Enhancing Diversity: The Experience and Practice of Inclusion at Work
About Our Program:
How can we best incorporate diversity and maximize its benefits at work? How can we help ourselves and others better harness our full power in the workplace, without compromising our valued identities? The key to this lies in the practice of inclusion. Join us to explore what it means to experience inclusion and what we can do—individually and collectively—to incorporate more inclusive practices in our organizations. You will learn about what inclusion is, how it can feel, why it matters, and what we can do to enhance it. We look forward to seeing you at our May breakfast meeting!
About Our Speaker:
Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Alliant International University & Principal, Ferdman Consulting
Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D., is passionate about helping to create an inclusive world where more of us can be fully ourselves. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches, coaches, and conducts research on diversity and inclusion, multicultural leadership, Latinos/Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work. A distinguished professor of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University in San Diego and a leadership and organization development consultant with three decades of experience, Bernardo has worked with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to foster inclusion, to implement effective ways of using everyone’s talents and contributions, and to build multicultural and cross-cultural competencies on the part of individuals, teams, and the whole organization, as well as to inspire individuals to find their own voice and make their full contribution. His recent book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Wiley, 2014), co-edited with Barbara Deane, provides a state-of-the-art, research-based understanding of inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it, and navigate its challenges. A member of the Diversity Collegium and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (and five of its divisions), Bernardo is a past Chair of the Academy of Management's Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and of its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, and a past president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology. Bernardo is a resident of San Diego since 1993, and has been active in various community organizations; he co-chairs the San Diego Latino-Jewish Coalition and served on the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Repertory Theatre.
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