News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Learn Leadership and Drive Diversity

Wilmington University's Leadership and Diversity Academy explores management in the modern workplace in 3-part series

Are you looking for affordable, thought-provoking, and up-to-the-minute interpersonal training to round out your degree or educate your employees? Join Wilmington University for the 2018 Leadership and Diversity Academy this fall.

A three-part series focusing on leadership theories (Tuesday, September 25), diversity management (Tuesday, October 9) and LGBTQ issues (Tuesday, October 23) in today's workplace, the Leadership and Diversity Academy seeks to raise awareness, spark conversations, and generate positive action.

Each training session will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wilmington University's Wilson Graduate Center, 31 Reads Way, in New Castle, Delaware. Can't make it in person? Attend virtually through an interactive, livestreamed webcast of the sessions.

Attendance at the Leadership and Diversity Academy costs $89 per training session, or $199 for all three sessions. Register here:

Attendees will review and discuss current research with management and diversity experts, participate in online learning activities, and put their newly acquired knowledge to work in their communities.

Scheduled speakers include:

• Dr. J. Lloyd Allen, assistant professor at Wayne State University

• Dr. Sylvia Long-Talbert, clinical and research professor at Johns Hopkins University

• Sarah McBride, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

• Andrea Singleton, a biochemist for the Siemens Corporation

• Dr. Gisela Vega, associate director of LGBTQ initiatives at Florida International University

• Dr. Lemar White, a program manager at Google

Attendees will have access to the Leadership and Diversity Academy's Blackboard course online, through which they can interact with the academy's exclusive content and view its recorded video archives.

They will also be eligible to receive academic credit toward select WilmU degree and certificate programs, one credit per session.

The 2018 Leadership and Diversity Academy is sponsored by Wilmington University's College of Business and its College of Online and Experiential Learning, in partnership with the non-profit Proud Professionals Network.

For more information about the event, please contact Tracy Harder by email to or call (302) 295-1160.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is one of the fastest growing and most affordable private, nonprofit universities in the region, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in online and traditional formats. An accredited and respected leader specializing in exemplary student service, Wilmington University offers convenient and flexible options designed to prepare students for success in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Now celebrating its 50th year, the University has never wavered in its mission to offer opportunities to all who wish to transform their lives through quality education. For more information, visit 

Published: Monday, September 10, 2018 - New Castle, DE