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Inclusive Excellence in Hiring
This 90-minute webinar provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool for faculty and staff positions. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that intersecting social identities create an unlevel competitive job market. Strategies for recruitment of historically underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences requires that all individuals serving on faculty search committees complete this program every 2 years. Free and open to all. Offered every first Wednesday of the month Jul-Dec.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning to participate in this event, please contact Laura Akgerman at akgerman.4@osu.edu or 614-292-0622. Requests made 10 business days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet every request.

Please direct all other inquiries to the facilitator, Dr. Leo Taylor at taylor.3408@osu.edu.
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Dr. Leo Taylor
Program Manager for Faculty and Staff Affairs @CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Ohio State University
Leo Taylor (he/him) was born and raised in Muncie, IN and holds a BS in Psychology and MS in Biology from Ball State University, and a PhD in Entomology from Cornell University. Leo is passionate about equity and inclusion in academia, particularly issues facing women and LGBTQ+ individuals, people living with HIV, and those struggling with the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Leo leads programs on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics such as implicit bias; identity, power, and privilege; gender identity and other LGBTQ+ issues and collaborates with colleagues around campus to provide trainings on other DEI topics. He also facilitates a mental health support group for OSU graduate students. While his role is to support CFAES specifically in Columbus, Wooster, and all 88 Ohio counties through Extension, many of his programs are open to the public.