A Whole New World...Teaching Tools and Strategies for International Students 

Coming Undone: Addressing and transforming embodied whiteness in the service of racial justice work

Dismantling the 'U.S. versus International' Dichotomy: Creating Synergy between International Ed an

NCORE: Mid-Level Manager Institute: Preparing for Personal and Professional Development

Strategies to Support Students Targeted by White Supremacist Networks and Structures

Confronting White Supremacist Culture in the Workplace for Asian Americans 

Engaging Institutional Resistance