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Resume/CV Review

 The Resume Review is an opportunity for current CSUSM faculty and staff members to have a professional advisor from the Career Center look over your resume. They will give you advice on how you might improve your resume.

*Please note that your resume will be handled with confidentiality.




Welcome Message

Dr. Joe-Joe McManus, Chief Diversity Officer 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ranjeeta Basu




Breakout Sessions 1

AB540 (Description coming soon)

Facilitator: Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibanez, Sociology and Faculty Director, National Latino Research Center 

Mitigating Microaggressions with Micro-Affirmations and Micro-Resistance

Microaggressions—the subtle, sometimes unconscious, insults and indignities targeting marginalized groups—reflect and perpetuate social inequities based on race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, immigrant status, religion, and other social categories. Participants will share and learn from one another’s experiences, and strategize ways to actively prevent unconscious slights or invalidations, engage in forms of resistance, and protect themselves from denigration.

Facilitator: Dr. Rafael Hernández, Human Development

Multicultural Communication

This workshop will explore the relationship between leadership, communication, and culture within our campus community. It is designed as an interactive space to allow staff and faculty members, as “campus/community leaders,” to reflect on how they communicate across cultural and social groups. The workshop will examine how culture affects communication and emphasize the importance/relevance of intercultural communication on community leadership. Participants will explore how cultural differences-whether related to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other identity attributes alike-impede or foster the communication process across cultural and social groups of various backgrounds. In this dynamic and engaging workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share a variety of intercultural communication strategies/tools useful for promoting a positive and supportive culture in our campus community.  

Facilitator: Dr. Gloria Pindi, Communication 




Professional Head Shots 

Presenting at an upcoming conference and need a headshot to go with your bio or need a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile?  We will have a photographer who will be onsite during the lunch hour from 12:15pm-1:15PM. It is a first come, first serve. 


Breakout Session 2

"CogToolz" Emotional Intelligence/Self-Care (Description coming soon)

Facilitator: Dr. Christina Holub, Public Health

Communal Leadership (Description coming soon)

Facilitator: Dr. Joely Proudfit, Department Chair, American Indian Studies and Director, California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center 

Being Socially Aware & Active as a Professional 

Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Research Director, National Latino Research Center
  • Dr. Fredi Avalos, Communication and Faculty Fellow, Office of Diversity, Educational Equity & Inclusion
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gilmore,  Associate Vice President, Student Academic Support Services
  • Nick Mortaloni, Dean of Students Office, CARE Manager 
Mini Mindfulness Activity
Closing Remarks


Group Photo in Amphitheatre

The 2017 CSUSM Faculty Staff Associations Leadership Conference is sponsored by: African American Faculty Staff Association (AAFSA), Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association (APIFSA), Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS), LGBTQA Faculty Staff Association, Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend this event, please contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at or at (760)750-4039 regarding any special accommodation needs.  It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify our office at least seven working days in advance.  Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.