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OK Ethics Presents: Dr. Talia Carroll, VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Oklahoma City University
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: OK Ethics Presents

OK Ethics Presents:  

"What Living Abroad Taught Me About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion"



Dr. Talia Carroll, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion,
Oklahoma City University 

 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 

11:30 - 12:30

Recommended for 1 CPE in Ethics at the basic level.
Program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. 

OK Ethics makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.

Dr. Talia Carroll, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion,

Oklahoma City University 



Speaker Bio:

Dr. Talia Carroll (she/her) currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Oklahoma City University where she leads and guides diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The foundation of her passion for this work stems from her experiences living in Portugal, Singapore, and Spain, traveling extensively as a member of a military family, as well as meaningful career opportunities that shaped her worldview and commitment to helping others broaden their perspectives.

With nearly fifteen years of professional experience, she has dedicated her career to improving the academic and social support for historically marginalized and underserved populations, with special attention to improving campus climate and sense of belonging within higher education communities.

Dr. Carroll engages in her work from an affirming stance by underscoring that intersection identities inform our daily experiences. She thrives from supporting individuals in achieving personal and professional growth as the owner and founder of Kinetic Connections Consulting, LLC. Specifically, she provides coaching, consulting, and speaking engagements for individuals, groups, and businesses on a range of topics including diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership, and change and career management.

Dr. Carroll earned a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from The University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to her professional life, she also enjoys spending time (virtually, of course) with friends and family, getting take-out from restaurants she hasn’t tried before, taking daily walks, and becoming reacquainted with Oklahoma City having returned back to her home state from living in Colorado.


Program Description: 

When is the last time you practiced intention while reflecting on your life experiences and how they’ve shaped your perspectives of the world? All of us have enriching or defining life experiences that contribute to who we are and how we lead and in our personal and professional lives. In her own reflections having lived in Portugal, Singapore, and Spain, Carroll shares how her living and traveling abroad provided a foundation for her deep understanding and appreciation of inclusion, equity, and diversity (IED) and its importance across all sectors. Additionally, she posits that a genuine and embedded practices of IED benefit individuals and groups by broadening perspectives about ethical behavior.  


Key Takeaways:

  • Seeking and practicing IED results in expanded perspectives that otherwise might be limited
  • Conducting a life and business audit is a necessary practice to determine areas of growth
  • Intention-setting through strategic planning and goal setting can lead to a stronger IED foundation
Have questions or need additional information, contact [email protected].


Click below to register by noon, Monday, January 11:


($15 Non Pre-paid Members*, $25 Non Members) 

*Pre-paid members will receive double the amount of pre-paid registrations to this Zoom event!






Contact: [email protected]