Student Affairs

Inclusive Supervision in Student Affairs

Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Amy Wilson, Dr. Matthew Shupp, Dr. Carmen McCallum
Price: $50.00

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This Webinar is based on the book, Inclusive Supervision in Student Affairs: A Model for Professional Practice, regularly priced at $47.95.  Individuals registering for this Webinar can receive either a 25% discount off the paperback edition (with free shipping) or a 40% discount off the e-book.  If interested please email

Now, more than ever, supervisors in higher education must create more inclusive spaces reflective of the values and actions we hope to inspire in students. While we can identify what it means to be multiculturally aware and knowledgeable, modeling multiculturally competent action and skills is far more impactful and requires considerable intention and practice. 

Inclusive Supervision is an intentional approach to supervision that is informed through a lens of multicultural competence and inclusion. Inclusive supervisors in student affairs embody the values and principles of the profession, demonstrating a commitment to the creation of safe spaces, the cultivation of individual's identities in the workplace, an openness and willingness to learn, and the ability to build staff's competency in the areas of multicultural competence and inclusion.


A Model for Professional Practice:

Inclusive Supervision in Student Affairs provides a new, action-oriented model that addresses what supervisors should do to create more inclusive environments for all staff and to help inform socially just practice within the profession. Grounded in theory and research and framed through the lens of continuous professional development and personal growth, this webinar will help Student Affairs professionals at all levels develop effective leadership skills that demonstrate multicultural competence. Providing a conceptual model and self-assessment tool to enhance professionals’ preparation for supervision, this webinar will allow participants to reflect upon their capacity to enact an inclusive supervisory approach.

Learning Outcomes:

From participating in the workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand the nature, impact, and importance of inclusive supervision in the supervisory relationship.
  • Learn the elements of Inclusive Supervision as a model of professional practice.
  • Reflect on one’s strengths and recognize potential barriers to enacting inclusive supervision.
  • Identify strategies and techniques for becoming a more inclusive supervisor.

Who Should Attend:

Inclusive supervision is a model of professional practice for individuals at all levels of supervision. Current and more experienced supervisors will benefit from reflecting on their supervisory approach and challenging themselves to consider enacting inclusive supervision practices. New professionals will benefit from learning a new model of supervision that can be incorporated into one’s philosophy of practice.  Finally, supervisees can also benefit from reflecting on their supervisory relationships and gaining the knowledge, skills, and strategies to advocate for their needs in their current supervisory relationships.


Amy Wilson, PhD, is currently the chair of the Higher Education Administration Department and an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program at SUNY Buffalo State. She has a combined 20 years of experience in the field as a student affairs practitioner and now as a faculty in a professional preparation program. Her research has centered primarily on multicultural competence, supervision, and leadership in student affairs.

Matthew R. Shupp, Ed.D. is currently the program coordinator for the College Counseling and Student Affairs programs in the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel at Shippensburg University. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, a national certified counselor, and board-certified as a tele-mental health provider. He has almost 20 years of experience in the field as a student affairs practitioner and now as faculty in a professional preparation program. His research has centered primarily on successful supervision strategies for entry-level student affairs professionals.

Carmen McCallum, PhD, is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science at Michigan State University. She has over 19 years of combined experience in the field as a student affairs practitioner and now as a faculty in a professional preparation program. Her research focuses on graduate students’ experiences, evaluation and assessment, diversity, inclusion and supervision.

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