Evening Plenary on Gender Issues: Discourse and Dessert

Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication and Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Saturday, March 12, 2016
HY-Centennial E-H

Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D. Dr. Brenda Allen's scholarship focuses on organizational communication, diversity and power dynamics. Among her numerous publications is a groundbreaking book entitled Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity (2011, Waveland Press). Dr. Allen provides consultations, presentations and workshops on topics such as unconscious bias, inclusive workplaces, privilege and cultural responsive teaching/training. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication from the National Communication Association.

Discourse & Dessert is a ticketed event. Tickets cost $49 and may be purchased when you register for Annual Session, or by editing your registration.

Learning Objectives: 

  • List at least five reasons why difference matters in higher education.
  • Describe best practices for valuing and optimizing difference in higher education. 
  • Engage in communication practices that foster inclusive workplace environments. 


CE Credits: 1