Call for proposals: Annual Diversity Speaker Series at CTY

The Diversity Leadership Team of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our staff and students to more closely resemble the diversity of our society. To that end, we seek dynamic speakers for our annual Diversity Speaker Series. Speakers will address CTY staff in a brown bag lunch setting. Suggested sessions length is 60 minutes, including a question-and-answer period. CTY is located on Johns Hopkins University's Mount Washington campus in Baltimore. The theme of the series is "Diversity in Education."

CTY's online courses and summer day and residential programs serve gifted students in second through 12th grade. For students attending our residential summer programs, CTY may be their first experience away from home, and their first encounter with people whose backgrounds and beliefs are different from their own. As administrators, supervisors, and teachers, we want to be thoughtful and adept as we work with students to build inclusive communities.

A presentation could address one or more of the following questions:
+ How can we help students in their identity development?
+ What are best practices in working with single gender environments or with disproportionate gender representation?
+ What are best practices to mediate conflicts around issues of diversity with our students?
+ What are best practices to attract students of minority groups to our programs?
+ How to best talk to students of this age about diversity

We especially encourage proposals from potential speakers with backgrounds in
+ mediating issues of diversity on college campuses or in grades K-12,
+ working with international students,
+ experiences with single gender or gender minority students,
+ working with students with disabilities, or
+ working with gender issues in STEM education.

Proposals of 250–300 words should be submitted along with a resume, to by Monday, April 4. Please include several dates on which you could present at the Mt. Washington campus (directions).

As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY is an educational nonprofit for academically talented students from around the world. Since 1979, CTY has identified young people of great academic promise through our annual international Talent Search, and nurtured their intellects and personal growth through Summer Programs, CTY Online Programs courses, and other services. More information about CTY can be found online.