Global Institute for Diversity and Change © 2017 • PRIVACY POLICY

Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song

Keynote Speaker

Live Concert

2016-2017

NEWS FEATURE

WELCOME

Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! Founded by award-winning artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador Yewande Austin, GIDC was created in response to the deafening cries of students that felt marginalized in spaces that were designed to cultivate the next generation of great leaders.

 

Since 2004, we've trained students and professionals alike how to create inclusive environments that promote cultural tolerance, equity and social responsibility in 16 countries from Africa and Europe to North and Latin America. Are you an institution committed to improving your campus' cultural climate or an organization ready to transform your professional workplace? Then GIDC is ready to show you the way!

GLOBAL INSTITUTE

FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE

June 2017

Austin conducts professional development training for the staff of Richmond's MathScience Innovation Center. Participants learned creative methods to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. #sciencerocks

Running Into The Dark | Yewande Austin | TEDxRVA

Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"

April 2017

ONCE IN A "LIFETIME"!

July 2017

THE ART OF CHANGE

 

This summer, Yewande lead an innovative 3-week long social entrepreneurship camp called "The Art of Change" for 35 6th-8th grade girls from across Richmond at St. Catherine's School. The girls learned how to develop business models that solved socio-economic issues with students in the Republic of the Gambia online.

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Dec 27 - Jan 11

Botswana

Study Abroad Co-Director

Student and Professional Development Training

12

Jan 12-Jan 20

Botswana

"Diamond Effect"

Student and Professional Development Training

9

Feb

Richmond, VA

"Unmasking" Diversity Lecture Series

Diversity Training

10 

Feb 10-Feb 18

Rwanda and Congo 

U. S. Embassy Kigali/U. S. Embassy Kinshasa

Youth Capacity Development Training

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March 8-9

Richmond, VA 

Founder Yewande Austin honored with a President Barack Obama "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the GA State Capitol for her dedication to change. Hosted by Senator Donzella James, Yewande joins the last group of honorees that will receive this award again in the name of former President Obama.

RADICAL TEACHING!

 

August 2017

Teaching" is the answer! August 16, Ms. Austin teaches educators how to improve learning outcomes and classroom cultural climate and have fun doing it! #teachingrocks

SCIENCE AND MATH AND ARTS, OH MY!

"The Isms of Diversity"

Keynote and Staff Training

12

June

Richmond, VA

"Art of Change" - Student Engagement

Educator Development Training

19

June 19-July 7

Richmond, VA

"Art of Change" Entrepreneurship Camp

6th-8th Grade Girls: U. S. and The Gambia

16

August

Richmond, VA

"Radical Teaching"

Keynote and Educator Development Training

17

August

Richmond, VA

Building Resettlement Community for

Boko Haram Conflict Refugees

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August 25-Sept. 12

Abuja, Nigeria

"Dreams for Sale"

Human Trafficking Prevention Training

"The Isms of Diversity"

Staff/Faculty Diversity Training

 

18

September

Harrisburg, PA

"The Isms of Diversity"

Staff/Faculty and Student Diversity Training

 

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September 20-21

Elizabeth Town, PA

Teaching is one of the toughest, but most important professions that one could pursue. If you find yourself struggling to  improve student engagement, curriculum development strategies, or  classroom diversity,  then  "Radical