About the Workshop

Managing and performing successfully in a diverse team requires a commitment to building a healthy workplace culture, an understanding of key ideas around bias and its operation on individual and systemic levels, and a sense of humility and dedication to learning. These are essential to retaining talent, to individual success and to effective team work.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Basic Competency will help professionals develop skills for working effectively in a diverse setting. It will benefit managers and employees alike, providing education on basic concepts around cultural difference, biases and their impact on workplace structures, and how to evaluate and improve the workplace climate. Participants will learn how to think strategically about their own workplace challenges and share their insights. The program is designed for professionals who want to improve their effectiveness in a diverse setting and those who have struggled to manage teams with diverse backgrounds. The program will be taught by leading subject matter faculty and expert diversity, equity and inclusion consultants. The format will include extensive peer-to-peer exchanges.

The program is a collaboration between the Fox School’s Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture and the Center for Executive Education.

Session Dates and Topics

Nov. 11: Cultural Humility and Allyship
Dec. 2: Climate Matters
Dec. 16: Uncovering and Responding to Bias

These sessions will be held 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m ET via Zoom.

Overview of Sessions

The first session, Cultural Humility and Allyship, is designed to reorient employees toward a positive, outcome-focused discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion from a professional development lens. The goal of this session is to educate organizational leaders on how to effectively demonstrate an equitable and inclusive professional brand that creates positive outcomes for diverse work environments. After receiving foundational knowledge around key definitions, participants learn how to build cultural competence, engage in equitable decision making, master inclusive conversations and activate allyship in an authentic way. Each participant leaves with a professional action plan to put their allyship into purposeful action.

In Climate Matters, participants learn about the nature of diversity climate and its pivotal role in effective diversity management in organizations. Diversity climate is distinguished from demographic diversity and the benefits of pro-diversity climates for employees and organizations are outlined. The session concludes with recommendations for how to build and maintain pro-diversity work climates in organizations.

The series wraps up with Uncovering and Responding to Bias, an in-depth look at various forms of bias that operate in the workplace. The group discusses ways to begin identifying biases at play in your organization and your own practices. Participants learn how the law interacts with workplace culture, discuss requirements created by the law and where the law is silent, and think about how to respond to complaints or issues in your organization in a way that both adheres to the law and creates a healthy, productive workplace.

Facilitators

Brandi Baldwin, PhD, is a psychology and business professor turned entrepreneur who is a thought leader and author tackling the world’s most relevant business challenges: diversity and inclusion, motivating millennials to level-up their leadership, and advocating for equity in all levels of business.

As the CEO of Millennial Ventures Holdings and a respected lecturer, Baldwin is the host of the “Diversity and Confusion” podcast. She is the founding visionary for the Calling All Allies Project (CAAP), an innovative initiative that empowers organizations to address racial inequality by making necessary, positive change in the areas where culture and climate intersect with diversity, equity and inclusion.

Baldwin is a published author and speaks at dozens of conferences and companies annually. She is tapped by companies including Comcast and Discover, as well as the federal government to share her unconventional insights on leadership, business, diversity and inclusion. Her noteworthy accomplishments include being appointed to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s Millennial Advisory Commission, being named one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans, and receiving Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, the Diversity and Inclusion Outstanding Ally honor from the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the “Take the Lead” award from the Girl Scouts. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Temple University and holds a master’s degree in Adult & Organizational Development.

Leora Eisenstadt, JD, is an associate professor of legal studies and director of the Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

She teaches in the Fox honors program, the Fox undergraduate program and the online MBA program. Prior to joining the faculty at the Fox School, she spent two years as a Freedman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Eisenstadt’s areas of scholarship and interest include employment law, business law, law and linguistics, work-family conflict, sex discrimination, race and the law, and public policy.

She received her JD, cum laude from New York University School of Law and her BA in history, cum laude from Yale University. From 2003 to 2004, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Israel studying sex equality and the development of Israeli equal employment opportunity law. She served as a two-year law clerk to the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and spent several years in the labor and employment group at Dechert LLP litigating cases and counseling clients in employment discrimination issues, general employment matters and Title IX-related litigation.

Patrick F. McKay, PhD, is the Stanley and Franny Wang Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business.

He received his PhD in industrial-organizational psychology in 1999 from the University of Akron. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management and the Personnel/Human Resources Research Group (PHRRG). McKay was a 2013 Fellow for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

His research interests include demographic disparities in worker outcomes, diversity, diversity climate, organizational demography, worker attitudes and retention, and job- and organizational-level performance.

McKay has multiple in-press or published articles in respected publications such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, and Personnel Psychology, and has published several invited book chapters.

Logistics

Workshop Dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 2, and Dec. 16
Workshop Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
Workshop Format: This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

Workshop Fee

Cost is $975 per person. Temple alumni and groups of three or more discount is $850. Please
contact Rich Morris at 215-204-3990 or rmorris@temple.edu for information.