NAMEPA: Strategies for Diversity-focused professionals

Dear NAMEPA Family:

We are excited to announce a new pilot program: NAMEPA Webinars!

Starting this Wednesday at 1:30PM Eastern, we will host weekly webinars as a lead in to the NAMEPA National Conference, September 10-13, 2017 at Virginia Tech. 

The goal of this “lunch-bag” weekly series is to provide thought leadership on a number of topics where NAMEPA members can share best practices around a subject of mutual interest.  We are starting this pilot program as a weekly event before the national conference to get lessons learned to develop a fully developed monthly webinar series beginning in October.

So please help us develop this exciting new format by logging in every remaining Wednesday in August to talk about topics of interest to MEP Directors and other diversity-focused professionals.

You can Join the Meeting here when it is time (1:30 PM Eastern).

Meeting number (access code): 643 294 446
Meeting password: 8Qusreqp

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NAMEPA August Webinar Topics

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1:30 PM Eastern

Power of Metric Driven MEP Programs!
Virginia Booth Womack
Director, Minority Engineering Program, Purdue University
President, NAMEPA

Compelling programs are those that are properly assessed and driven by continuous improvement strategies. Knowing why a program works can help you communicate the value proposition to senior University decision makers as well as external funders. Log into this webinar to view examples of data based strategies that you can begin to implement as soon as Fall 2017!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
1:30 PM Eastern

How do you capture your data to measure the effectiveness of your MEP/Diversity program?
Darryl Dickerson, PhD
Associate Director, MEP, Purdue University
President-Elect, NAMEPA

We have two national funders who are potentially interested in helping NAMEPA develop the next generation of NAMEPA Counts. Log into this webinar to help launch the first phase of this project by reviewing and providing feedback on a sample data collection template that captures the work of MEP Directors. This data will drive strategic direction, inform best practices, and reveal improvement opportunities tied to URM student success.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
1:30 PM Eastern

Summer Bridge Programs
Sonia J. Garcia, PhD
Senior Director of Access and Inclusion, Texas A&M University
NAMEPA Thought Leader

As many of have just closed out our Bridge Programs, it is always helpful to learn about best practices to ensure we are in constant improvement for planning for next year. While the anecdotal data is still fresh, log into this webinar to share your stories about the highlights and lowlights of your camps, and to make global recommendations for best practices moving forward. This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Garcia, who will start off the session giving an overview of the results of the Texas A&M bridge program.