DCP to Host Three 2021 Virtual Academies

DCP is excited to announce the application window is now open for its summer virtual Academy series.

The first academy, a Community-Focused Academy, will be held from June 13-15 and will convene core leadership groups from cities seeking to address divisions that are tearing at the social fabric of their communities.

Ideally, the core leadership group will be approximately 8 people and will ideally include two representatives from municipal infrastructure (preferably a high-ranking police official and a city manager or the equivalent), two representatives from the local non-profit community, two community advocates, a member of a religious organization, and a representative from an educational institution.

The second academy, a Campus-Focused Academy, tentatively scheduled for July 11-13, will convene leaders from University campuses who seek to identify and address divisions tearing at the fabric of their institutions.   Ideally each core leadership group will be approximately 8 people and will ideally include two representatives from the president’s  or provost’s office, a representative from diversity and inclusion leadership (may overlap with the first category), a campus police representative, a faculty member, a communications expert, a student affairs staff member, and a student leader.

The third academy, designed for Statewide Attorney General and Civil Rights Commissions, will be held from August 8-10 and will host teams from both state attorney general offices and civil rights commissions to develop approaches for dealing with polarized situations at the community and state level.  The core leadership group will ideally include a diverse cross-section of leaders within the office or commission.

For more information about the Academy program, please look here: https://go.osu.edu/dcpacademy.