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Develop & enhance your everyday practices to foster equity & inclusion

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:30am (PST)
Presenter: Bernard
o M. Ferdman, Ph.D. 

What can each of us do every day to help foster equity and inclusion in our groups and organizations?


How can we help create the conditions that will bring inclusion to life and help everyone to feel that they belong and that they are safe, valued, heard, and treated fairly—not only as individuals, but as members of different identity groups?


What are the best ways for each of us to truly make a difference for equity and inclusion?


In this session—grounded in his systemic multilevel approach to the practice of inclusion (2014) and inclusive leadership (2021)—Dr. Bernardo Ferdman will provide participants with a framework, perspectives, and actions that each of them can take every day to foster equity and inclusion.


By both enhancing our individual practices and understanding how these align with and support group, organizational, and community change, we can be more likely to optimize our DEI impact.  


Learning outcomes:


By the end of this session, you will:

  • Learn inclusive behaviors you can implement daily to bring inclusion to life for yourself and others.

  • Learn the core elements of the practice of inclusion as keys to harnessing the power of diversity, bringing inclusion to life, and fostering equity in your workgroups and organization.

  • Sharpen your capacity to notice opportunities to foster equity in your workgroups.

  • Begin to develop your personal action plan for your equity and inclusion practices.

  • Understand how your everyday practices connect with equity and inclusion in your workgroups, your organization, and your community.

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Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. has over three decades of experience helping organizations use their diversity to achieve better business results.

An award-winning coach, professor, native Spanish speaker and principal of Ferdman Consulting (, he works with individuals, teams and organizations to foster inclusion, enhance everyone’s talents and contributions, and develop and implement DEI strategies.

Bernardo’s focus is on supporting leaders and organizations to bring inclusion to life, and he is passionate about helping to create a more inclusive and just world where more of us can be fully ourselves and make a difference that matters.


Bernardo is a sought-after speaker who has designed and conducted hundreds of events on inclusion and diversity.


He is a leadership and organization development consultant, executive coach, and renowned expert on inclusion, diversity and leadership around the world.


He is also author of Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Diverse Lives, Workplaces and Societies (Routledge, 2021) and Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Wiley, 2014).

Meet the presenter 

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