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IDE Summit

Leveraging the Power of Inclusivity logo

December 13-14, 2017
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

IDE Summit is an annual series of workshops that equip and empower faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to drive success by leveraging the power of inclusivity. Our mission is to create a diverse professional development experience that supports the growth and retention of Dartmouth's greatest asset, its people.

Diversity and inclusion are sometimes only thought of in the context of adding different people or perspectives to an existing group. While this is true, diversity and inclusion work expands beyond this thought to having people and organizations develop cultural competence.

The following definitions of cultural competence have been widely used in the diversity and inclusion world:

"Cultural competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency or among professionals and enable that system, agency or those professionals to work effectively in cross cultural situations" (Cross et al. 1989, cited in NCCC 2006).

"Cultural competence requires that organizations have clearly defined, congruent set of values and principles, and demonstrate behaviors, attitudes, policies, structures, and practices that enable them to work effectively cross-culturally" (NCCC 2006).

IDE  Summit will bring the principles of cultural competence into traditional business development topics to help support Dartmouth in becoming a more diverse and inclusive community.

Conference Goals

Participants will be able to develop the following through a lens of cultural competence:

  • Develop individual and team brand
  • Utilize technology and manage data
  • Understand team dynamics
  • Develop and manage talent 

Call for Workshops

We invite colleagues from across campus to submit workshop proposals for the 2017 IDE Summit. We are looking for interactive workshops that support the Summit's mission, utilizing cultural competence principles to engage participants around one of our three focus areas: brand development, technology and data, team dynamics and talent development. Proposals are due Monday, October 9

Examples of presentation topics:

  • Brand Development
    • Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Development
    • Developing Credibility in Your Field
    • Culture Drives Your Office Brand
    • Developing Your Brand Strategy
    • Elevator Pitch and Storytelling
  • Technology and Data
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Performance Management Dashboard
    • Universal Design for Learning and Technology
    • How to Manage Remote Working
    • Framework for Data Collection and Analysis
  • Team Dynamics and Talent Development
    • Intercultural Conflict Style
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Promotions
    • Building an Inspiring Culture
    • Your View vs. The Teams View
    • Leadership vs. Ownership
    • Learning How to Manage Your Own Talent

If selected as a presenter, IDE will provide:

  • Coaching sessions with IDE team to support embedding cultural competence principles within workshop
  • Professional photo of your presentation
  • LinkedIn recommendation

You can submit workshop proposals using this form. Please contact with any questions. 

Summit Registration

Registration for the summit will open in late October. Below is a tentative schedule:

schedule of summit  

Cross, T., Bazron, B., Dennis, K., Issacs, M., 1989, Towards a culturally competent system of care Volume 1, Washington DC: Georgetown University Child Development Centre, CASSP Technical Assistance Center.

National Centre for Cultural Competence(NCCC), 2006, Conceptual Frameworks/Models, Guiding Values and Principles, Washington DC, Georgetown University Child Development Centre.

Last Updated: 10/31/17