Ayannah Johnson M.A

Ayannah Johnson M.A

Bio: As a conference coordinator for CMI, Ayannah Johnson started her professional career in higher education. Initially working with CMI as a intern trainer, she traveled the country conducting trainings, workshops, and conferences on diversity and leadership.  Ayannah has a BA in Communications from Kean University in Union NJ; with a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. Ayannah’s areas of expertise include diversity education, peer leadership and mediation training, higher education retention programming, and LGBTQA+ specific facilitation.

No More Drama: Using Restorative Practices to Manage Conflict
Workshop Level: Intermediate

Conflict in any organization is an inevitable consequence when diverse and charismatic leaders are brought together for a common goal. However, how these leaders deal with those conflicts can determine how effective the group will operate. This workshop is geared towards empowering student leaders with effective conflict resolution skills that they can use to help facilitate difficult conversations, meetings, or events. Furthermore, attendees of this workshop will leave the session having explored their own comfort with conflict as it pertains to their own campus.


Exploring Gender and Gender Identity on Campus
Workshop Level: Beginner-Intermediate

In this very interactive workshop, participants will learn about a variety of gender- related issues, and will have a chance to truly understand the challenges and benefits of their own and others’ genders. Student leaders will be asked to examine their roles on campus and how they can be effective allies for gender equality. This timely and important workshop will also explore and clarify the topic of gender in all its complexity within the context of a college campus.