Inside UNC Kenan-Flagler: Diversity Weekend
November 12 & 13, 2022 | Chapel Hill, NC
"During Diversity Day, I fell in love with the beautiful campus, and Chapel Hill was the community I was looking for. UNC Kenan-Flagler is collaborative, and everyone here genuinely wanted to help me achieve my aims.”
|9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Check-in & Continental Breakfast|
|9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Welcome & Keynote Address
Saravanan Kesavan, Assistant Dean of Full-Time MBA program & Professor of Operations and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar
Keynote Speaker: Lance Bennett (he/him), MLT MBA Prep Coach & Founder of L.E.B. Partners
At L.E.B. Partners, we strongly believe that engagement, especially across difference, is critical in building inclusive and equitable environments. This interactive workshop helps participants do just that! We will explore group memberships (privileged/power and marginalized/underrepresented), and the dynamic of being an individual while belonging to groups. We’ll explore this from the lens of leadership, as prospective business school students are looking to build/expand. I'll also share some practical and tactical ways for each participant to make a positive impact on inclusivity and equity.
|11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.||Session Breakout – Choose One
Guest speakers will share their experiences navigating careers as businesswomen and discuss the importance of advocacy and mentorship in the workplace.
Global Perspectives in Business Careers
In our increasingly global world, embodying a diverse perspective provides you with keen advantages in developing your network, leading others, and developing cultural competence in business. In this session, join the Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) team to learn more about the impact of embracing global perspectives as you navigate your career.
|12:30 p.m. – 2:00 pm.||Lunch
Join us for lunch and a session with the Career & Leadership team. You’ll gain insight on UNC Kenan-Flagler's employer recruiting efforts and hear from second-year MBA students. Students will share how diversity, inclusion, and belonging have been an integral part of their MBA career journey from summer internship searches to accepting full-time offers.
|2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Session Breakout – Choose One
Transitioning Military Experience to Business School Success
Hear from MBA alumni they share insight on their transition to the MBA program, including finding community and utilizing resources, and how their military experience prepared them for success in the program and beyond.
LGBTQ+ Corporate Climate Assessment
While the topic of inclusion in the workplace for the LGBTQ+ community has garnered more support over the years, there is still room for progress. In this session, we’ll explore how the workplace has evolved to be more inclusive, discuss current challenges and how you can be a part of the solution.
|3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Session Breakout – Choose One|
Promoting Wellness in an MBA Program
Holistic wellness and prioritizing mental health are critical to success in your professional and personal life. At times, it can become challenging to identify what areas of our wellness need some TLC. In this session, we will explore the dimensions of wellbeing, and how each contributes to us being our whole, and most balanced selves. Participants will have the opportunity to play Wellness Bingo and win a prize!
Pay Equity and Transparency
How much we get paid for the work we do is a very real indication of our value to society and to our company. These monetary decisions impact more than just us as individuals, altering things on a regional, societal, and global scale. In this session we’ll look at the existing system, analyzing the spaces and companies where we have influence and power, and practice making intentional decisions to course-correct and build systems that provide competitive, livable wages to all employees.
|4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Celebrating our Community: Exploring Personal Identity in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
The MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler reflects a rich, diverse community of students from across the U.S. and the world. During this interactive session, you will hear from student members of UNC Kenan-Flagler diversity clubs. Students will explore their personal identities in the context of race, ethnicity, and culture and how they have cultivated a community within the larger MBA community.
|5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
|5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.||Diversity Club Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with current MBA students to learn more about the campus community and student involvement at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
|9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Light Breakfast|
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Application Workshop|
|11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.||Closing Remarks|
|Post-event||Optional Self-Guided Campus Tour