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How to Create a Secondary-Postsecondary Partnership to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Underrepresented Populations in Higher Education

March 2, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern

Institutions of higher learning and professional firms report concerns about lack of diversity in the workplace. Intentional partnerships can help bridge this gap. This webinar will focus on how to develop a secondary-postsecondary partnership to intentionally promote diversity, inclusion, and recognition of under-represented populations through collaboration and integrated planning strategies.

The presenters will share their goals and project planning for a competency-based, project-based learning model — with an emphasis on mentoring. This mentoring model was designed to assist high school students of Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) to envision a better future while working with graduate students of College of Architecture, Planning, and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop collaborative partnerships between secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.
  2. Design competency-based, project-based learning models in conjunction with secondary education partners.
  3. Develop strategies that will help you recruit and retain a diverse student body.
  4. Discover intentional collaboration and planning strategies that leads to the promotion of inclusion, diversity, and recognition of under-represented populations.


Vibhavari Jani
Interior Architecture & Product Design
Kansas State University

Dr. Tim Murrell
Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)

Registration Information

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $69

Registration: March 2, 2021, at 12:o0 PM Eastern
Cancellation*: February 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM Eastern

*Cancelations must be made in writing and may be submitted by email to your registration team by 2/28/2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern. Refunds are subject to a processing fee – 10% of the total purchase. No-shows are not eligible for a refund, and funds committed by purchase order must be paid in full by the first day of the event. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of received written notification.

A recording will be available following the live program for members and registered attendees.