Moving Your Unit Forward Following the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey: A Retreat for Academic and Administrative Leaders (Part 2)

This day-long retreat will bring together Duke’s school leadership teams, academic unit leaders, department chairs and leaders of administrative units to continue the collaborative work of improving local climates and creating equitable practices. This gathering will follow-up on leadership retreats held in early 2022 where academic and administrative leaders reflected on the results of the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey. For more information on the climate survey, please visit messages from President Price and the Duke Racial Equity Advisory Council.

The event will be opened by President Price and include remarks from Interim Provost Francis and other institutional leaders.

Leaders will:

  • Engage in facilitated discussions to reflect on progress in their units, and consider the challenges that have prevented the work from advancing.
  • Hear from colleagues in a range of academic and administrative leadership roles about successful practices in their units.
  • Engage with institutional leaders about resources, practical tools and supportive measures available to leaders to improve local climates and move ideas into actionable steps.
  • Adopt new institutional reporting mechanisms to assist units in identifying points of intervention.

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks by President Price and Interim Provost Francis


Event Framing and Discussion

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Maintaining Progress and Momentum Toward Equity in Our Units: What Are the Biggest Challenges to Doing This Work in Your Unit? What Support Do You Need to Accomplish Your Goals and Advance the Work?

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.



Collaborative Work with Leadership Teams

10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Working Session: Where Do Things Currently Stand in Your Unit? Learning From Colleagues Who Have Implemented Effective Practices, and Reflecting On the Current State of the Advances in Your Unit Over the Last Year

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.



New Resources to Assist With Needs and Challenges In Units

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Practical Resources for Leaders: Duke Annual Report on Racial Equity (DARRE), Toolkit to Assist Units with Implementation, and Additional Data Sources to Inform Work in Units

2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.


2:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Practical Resources for Leaders: Educational and Behavioral Resources, and Leading Conversations Around DEI Goals

4:30 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:35 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception



Q: If I did not receive a direct email invitation, may I still register for this event?
A: If you did not receive a direct email invitation, please confer with your dean or chair before registering for this event.

Q: If I can only attend part of the day, should I still register?
A: Please notify OFA or OIE before registering if you cannot attend for the full day.

Q: Will I get breaks between sessions?
A: The agenda will include short breaks between sessions.

Q: Will the event be recorded?
A: No, the event will not be recorded.

Q: Will this retreat be offered again?
A: This is the only retreat for academic and administrative leaders offered this academic year. Other resources and programs for leaders will be announced by OFA and OIE as they become available. OFA and OIE will continue to consult with units on how to best support their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.