The Practice of Inclusion: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Coaching and Consulting?

Sponsored by California Psychological Association, Division 3: Consulting and Industrial-Organizational Psychology Division

Day and Time: Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:00-1:00pm PST

Webinar Description:
Inclusion—and specifically finding and using our genuine voices in the service of cherished values—can be a fundamental source of vitality for people, organizations, and societies. Fostering inclusion and gaining its benefits require practices to create safety and comfort across differences, enabling all voices to be expressed, heard, and valued. Yet, as we engage across deep divides, that very same freedom can provoke profound discomfort and conflict, paradoxically stifling true difference. A core inclusion skill, then, involves speaking up and making waves authentically, productively, and effectively—even uncomfortably—and facilitating this capacity for others. For inclusion to be truly present, all people should have the opportunity to speak up about “things that matter” and to engage in their full vitality. These perspectives have important implications for what we do in coaching and consulting and how we do it.

Presenter Biography:
Bernardo M. Ferdman, PhD is Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University and principal at Ferdman Consulting. He earned his PhD from Yale University. Dr. Ferdman’s main research interests include the overlap of multiculturalism, inclusion, and industrial-organizational psychology. He has earned distinguished honors and awards for his research and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Register by December 8, 2015 at:

**1 CE credit hour is available for this webinar**

$10 for CPA, Division 3 members / $20 for non-Division 3 members

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