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Graduate Certificate in Diversity LEADERSHIP

Advancing Multicultural, Intercultural, and Intergroup Relations

through Dialogue and Action

Certificate Award Ceremony and Symposium

Diversity Leadership through Transformational Social Therapy: Theory and Application

Friday, February 15, 2013 8am to 1pm

Download Program Booklet-PDF

Symposium Schedule

8-8:30                   Registration

8:30-9                   Welcome and Certificate Award Ceremony

  • Master of Ceremonies: Rhonda Brown, Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
  • Welcome: Dr. Novella Keith, Professor Emerita of Urban Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
  • Acknowledgement of Certificate Recipients: Dr. Joseph DuCette, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, College of Education

9-10:10 Concurrent Panels:

Removing the Mask: Self-Awareness and the Authentic Leader

  • Hillary Blecker - Self Love: Nurturing the Whole
  • Amadee Braxton
  • Kendra Newman Nelson - Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Dr. Carol Moeller - What if there is no such thing as "the Other"?
  • Moderator: Dr. Fatima Hafiz, CEO and Lead Facilitator of The TEA Group (Transformative Education Associates)

Overcoming the Fear and Transforming the Violence in Intergroup Relations

  • Dr. Edward Lama Wonkeryor
  • Shauna Goodman - Privilege, Guilt and Sexism: The White Woman's Trifecta
  • Darvin Martin - Why Asking Why is Transformative
  • Moderator: Carl Moore, Assistant Director for the Teaching and Learning Center at Temple University

10:20-11:30 Concurrent Panels:

Transformational Social Therapy in Teaching and Leadership

  • Dr. Marquette Cannon-Babb - Self-Transformation:  An Agent of Educational Reform
  • Karen M. Turner - Enhancing the Conversation: Incorporating TST Into An Online Race-Studies Curriculum
  • Dr. Kimberly Chestnut - What I See When I Let Them See Me
  • Alison Huxta - TST: A Personal Link Between Education and Activism
  • Moderator: Temple Jordan, Resident Director for University Housing and Residential Life, Temple University

Moving From Violence to Constructive Conflict: Facilitating Intergroup Relations

  • Dr. Fatima Hafiz - A Response to the Crisis of Democracy: Applying Elements of TST
  • Tchet Dorman – Transforming the Fear to Love: Engaging in Constructive Conflict to Combat Intergroup Violence
  • Marc Saxe - How Are We Going to Re-Habilitate Someone Who Has Never Been Habilitated in the First Place?
  • Moderator: Pam Austin, Senior Tech Support Specialist, Temple University

11:30-12 Lunch

12-1 Keynote Address                                 

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Tiffenia Archie, Director, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, IDEAL

Keynote Address: Charles Rojzman, Nicole Rothenbühler and Igor Rothenbühler, Charles Rojzman Institute

Charles Rojzman, a renowned French social psychologist, author, and international consultant, invented Transformational Social Therapy twenty years ago as a method for transforming institutions by helping people address the hatred and violence that separate them and prevent them from working together. Rojzman has been introducing professionals in the Philadelphia region to Transformational Social Therapy through the GCDL at Temple since 2009. For a brief description of Transformational Social Therapy by Charles Rojzman on video, please click here. Rojzman gave the keynote address at Temple Unviersity on June 20, 2012 to members of the Pennylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs. For additional information on Charles Rojzman, please click here.


The symposium is free and open to the public. In order to attend the symposium, you must complete an online registration form.



INFORMATION: Contact Person: Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education,Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, Temple University, Conwell Hall, Suite 303, Mail Code 033-00, 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Office Phone: 215-204-5509, Fax: 215-204-8052, E-mail: