Leadership Institute

Friday, January 21

Leadership Development: Diversity and Inclusion

All faculty, academic and classified staff are invited to attend the second annual UW-Stout Leadership Conference on January 21st from 8:30 am to 4: 00 pm, hosted by the Minority Faculty Staff Network (MFSN) and the Provost's Office. Registration is complimentary.  

The program will feature Jermaine Davis from Speaking of Education. Dr. Davis is a successful leadership and diversity educator who will speak on leadership development, diversity and cross-cultural communication.

In addition, Michael Morgan, Senior Vice President for Administration & Fiscal Affairs will provide the plenary address and Judi Trampf, Director of Workforce Diversity, will speak on diversity and leadership in the UW System.

Participants will also hear from senior members of UW-Stout administration. Topics are relevant for those early in their career as well as more senior members who are considering leadership roles on campus.

Tentative Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration Jarvis Hall 110
9:00 – 10:00 am
Introductions - John Lui, Director, 
Vocational Rehabilitation Institute 

Welcome – Charles Sorensen, Chancellor

Keynote – The Role of Leadership in Promoting a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Michael Morgan, Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs, UW System
Jarvis Hall 110
10:00 – 11:00 am
Plenary – Developing Leadership in an Inclusive Excellence Model 
Judith Trampf, Director for Workforce Diversity, UW System

This session will focus on how campus leaders can take some practical steps to create an environment that is more inclusive and where diversity will be welcomed. Recent research on leadership, cultural organization and diversity will be reviewed, and we will focus on what makes an academic department, college or institution inclusive. Issues of retaining all faculty will be discussed.

 Jarvis Hall 110
11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops:

Administrative Panel on Retention and Creating an Inclusive Culture
Facilitator: Judith Trampf
Panel: Jeff Anderson, Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Ray Hayes, Interim Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Mary Hopkins-Best, Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Donna Stewart, Interim Dean, College of Management
Phil Lyons, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life Services
Faculty Panel on Promotion and Tenure
Facilitator: Richard Tafalla, Professor, Psychology
Panel: Abel Adekola, Professor, Business
Mike Levy, Professor, English and Philosophy
Ann Parsons, Professor, Biology
Bob Peters, Associate Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Jarvis Hall 112



Jarvis Hall 114

12:15 – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking Micheels 184

12:45 - 1:15 pm

1:25 - 2:20 pm

Plenary – Jermaine Davis, Motivational Speaker     

Workshop on BAPS – Biases, Attitudes, Prejudices and Stereotypes

Micheels 184

Jarvis Hall 110

2:20 – 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 – 2:45 pm Comments by Julie Furst-Bowe, Provost Jarvis Hall 110
2:45 – 4:00 pm

Plenary – Jermaine Davis

Leadership Development/Cross cultural communication

Jarvis Hall 110

Please register for this event.

Jermaine-Davis_1Jermaine Davis  

For over 11 years, Jermaine has been recognized as one of the country's most requested speakers. He has played an active role in teaching theory and practical applications in corporations, organizations and educational institutions. Jermaine has spent the last 10 years of his professional career teaching college adults. Jermaine holds both a BA and MA in Speech Communication and a Master of Arts in Education. He is CEO, Founder and President of two companies: Seminars & Workshops, Inc. and Snack Attack Vending of Minnesota.

Currently, he is a Professor of Communication Studies at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and has been presented with the prestigious Quality College Teaching Award.



morgan_1Michael Morgan, Senior Vice President for Administration & Fiscal Affairs, UW System

Prior to beginning his tenure as Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs with the University of Wisconsin System, Michael Morgan served as Secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Administration. He has more than 20 years of public sector experience, including leading Wisconsin's Department of Revenue for four years, leading business and real estate development for the City of Milwaukee, and spearheading program-related investment efforts at the Helen Bader Foundation. He earned his baccalaureate and law degrees from UW-Madison. He is a trustee of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Milwaukee, and a member of the Westside Healthcare Association board of directors.


Judith Trampf, Director for Workforce Diversity, UW System

Judith (Judi) Trampf has been working in various facets of the diversity and inclusiveness for over 25 years.  She has held multiple positions in diversity and Affirmative Action, including the Assistant to the Chancellor at UW-Whitewater.  Currently, she is the Director for Workforce Diversity with UW System, and her work involves consulting with institutions on how to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  Her work is focusing on climate and institutional culture as a critical element of diversity.  She is very familiar with the UW-Stout campus, as she has served on the Advisory Board for the Vocational Rehabilitation Institute and worked closely with the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.