The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It
In our current political climate and race relations, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a sensitive topic. Too often, several relevant concepts are not addressed. Attend this session to gain valuable insights to take you into a higher level of understanding when you get into facets such as implicit association, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and cultural dexterity. You may be missing the benefits to your organization internally and externally because you don’t understand the differences among these terms.
We will also navigate through steps to engage in crucial D&I conversations to help you promote an inclusive culture. This session will include engaging discussions and activities to create a valuable learning experience with takeaways for you to put into practice.
Define relevant terms in the diversity landscape.
Introduce common missteps within diversity and inclusion practices.
Identify strategies to promote an inclusive culture.
Discuss best practices in framing your D&I work.
About the Presenters
Dr. Esther Jackson is a project manager, instructional designer and local college instructor. She serves as an ATD National Advisor for Chapters and Past President for ATD Detroit. Dr. Jackson presents at local and national conferences on topics such as adaptability, diversity, employee engagement and more. She has a master’s in instructional technology and a doctorate in education. Her publications consist of ATD and ISPI articles along with her first book in 2021.
Dr. Wendolyn Robinson is the owner of Refilled Glasses, LLC a learning services company specializing in higher education preparation services and workforce professional development. She is an adjunct instructor who often facilitates discussions with her students on unconscious bias perpetuated through micro-aggressive behaviors, implicit associations, cultural diversity, and socioeconomic bias. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration, MBA with emphasis in Human Resources, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Professional in HR certification.
Capability Model Alignment: Organization Development & Culture