Diversity and inclusiveness is a topic that often comes up in the Main Street world. Whether we are talking about ways to create more inclusive events to adding more diversity to the Main Street board of directors, diversity plays a role in the undercurrent of all of our decisions. But better understanding diversity, and the role that it plays in our day to day life, is one of the first steps in identifying ways in which we can be a more diverse and culturally accepting community.
In this session Randolph Carter will lead us in a three part group discussion on diversity and inclusiveness and then we will hear from a local LaGrange organization,Trustbuilding, who has been implementing these initiatives on the ground in Troup County.
L. Randolph Carter currently serves as Functional Lead for Faculty on UGA’s OneSource Project (A Human Capital and Financial Management Implementation). Prior to this role, he served as Sr. HR Managing Consultant with UGA’s Human Resources Division. In this capacity, he manages initiatives focused on building the competencies of faculty and staff, the creation on internal and external partnerships, and the recruiting of diverse faculty and staff. Randolph has also worked with UGA’s Office of Institutional Diversity where he coordinated Faculty and Staff Development.
Prior to coming to UGA, Randolph served as Senior Advisor for Strategic Management and Capacity Building at the Center for Peacebuilding International, a Washington DC-based firm that provides strategic and programmatic support to International NGOs and local communities in several parts of the world. Randolph’s work with educational institutions and organizations providing services to impoverished communities spans over 25 years in regions such as Africa (East, West and South), The Middle East, South East Asia, The Balkans and North America. This work has included thematic areas such as staff and community capacity building, peace education, conflict resolution, trauma counseling, racial reconciliation, diversity, and post-war reintegration
Trustbuilding: RacialTrustbuilding.org was established by the Troup County Racial Trustbuilding Initiative. The purpose of this site is to expand the global conversation about racial reconciliation and trustbuilding. We also want to highlight stories about communities that are finding creative ways to engage citizens and build relationships across racial lines.