ROI and the American Rivers Conference Announce Partnership

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) has signed on with Return on Inclusion (ROI), which delivers online sport-specific diversity and inclusion education as its newest partner. The Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designees (ADIDs) from all nine institutions and the conference office staff will participate in the programming.
 
Divided into six self-paced online modules, ROI’s comprehensive diversity and inclusion training is designed specifically for college athletic departments. Participants receive instructions on the following topics:

  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Foundations
  • Cultural Competence & Managing Relationships
  • Overcoming Bias, Microaggressions & Covering
  • Unpacking Racism, Anti-Racism & Privilege
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Gender Stereotypes
  • Inclusive Leadership & Strategic Plan Development


All coursework is provided by ROI founder Nevin Caple, a national thought leader on diversity, inclusion, and belonging in sport. She has spent the last decade working as a keynote speaker and a consultant helping college athletic programs to develop inclusion strategies and create more inclusive environments for student-athletes.
 
“I am thrilled to share ROI with the community I care so deeply about,” Caple said. “We should all have access to the tools we need to do our jobs most effectively. I hope ROI will serve as a catalyst for many institutions to prioritize learning for coaches, athletic administrators, and staff as they embark on their inclusive leadership journey.”
 
As the participants complete the training, they will be better equipped to support and mentor student-athletes from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Participants who complete all six modules earn the ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate.
 
About Return on Inclusion
Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion education platform dedicated to developing inclusive leaders and fostering a culture of belonging across social and cultural differences. Our self-paced modules standardize learning methods, deepening our commitment to helping every coach and athletic administrator develop the skills and competencies necessary to support student-athletes and achieve inclusive excellence in programs, policies, and practices.
 
In November 2021, ROI and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced a groundbreaking partnership to advance diversity and inclusion in college athletics. NACDA endorsed the ROI platform for individual and department-wide use for NACDA and affiliate members across the country.
 
For more information, visit roinclusion.com or follow @ROInclusion on Twitter for more information.
 
Return On Inclusion Press Contact: Kyle Chilton  · kyle@roinclusion.com · 801-372-2080