Supervisor Training Series: The Supervisor’s Role in Supporting DEI in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm | Location: Virtual Zoom

Event Description

**You only need to register once to be registered for the 8 part series**

Open and FREE to all MSU employees including faculty, academic staff, support staff, postdocs, and graduate student assistants.

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. We each individually can contribute to the goals and initiatives that collectively drive positive organizational change. Supervisors have an outsized impact in leading and supporting DEI in the workplace. Join colleagues in strengthening capabilities to effectively support DEI in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Define diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
  • How to support DEI in your units/departments 
  • How to connect your unit’s work to the MSU DEI Report and Plan and the MSU Strategic Plan (2030)
  • Utilizing available resources and trainings to develop DEI knowledge

About the Speaker: Ed Tillett, Director Multicultural Business Programs

Ed Tillett serves as the Director of the Multicultural Business Programs (MBP) at Michigan State University (MSU) where he leads a talented team to strategically guide student success programming, and recruitment efforts advocating for and supporting the multicultural undergraduate student populations within the Broad College of Business.  His commitment to innovation and driving change within the college has led to a variety of new initiatives, and the growth of the personnel on the team.  While doing this he ensures the maintaining corporate, alumni, and community relationships to enhance programming and develop fundraising efforts.

Before becoming the Director of MBP, Ed Tillett served as the Diversity Initiatives Coordinator for the Career Services Network at MSU. Prior to that he was a Career Consultant for the College of Nursing and Lyman Briggs College at the same time.


Ed is an alumnus of Michigan State University (MSU), where he received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology through Lyman Briggs, and his Master of Arts in Health Communications with a specialization in International Development.

For fun, Ed spends his spare time volunteering in the community, mentoring, going to live concerts, traveling, playing sports recreationally, and most importantly spending time with his wife and three sons.