Global Institute for Diversity and Change © 2017 • PRIVACY POLICY

Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song

Keynote Speaker

Live Concert

2016-2017

NEWS FEATURE

WELCOME

Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! Founded by award-winning artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador Yewande Austin, GIDC was created in response to the deafening cries of students that felt marginalized in spaces that were designed to cultivate the next generation of great leaders.

 

Since 2004, we've trained students and professionals alike how to create inclusive environments that promote cultural tolerance, equity and social responsibility in 16 countries from Africa and Europe to North and Latin America. Are you an institution committed to improving your campus' cultural climate or an organization ready to transform your professional workplace? Then GIDC is ready to show you the way!

GLOBAL INSTITUTE

FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE

February 2017

Austin closes Richmond Magazine's 3-part series about race, "Unmasking RVA". Her diversity workshop taught participants how to see the value in their diversity and how to peacefully diffuse conflict in a changing social climate in America.    

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Sept 12 - Dec 12

Richmond, VA

THE ART OF CHANGE (3 Credit Class)

VCU Globe Faculty Fellow (2016-2017)

Running Into The Dark | Yewande Austin | TEDxRVA

Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"

December 2016

THE ART OF SOCIAL CHANGE

This fall, Austin was appointed as a Globe Faculty Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, she taught a self-created social entrepreneurship course, "The Art of Change", then lead students on a 2 week study abroad trip to Botswana, Africa to put their skills into action.

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September 8

Augusta, GA

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUMMIT

Keynote  Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Professional Diversity Training

March 2017

DISCOVER THE GREATNESS IN YOU!

 

Austin tapped to serve as a keynote speaker for Virginia Commonwealth University's Staff Senate Conference. She will deliver both the keynote and conduct diversity training for 800 education and healthcare professionals for the 2-day event.

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November

Richmond, VA

THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Staff/Faculty Training

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October 10-18

Kwale, Kenya

THE ART OF CHANGE (Lecture)

Speaker, Youth and Educator Training

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December

Harrisburg, PA

THE ISMS OF DIVERSITY (Lecture)

Guest Speaker, Student Training

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Dec 27 - Jan 11

Gaborone, Botswana

STUDY ABROAD TRIP (Co-Director)

Student and Professional Training

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Jan 12-Jan 20

Gaborone, Botswana

Partnership with Class Volunteers

Youth Empowerment/Professional Training

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Feb 9

Richmond, VA

"Unmasking" Diversity Lecture Series

Diversity Training

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Feb 10-Feb 18

Rwanda and Congo

Youth Empowerment Training

U. S. Embassy Kigali/U. S. Embassy Kinshasa

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Feb 21

Austin, TX

Featured Speaker - Education and the Arts

University of Texas

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March 8-9

Richmond, VA

Keynote Speaker and Diversity Training

Virginia Commonwealth University

Last month, founder Yewande Austin was honored with a President Barack Obama "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the Georgia State Capitol for her tireless dedication  to change.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

April 2017

Hosted by Senator Donzella James, Yewande joins the last group of honorees in history that will ever receive this award again in the name of former President Obama.

DIVERSITY IS OUR GREATEST ASSET