Sep 30

Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship

Date: September 30, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Briar Cliff University | St Francis Center

The Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship is an endowment created by the Alumni of Briar Cliff to honor the person who served for 20 years as director of alumni relations. Sister Muriel, who died in 1979, was chairperson of the sociology department from 1937 to 1972. Throughout her years at Briar Cliff, Sister Muriel was recognized as a champion of social justice and a teacher who stirred in her students a desire to serve their community. It is in light of these characteristic strengths of Sister Muriel that the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, the Department of Social Work, and the Multicultural Program Office choose lecturers concerned about contemporary social issues and personally dedicated to their resolution.

The Sr. Muriel Ford Lectureship is offered to students, professionals, and community members at no cost or charge. Certificate of attendance and continuing education credit hours are available. Attendees will gain knowledge, tools, and resources for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The 2022 Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship is being planned and sponsored by Briar Cliff University Departments of Sociology & Criminal Justice and Social Work.  In addition, the 2022 Lectureship is being supported by BCU Multicultural Programs and the Institute for Leadership and Advancement.

Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship Agenda

Session 1 | Considerations for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion as a Social Justice Issue

Thursday, September 29 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

  • Attendees will gain awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion as a social justice issue, as well as systematic factors and causes
  • Attendees will learn about the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as how to recognize and implement these concepts
  • Attendees will gain resources and tools for strengthening and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in personal and professional interactions.
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Credits Available

Session 2 | Strategies for Professional Practice to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Friday, September 30 from 9:00 -11:00 AM

  • Attendees will consider the multidisciplinary approach for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in fields including but not limited to healthcare, human services, social work, education, and legal services.
  • Attendees will gain knowledge about key concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Attendees will gain insight into the priority of ensuring culturally affirming behavior and promoting diversity as a professional and leadership responsibility through a variety of tools and resources.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to identify their strengths and growth areas in the area of promoting and ensuring diversity through the practice of self-reflection.
  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits Available

Capacity is limited, use the below to register for one or both sessions today!

Meet This Year's Speaker - Dr. Rashida Fisher

nullThe 2022 Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship will feature Dr. Rashida Fisher from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Rashida K. Fisher provides professional counseling, coaching, consultation, and training services. Currently core faculty member and serves as the program chair of the Counseling program of Adler Graduate School. Rashida is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI) and trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol for addictions, stress, and trauma. Rashida is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and committee member of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Committee of the Mpls chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Clinical experience includes co-occurring disorders treatment delivery, utilizing an integrative counseling approach that is most heavily influenced by Adlerian/ Individual psychology and other holistic and wellness-based approaches with a multicultural and social justice lens.  Rashida specializes in culturally responsive care and Trauma-informed service delivery. Primary research interests are in trauma, addiction, sexuality, multicultural & social justice issues, restorative justice practices, and workforce development in the counseling profession.

Continuing Education Credits or Units are Available!

Certificates of attendance for continuing education will be awarded to all professional attendees who request them via the registration process.  Certificates will be emailed to attendees within 30 days of the session.

Applications for pre-approved CEUs are being submitted to the following licensure boards:   Iowa Board of Educators, Iowa Judicial Branch Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Iowa Certification Board, South Dakota Board of Social Work, Iowa Board of Social Work, and Iowa Board of Nursing. 

 Contact us with questions! 

More About the Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship

The Sister Muriel Ford Lectureship is an endowment created by the Alumni of Briar Cliff to honor the person who served for 20 years as director of alumni relations. Sister Muriel, who died in 1979, was chairperson of the sociology department from 1937 to 1972. Throughout her years at Briar Cliff, Sister Muriel was recognized as a champion of social justice and a teacher who stirred in her students a desire to serve their community. It is in light of these characteristic strengths of Sister Muriel that the Departments of Sociology and Social Work choose lecturers concerned about contemporary social issues and personally dedicated to their resolution.