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Friday Leadership Talk to discuss leadership within new CWU vision and mission

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The next First Friday Leadership Talk will focus on "Leading Within Our Vision and Mission."

Join Human Resources on Friday, March 3, for the next installment of the First Friday Leadership Talks series. The virtual forum is intended for leaders at all levels: CWU staff, faculty, and students.

"Leading Within Our Vision and Mission: Getting Started," hosted by Sigrid Davison and Dr. M. Eliatamby-O’Brien, will begin at 11 a.m. on Zoom. To reserve your space, visit MyCWU and click on the Learning Tab. Enter “First Friday” in the Search for Learning field and click on "Enroll." Please note: Registration closes at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 2.

Here's a brief overview of Friday's event:

Take a small step toward producing a learning community of belonging grounded in prevailing approaches in equity and meaningful inclusion. This conversation will address the appeal of deploying innovative equity-based methods to generate self-awareness and new relationships between you and your workplace, colleagues, and students. We’ll also help you brainstorm how you can take small practical actions and setting achievable equity-minded goals.

Whether you’re already taking action or unsure where to start with research-based racial justice, this session will offer new tactics for thinking creatively and acting courageously, and for leaders to integrate the equity focus of our new Vision and Mission into their work.

Meet the speakers:

  • Sigrid M. Davison provides strategic leadership and planning to promote and strengthen equity and belonging at Central Washington University. She has over 25 years of being a learner, educator and practitioner of education and leadership in social justice, inclusion, equity and belonging. Fabulous friendships have reintroduced Ms. Davison to painting, when not writing to complete her graduate work, she is painting.
  • Dr. M. Eliatamby-O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Global and Transnational Literatures at Central Washington University (Yakama Nation land) where they direct the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Their research focuses on global constructions of raciality, refugee narratives of gender and sexual minorities, and forced migration between minor sites of empire in the Pacific. Their activist work addresses approaches to making institutional and community settings more equitable through antiracist, transnational feminist, and anti-colonial frameworks, with an emphasis on QT2BIPOC experiences.

To learn more about Friday's Leadership Talk, email