Part 2: Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Join Dr. Sonja Robinson for a continued look at issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA). In Part 1 of this webinar last September, Dr. Robinson discussed relevant terminology, topics, and concepts in the DEIA space and how DEIA impacts outcomes for all members of a living, learning, and working community. Now we're continuing the conversation. 

This 60-minute webinar can be applied to the Diversity, Equity, and Access Standard training requirements.

You do not have to have attended Part 1 to join us for Part 2. If you'd like to view Part 1, the recording is available here on NCA Engage, and it also counts toward Standard training requirements.

Sonja N. Robinson, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

Thrive Mind Solutions

Sonja N. Robinson, Ph.D., is the founder, CEO, and lead consultant of Thrive Mind Solutions. Dr. Robinson has over 10 years of experience creating and supporting the development and implementation of innovative inclusive excellence strategies for complex organizations and institutions of higher education. Her focus areas are diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, executive coaching, organizational culture analysis and development, data analytics, employee engagement, change management, and organizational dynamics.

While serving as the director of inclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Dr. Robinson served as the primary liaison to over 1,100 college and university athletic programs for issues related to race, ethnicity, and disability, and led program development and facilitation for national conferences, workshops, presentations and engagements. She also served as the primary liaison and staff support to a national committee charged with providing review of and recommendations about programs, policies, and practices impacting minority administrators, coaches, and student-athletes across the United States.

While working for a large Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) in the Office for Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Robinson played a key role in the creation and execution of campus-wide orientations, training, programs, and presentations on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She led a campus climate assessment and the development of the subsequent diversity action plan. She has extensive experience working with groups to drive innovation and efficiency, to define values and design culture, and to move beyond a surface-level understanding of diversity and inclusion to action-oriented and industry-specific application of the concepts.

A former Division I student-athlete and coach, Dr. Robinson holds a doctorate in Sports Administration, with a minor in Research Methodology, and an M.B.A. with focus areas of Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship. Her research agenda and professional work has centered on leadership development, equity, access and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and athlete welfare. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sport leadership, ethics, psychology, diversity, sociology, legal aspects, and marketing, and authored an unpublished guide on implementing DEI principles in hiring practices. She has been a member of numerous boards and national organizations, including a leadership role with the Diversity in Sports Consortium, a group of diversity professionals from amateur, Olympic, and professional leagues across the United States.


06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes Dr. Sonja N. Robinson will join us for Part 2 of our discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA). This is a follow-up to Part 1, which was presented September 13, 2023. This 60-minute webinar can be applied to the Diversity, Equity, and Access Standard training requirements.
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