Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Start Date: October 28 2016 - 10:00 AM

End Date: October 28 2016 - 12:00 PM

Audience: Faculty and Staff

Category: Faculty Development

Location: KHRCA


Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Dr. Lisa Newland

Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Newland

Creating Inclusivity: Dimensions of Dialogue in the Workplace


Inclusivity in the context of higher education presents with a range of challenges for its application to classroom and office environments. This training acknowledges the need to create space for discourse and dialogue on critical social issues. By taking a critical and reflective approach to the content, participants will gain a deeper understanding of practical strategies for engaging discourse and dialogue. Cultural humility, gracious space and workplace communication will serve as guiding principles for our collective learning process. The training environment provides a parallel process for the participants to observe and analyze communication patterns, provide feedback, practice listening skills and respond thoughtfully to the opinions of their colleagues.

Brief Bio

Lisa Zakiya Newland, Ph.D., LCSW-R is currently a Full Professor and the Chairperson of the Department of Social Work at Molloy College in Long Island. The content in her courses relates to social work practice, social justice and advocacy. Dr. Newland’s career was cultivated in Harlem, New York, where she practiced as a clinical social worker, community liaison, program developer and mental health clinic administrator. Dr. Newland is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Educate 2 Elevate Consultation Services, a NYS Certified Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise provides a range of clinical and consultation services,  making use of Dr. Newland’s strengths as a clinician, trainer and administrator. Dr. holds membership and leadership in several social work organizations including: Membership Committee Co-Chairperson, National Association of Black Social Workers; First Vice-President, NYS Social Work Education Association; and President, Nassau Suffolk Association of Black Social Workers. Dr. Newland has been recognized as a ‘thought leader’ in her field and is often sought for her insights and involvement with a range of program development and service delivery initiatives.


Contact Name: Josephine Pantaleo

Contact Email: JPantaleo@qcc.cuny.edu

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