Naomi Sigg

Naomi is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at Case Western University and plays a major role in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus and in the Division of Student Affairs. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Student Life Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, founding member of the APIDA Task Force, Co-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation Committee, and serves on several university committees. Naomi was the recipient of the Mather Spotlight Award, the awardee of the Ohio College Personnel Association’s Equity and Inclusion Award, and received the National Dialogue Award presented by the Sustained Dialogue International Institute.

  • Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since 2013
  • Co-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Board
  • Member of several university committees, including the Diversity Leadership Council, the President's Advisory Council on Minorities, and Alianza, and the Latinx employee resource group
  • Developed the three-hour Diversity 360 educational module for undergraduate and graduate students, which serves as a common experience, setting a foundation for key identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts
  • Recipient of the Mather Spotlight Award, the National Dialogue Award, and the OCPA Equity and Inclusion Award
  • Undergraduate degree in political science and graduate degree in college student personnel from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Naomi Sigg

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  1. How To Be An Advocate For Your Asian/Pacific Islander Students
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    How To Be An Advocate For Your Asian/Pacific Islander Students

    Educational diversity and equity expert Naomi Sigg will explain why many students feel isolated at school and show you how to advocate for the Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Asian American student communities. You will learn how to build an inclusive population for AAPI month.

    What You'll Learn

    • What communities are included in the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi, and Asian American (APIDA) population?
    • What are the important historical moments and contributions of APIDA communities in the U.S.?
    • What barriers do APIDA students face inside and outside of the classroom?
    • How can you define the current context of anti-Asian hate and harassment?
    • What skills and strategies can you use to support APIDA students?
    • How can you incorporate APIDA programs, resources, and best practices?
    • How should your school celebrate AAPI month in May?
  2. How To Stop Tokenizing Students Of Color
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    How To Stop Tokenizing Students Of Color

    Educational diversity and equity expert Naomi Sigg will share definitions of these key concepts and strategies for those who experience them. You will learn how to combat feelings of exclusion and isolation to build a more equitable and inclusive school community.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, biases, microaggressions, and tokenization leading to hypervisibility affect students?
    • What strategies will help those feeling isolated?
    • Where can you find support resources for people faced with exclusion?
    • What behaviors and skills will help you combat exclusion and isolation?
    • What efforts will improve student and staff retention, morale, and satisfaction?
  3. How To Recruit And Build A Diverse Team
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    How To Recruit And Build A Diverse Team

    Inclusion expert Naomi Sigg will share best practices for the search process. You will learn how to develop and train a search team, cultivate a diverse candidate pool, and ensure the integrity of the interview process.

    What You'll Learn

    • What implicit bias does everyone bring to the recruitment process?
    • What common missteps lead to inequitable treatment of candidates?
    • What strategies and tools can enhance your recruitment process?
    • How can you attract a diverse applicant pool?
    • What behavior-based questions should you include in interviews?
    • How do common struggles inhibit a successful transition for new professionals?
    • How can your onboarding plan incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion?

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