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NACDA + Return On Inclusion Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

November 1, 2021

 Message from ROI founder and instructor, Nevin Caple

NACDA + ROI Partnership

Developing Inclusive Leaders

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Watch the NACDA + ROI Enrollment Webinar to learn about the ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate Program and best practices. We encourage all prospective clients to watch the webinar prior to enrolling in the program.
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Ready to enroll? We will work with you to make your experience with Return On Inclusion seamless. Fill out the form below to connect with a member of Team ROI and begin the enrollment process for your athletic department.
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Hear from NACDA Members


The ROI modules have provided valuable opportunities to reflect on my own understanding of diversity and inclusion.  The self-reflection questions are thought-provoking and frame topics in ways that I don’t normally think about them.  The group discussions facilitate opportunities to share information about ourselves, our teams, the department, and our experiences related to diversity and inclusion that we might not otherwise be inclined to share.

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Bethany Dannelly
Washington and Lee University


From ROI, I learned that I have a lot to learn – and that it was so important for me to first embrace this work personally in order for me to build awareness and competence. My personal journey supports what I strongly believe is my most important professional responsibility to be a culturally competent and inclusive leader for our university and athletics department.


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Kirby Garry
Cal State Monterey Bay


ROI taught me the importance of meeting people where they are and to give them space to reflect on their own experiences. Being vigilant on where opportunities to be more inclusive intersect with daily operations is critical in truly changing a culture to be more welcoming. From ROI, we will be launching our own strategic plan which will include action steps for the following areas: connection, recruiting, hiring and retention, education and assessment.

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Kristin Hughes
Smith College


The specific focus on the athletics space was very impactful. Overall, hearing the different scenarios and examples really brought the content to life. Despite going into the modules with a strong foundation of concepts, I learned something in each module – it was an important reminder that the learning is never done. Learning how to apply topics, facilitate conversations, and navigate difficult situations was incredibly valuable.

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Allie Littlefox
Mills College


Partnering with NACDA will be life changing for our industry. This partnership will allow us to reach more institutions, thus multiplying the impact on Return On Inclusion.  Our hands-on educational platform will allow for more institutions to become the best versions of themselves by creating a culture of belonging. True confidence comes from a sense of belonging.


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John M. Square Sr.
The George Washington University


Through the modules, I was able to connect with colleagues on a range of equity, diversity and inclusion topics that gave all of us a foundation and starting place to have meaningful conversations. From there, we were able to develop a shared understanding about diversity and inclusion, and its many layered components, among our staff and our student-athletes so that we could have a more inclusive environment.

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Kellen Wells-Mangold
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Inclusive Leader Certificate

Eliminating Barriers to Inclusion

Each module covers inclusion priorities determined by athletic administrators and coaches to be the areas of greatest developmental need. ROI Founder and Course Instructor, Nevin Caple, will journey with you to help simplify complex concepts while you learn, grow and thrive as an inclusive leader. Upon successful completion of the Return On Inclusion™ Inclusive Leader Bundle, you will earn the ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate.


Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Foundations


Cultural Competence & Managing Relationships


Overcoming Bias and Decoding Microaggressions


Unpacking Racism, Anti-Racism & Privilege


LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Gender Stereotypes


Inclusive Leadership & Strategic Plan Development


Visit Return On Inclusion to learn more