The Chattahoochee Technical College 2021 in-service training day on Oct. 19 for all faculty and staff featured keynote speaker Rosetta Clay, who is an expert in the vital work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
With more than 15 years of experience in higher education, Clay’s presentation included information about the theory of belonging and the process of becoming diverse by design, along with examples and practical steps for purposeful inclusion. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Diversity & Equity in Education with an emphasis in Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her career experience includes alumni engagement and annual giving roles at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. While at the University of Maryland, she developed and managed regional and international alumni clubs and student engagement programs.
Clay has also served as a faculty member and keynote presenter for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global nonprofit association based in Washington, D.C. This organization is dedicated to educational advancement, focusing on alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement, with the goal of championing education to transform lives and society. In her service with CASE and throughout her career, Clay has been intentional to ensure inclusive representation with all voices being elevated.
The Chattahoochee Tech in-service day is held annually to share educational opportunities and training for all faculty and staff while cultivating a stronger sense of community. This year’s in-service day was held virtually, and included interactive sessions with topics that ranged from improving technological and communication skills to developing cultural competence in the workplace. This event also showcased an online photo gallery of Chattahoochee Tech faculty and staff participating in various community service projects.