Intentional Transformation in the Midst of Change
Presented During: Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture
Sponsor: NCA First Vice President
Fri, 11/19: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Washington State Convention Center
Room: Ballroom 6B - Sixth Level
As we press beyond 2020, it is imperative that we, as communication scholars, engage our existence within and outside of academe with an approach and attitude that embodies intentional transformation. This intentional transformation requires a commitment to creating a new normal in response to the many inequities and imbalances that have for far too long impacted every facet of life. Undoubtedly, we have all engaged in self-reflexivity in an attempt to make sense of a turbulent year that forced us to recalibrate, reevaluate, and reassess. Personally, I have been challenged, inspired even, to embody what I believe is central to who I am as a person and a scholar: be a change agent who advocates a move from theory to practice. We are equipped with infinite knowledge and communication skills and theories that are at the core of intentional transformation. I hope that you all will join me in being intentional in facilitating the continued transformation in our field that squarely addresses the inequities responsible for the disparities that we can no longer deny.