Welcome to NEPDEC!


NEPDEC’s goals are to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
  • Provide educational programming
  • Support member's diversity initiatives
  • Organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing
  • Build alliances among historically isolated groups
  • Use shared resources more efficiently & effectively
  • Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.

    Facts Figures Disability Employment Awareness

    ARTICLE ON MICROAGGRESSIONS

    The Big Topic on Campus: Racial ‘Microaggressions’ By TANZINA VEGA MARCH 21, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-American’s ethnic origin. Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latino’s ability to speak English without an accent. This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, […]

    Diversity Calender 2014

    2014 Diversity Holidays The United States is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the observances celebrated by its various cultures and populations. Knowledge of the following diversity holidays and celebrations can enhance your workplace diversity and inclusion efforts. (Please note: All dates are for 2014.) January January 6 is Epiphany, a holiday recognizing the visit […]

    Meet Our Director

    Linda Trompetter, Ph.D.

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    Meet Our Board President

    Dr. Janis Wilson Seeley

    Janis Wilson Seeley is Professor and Chair of the Social Sciences/History Department at Luzerne County Community College. Dr. Seeley earned her MS in Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Adolescent Development from Penn State University. In addition to professional articles, she co-authored the book, The Psychologically Battered Child (Jossey- Bass, 1986).Prior to her academic career, Dr. Seeley counseled runaways and substance abusers.

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    Upcoming Event

    CONVERSATIONS ON RACE

     

    Eddie Moore, PhD

     

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5-7:00 pm 

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    NEPDEC is hosting a two-hour Conversation on Race with our consortium members, the NAACP, and diverse invited leaders in the community. The goal is to begin a dialogue to foster better understanding of our unique cultural experiences.