Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability.
Define diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Engage in conversations about polarizing topics.
Connect on a deeper level with colleagues and peers.
Learn how to understand and identify your own biases so that you can begin to make more thoughtful hiring, promotion, and interpersonal decisions in your everyday life.
24m 20s • 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
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
Skills for Inclusive Conversations with Mary-Frances Winters
Learn to have productive and inclusive conversations about race, religion, and gender.
53m 12s • 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
Communicating Across Cultures with Tatiana Kolovou
Develop your cross-cultural communications skills to communicate and collaborate better with managers, colleagues, and employees around the globe.
32m 48s • COURSE
Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander with Catherine Mattice Zundel
Become an upstander and change the trajectory of your organization’s culture. Learn specific, actionable tools to stand up to harassment and bullying occur in your workplace.
41m • COURSE
You'll learn inclusive communication skills with these experts.
Stacey A. Gordon is a diversity, inclusion, and career strategist and the CEO of Rework Work.
At Rework Work, Stacey works to reduce bias in recruiting and barriers to hiring. Leading at the intersection of recruiting, career development, diversity, and workplace culture, Stacey has delivered keynote speeches globally and developed educational content that has engaged professionals both in person and in a virtual environment. She focuses on reworking how companies work by creating inclusive workplace cultures. That includes how they recruit, hire, and engage women and professionals of color. Stacey is also a highly rated coach practitioner who has facilitated coaching of chief diversity officers and other diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioners at several D&I forums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tatiana Kolovou is faculty member at the top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
She came to the United States as an "academic immigrant" from Athens, Greece. Now she teaches business communication and cross-cultural effectiveness. Tatiana consults with executives and teams at large companies to develop effective communication skills for the global enterprise.
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.