Inclusive Leadership Intensive for Graduate Students

Jan 10, 2022, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Online Event


Event Description
The Inclusive Leadership program is hosted by the GradFUTURES and Access, Diversity, and Inclusion teams of the Graduate School. The program was launched in fall 2020 in response to President Eisgruber’s call to action with the primary goal of preparing graduate students with inclusive leadership skills as a way to combat systemic racism. Leaders with this skillset can help build and sustain inclusive cultures at every level within our institutions, organizations, and communities. Inclusive leadership training is both critical for individual leadership development and essential for building a collective movement to support lasting structural change. If you were interested in the program but weren't able to attend due to time constraints during the academic year, we encourage you to attend this Inclusive Leadership Intensive for a full-day version of the Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort program normally offered over several sessions during the semester. To hear from graduate students who have participated in the past, please read this University homepage article:….

What to expect:
Intensive workshop (meets on a single day from 10am - 5pm EST, 7 total hours of meeting time)

Meet the facilitator:

Jordan S. West, Ph.D. (she, her, and hers) is the Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at The George Washington University in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement in the Office of the Provost. Prior to serving in this capacity, Dr. West was the Inaugural Director of University Diversity & Inclusion Programs at GW. In her capacity, Dr. West is responsible for creating and implementing educational opportunities across the institution that inform people, policies, and practices, in order to continue shifting the campus towards a more positive and just climate. Dr. West also has a faculty appointment in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at GW, and teaches courses on Black Feminist Theory.

Dr. West identifies as a scholar activist and is a formally trained social justice educator and facilitator. Prior to joining GW, Dr. West was the Inaugural Senior Diversity & Inclusion Training Specialist at Princeton University where she created an 18-month Certificate Program called the Inclusion & Diversity Certificate Program (I&DCP) for cohorts of staff and faculty, in addition to leading, designing, and facilitating several opportunities for various departments across the campus. Before joining Princeton, Dr. West worked in the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University and directed a dialogue program entitled Conversations About Race & Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.). Dr. West’s professional experience in higher education also includes working at institutions such as the University of California Berkeley and The Pennsylvania State University, and in areas such as Residence Life, Greek Life, Multicultural Affairs, Admissions, Athletics, and more.

On a national level, Dr. West serves as a consultant to institutions of higher education and organizations to develop and facilitate pedagogy that engages students, faculty, staff, members, and senior administrators in meaningful, critical, and urgent conversations about identity, systems of power, privilege, and oppression, and our individual and collective roles in taking action to disrupt inequitable structures. Dr. West is also a Research Associate and Qualitative Specialist with Rankin & Associates Consulting, where she works with institutions of higher education across the United States to conduct campus climate assessments, and has been with the company since 2010. Dr. West is actively involved with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), where she serve as an Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board member, Past Chair for the Pan African Network (PAN), and the former Assembly Coordinator for Coalitions & Networks for the Association’s Governing Board.

Dr. West completed her PhD in Cultural Foundations of Education and received her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women and Gender Studies, both at Syracuse University. Dr. West earned her Master’s degree in College Student Affairs – with an emphasis on social justice in higher education at The Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park.

Dr. West’s experience and continued research interests focus on campus climate, narrative and storytelling as a method, and how People of Color and individuals from historically marginalized identities work towards liberation while in higher education through the lens of Black Feminist Theory and Critical Race Theory.

Dr. West was the lead facilitator for the GradFUTURES Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort sponsored by the Graduate School in fall 2021.

Eva Kubu is the inaugural Associate Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development and Director of GradFUTURES®, a campus-wide initiative led by the Graduate School to ensure that professional development is an intrinsic and transformative part of graduate education at Princeton. She leads the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated model of professional development to engage all graduate students and prepare them with the skills and competencies needed for career success across all fields of endeavor.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact the workshop or event facilitator at least 3 working days prior to the event.

Please note: The Inclusive Leadership Learning Intensive will include content and conversations about race in the U.S. context -- and diversity of all forms. The goal of the program is to provide the most inclusive, positive, productive, and meaningful learning experience for all. We endeavor to do this with expert facilitators and speakers who will introduce us to various frameworks, concepts, and case studies from academia and industry—along with the opportunity for personal reflection, sharing, and synthesis based on each of our individual experiences. While some may not always agree with some of the frameworks, concepts, topics, and opinions expressed -- participants must always be in respectful dialogue with the facilitator and each other. All program participants have different experiences and unique perspectives to share—and these are all valued and respected. The format of this online program offers structured interactions and discussions among participants and the facilitator. When prompted by the facilitator, participants will engage in small group and paired break-out sessions, reflection activities, posting of questions or comments in the chat, and/or using the raise hand feature for Q&A. During these and all interactions, participants must adhere to the principles and community standards expressed in Princeton University’s Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities ( to promote respectful dialogue and an inclusive learning environment.


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.