Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Leaders and Managers
Discover ways to effectively lead diversity efforts in your organization. In this learning path, leaders can learn how to recognize the business need for DIBs, create a truly inclusive workplace, communicate honestly and effectively, recognize their own biases, and accept the differences of others.
Identify the business case for DIBs.
Learn to create an inclusive workplace.
Find out how to communicate honestly and effectively.
Learn how to create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors.
1h • COURSE
Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Enterprise with Stefanie Johnson
Discover how to enhance diversity and inclusion in different cultural contexts by creating and implementing an effective strategy.
53m 24s • COURSE
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging with Pat Wadors
Diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) is the foundation for equitable workplaces. Learn how to activate DIBs to build a more diverse, innovative, and productive organization.
47m 19s • COURSE
Creating a Positive and Healthy Work Environment with Catherine Mattice Zundel
Learn tangible action steps for building a positive workplace culture.
1h 4m • COURSE
Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences with Arianna Huffington
Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to interact with others across differences.
40m 2s • COURSE
Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues with Daisy Lovelace
Explore principles and strategies that can help you have more productive, meaningful conversations about diversity.
55m 11s • COURSE
Skills for Inclusive Conversations with Mary-Frances Winters
Learn to have productive and inclusive conversations about race, religion, and gender.
53m 12s • COURSE
You'll learn leadership and communication skills with these experts.
Dr. Shirley Davis
Dr. Shirley Davis is a keynote speaker, corporate executive president, and global workforce management expert.
Dr. Davis is the CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, a strategic development solutions firm that teaches strategies for how to work, lead, and succeed in a diverse and global workforce. She brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive in talent management, HR strategy, leadership development, and global diversity and inclusion to this role. She has worked in several Fortune 100 global corporations, as well as with government agencies, higher education, and community organizations. Most recently—for eight years—she was the global chief diversity and inclusion officer at the world's largest HR association, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She's a highly sought-after thought leader, international keynote speaker, consultant, and executive coach, and the author of several books.
Stefanie Johnson is an associate professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Stefanie studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders, and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias. Stefanie has published 40 journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Journal. She has presented her work at over 50 meetings around the world, including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day, and the 2016 Harvard Negotiation & Leadership Conference. She has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. She has received millions of dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs aimed at increasing safety. Media outlets featuring Stefanie's work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
Pat Wadors is the chief talent officer at ServiceNow.
In her current role, Pat is leveraging her years of experience scaling world-class talent organizations—including LinkedIn, where she served as the senior vice president of global talent—to help redesign and transform ServiceNow. Prior to working at ServiceNow, she was the senior vice president of human resources and facilities at Plantronics, where she redesigned the workplace and work philosophy, and focused on leveraging social networking systems and technologies to enable employees to do their job anywhere and at any time. She has also been an HR executive advisor at Twitter, and the senior vice president of HR at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for leading the HR business partner function for the entire global business line; this equated to over 14,500 employees in over 17 locations.
Catherine Mattice is a professional consultant and trainer who helps build positive corporate cultures.
Her firm, Civility Partners, offers consulting and training in the areas of internal communication processes, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, diversity, intercultural communication, hostile work environments, and interpersonal communication skills.
Civility Partners has had the pleasure of working with such clients as the third largest energy company in the world, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, and a variety of universities, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in a variety of industries.
Catherine has presented her research and training programs both nationally and internationally. She has also made several appearances on news stations around the country, including FOX, NBC, and ABC, and she has been cited in such media outlets as MSNBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. She is coauthor of the book BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, which business guru Ken Blanchard called "the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic." Catherine has also written articles for a wide variety of industry trade magazines, covering HR, leadership, safety, personal development, employee assistance, and more.
Catherine is past-president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, now called the Association for Talent Development, and an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from San Diego State University.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
She is also the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched TheHuffingtonPost.com, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way people work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price one must pay for success.
Time named her in the 100 Most Influential People list, and Forbes named her in The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and the Center for Public Integrity.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.
She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc.
In her work with The Winters Group, Inc., a 35-year-old global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, Mary-Frances helps companies develop transformative solutions for equity and inclusion. For over three decades, she has impacted hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message and approach to diversity and inclusion. She's a master strategist with experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training, systems thinking, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has extensive experience in working with senior leadership teams to drive organizational change.
Among her many awards and distinctions, she was named a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal in August 2007 and received the Winds of Change award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in 2016.
She is the author of four books: We Can't Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics, Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers, Inclusion Starts With I, and CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul.
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