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ERIC Number: EJ984701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
The Mindful Development Officer
Taft, Deb
CURRENTS, v38 n6 p16-19 Jul-Aug 2012
Delivering on a commitment to diversity in schools, colleges, and universities is a living, breathing endeavor for many members of the advancement community. While a diversity leadership agenda is set clearly from the top, advancement officers can and must play a critical role in this arena. Effective development and alumni leaders are uniquely positioned to set an aggressive course for inclusivity. They have the unique opportunity to frame the diversity imperative for countless stakeholders. Advancement professionals have the opportunity to take action in the routine, mundane, everyday decisions of their work with families and alumni, donors and friends. In this article, the author discusses how to promote diversity in day-to-day advancement work. She outlines simple steps a mindful development officer may consider to enhance and advance an institution's commitment to diversity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A