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Faculty Development Friday – Improving the Culture for Black People by Understanding Fit, Unconscious Bias, and Inequity Regimes

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for the Adams School of Denistry’s Faculty Development Friday: “Improving the Culture for Black People by Understanding Fit, Unconscious Bias, and Inequity Regimes” on Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST.

Course Description

This seminar will discuss Blacks and the inequities ‘fit’ puts upon this group and the impact it as on keeping Black people from showing and bringing their excellence, creativity, experience, and authenticity to many work spaces.

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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the calibration sessions, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how we define diversity, equity, and inclusion and the differences
  • Discuss unconscious bias and how its impact an organization
  • Discuss organizational inequity regimes and practices



Tierney J. Bates, Ed.D, MBA has established himself as focused leader, speaker, fundraiser, networker, career coach and voice on equity, diversity, inclusion and justice! With 20 years in higher education, he has progressed from entry level to senior level administration providing leadership, vision, and responsibility for strategic initiatives and solutions in student services, diversity & inclusion, career services/workforce development, recruitment, and fundraising. He is currently at UNC Chapel Hill as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects & Interim Executive Director and has served in leadership roles at Virginia Union University, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, and Bowling Green State University.

He is also the founder and Chief Engagement Officer of The Bates Group LLc that is a premier boutique consulting and education agency, specializing in working with higher education, corporate industry, and nonprofits, the areas of focus include: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Training & Workshops, Diverse Talent Searches, Speakers Bureau, Fundraising Consulting for Identity-Based & Diversity fundraising needs.

Dr. Bates is from Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications with a minor in African-American History from the University of Akron, his Master of Arts in Higher -Education Administration from the University of Akron, and his MBA from Bryan College, and a Doctorate degree from Spalding University. Dr. Bates is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 100 Black Men of Triangle East and a Prince Hall Mason.


October 2, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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