2022 NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI)

"NADOHE's SPPI was the most relevant, affirming, and comprehensive professional development experience for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals that I have attended. The experienced faculty were practitioners and scholars. They created the conditions for the participants to dialogue about their professional practice and the skills needed to be an effective DEI practitioner. I emerged from the Institute better prepared to lead impactful DEI initiatives and connected to a new network of institutional changemakers." ~Renée Smith-Maddox, Ph.D., Diversity Liaison Officer, University of Southern California, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
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About 2022 SPPI Virtual
The 2022 SPPI experience will be virtual yet powerful! Featured will be the NADOHE Standards of Professional Practice for CDOs in Higher Education, 2.0. This unparalleled program is designed to prepare the next generation of research and practice based diversity higher education leaders to become proficient in the Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education. The Standards of Professional Practice Institute (SPPI) is modeled after other proven and respected professional development programs in higher education. Each day is structured to focus on one or more of the standards of professional practice and will be led by faculty that have served as a college or university chief diversity officer or senior administrator and/or who are leading experts in this field. The virtual component of this experience will take place on the Zoom platform.

The 2022 SPPI experience will include a final session/graduation culminating at the 2023 conference.

2022 SPPI Registration Fee Register Now!

Member: $2,095

Non-Member: $2,595


2022 SPPI Virtual Schedule

November 2, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm, EST 

November 16, 2022
4:00 - 5:30pm, EST

December 7, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm, EST 

December 14, 2022
4:00 - 5:30pm, EST


January 11, 2023
4:00 - 7:00pm, EST 


January 18, 2023
4:00 - 5:30pm, EST

February 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00pm, EST 


February 15, 2023

4:00 - 5:30pm, EST


March 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00pm, EST 


April 11, 2023, 4:00 - 7:30pm - EST - Graduation - 2023 Annual Conference


4:00 - 5:00 pm: 2022 SPPI Cohort Time with the NADOHE Board of Directors


5:00 - 6:15 pm: 2022 SPPI Graduation

6:15 - 7:30 pm: 2022 SPPI Dinner Reception




Past SPPI Virtual Partial Faculty List 

  • Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Ph.D., J.D.

    Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon

  • Pearl Alexander JD, PCC, ACC     

    Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement , Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Rusty Barcelo, Ph.D.

    Higher Education Equity & Diversity Consultant

  • Dr. Kevin A. Christian

    Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, American Association of Community Colleges

  • Archie Ervin, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Institute Diversity, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.

    Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Emeritus. Michigan State University

  • Dr. Merrill Irving Jr.

    President,  Hennepin Technical College 

  • Caroline Laguerre-Brown, J.D.

    Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, The George Washington University

  • Kevin McDonald, J.D., Ed.D.

    Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships, University of Virginia

  • Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D.

    Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Depaul University

  • Donald A. Outing, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Equity and Community, Lehigh University

  • Benjamin Reese, Jr. PsyD

    President, BenReese, LLC

    Former Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System

  • Andristine M. Robinson

    Director of Governance and Diversity, Prince George's Community College

  • Robert M. Sellers, Ph.D.

    Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Michigan

  • Anneliese Singh, Ph.D.

    Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development, Tulane University

  • Daryl G. Smith, Ph.D.

    Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

  • Clyde Wilson Pickett, Ed.D.

    Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh

  • Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D.

    Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, University of Maryland, College Park

Individual sessions will be recorded for later access by registrants.

Attendance is limited to 40 individuals.