Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: 10 Skills to Increase Your Diversity Competence Webinar: A Seminar That Comes to You

Maura Cullen, Ed.D.Dr. Maura Cullen

Webinar: A Seminar That Comes to You

Tuesday, December  9, 2014

11:00am-12:30pm

For access to this webinar, please contact linda@nepdec.org.

Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing, so instead said nothing at all.  Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, this honest and engaging program gets to the core of the problem; our fear of being judged and misunderstood.  This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. Cullen’s webinar will be helpful for all who struggle with the concept of diversity and its’ impact.

Many of our conversations around diversity have us walking on eggshells. This program offers practical ways to quickly transform the quality and effectiveness of our interactions. Participants will learn ten very common statements that are often well-intended, but which may be offensive. Knowing the actual statements is helpful, however, the real learning comes by implementing the ten core concepts that ultimately increase diversity skills and competence.

A masterful storyteller, Dr. Cullen has created an experience you will not soon forget.

Maura Cullen holds an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, specializing in social justice and diversity education. She also has an M.Ed. from Springfield College, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology.

Dr. Cullen has served as a diversity and leadership trainer and consultant with more than 500 organizations over 25 years. She has developed training programs for public and private industry, and spoken at countless international, national, and regional conferences. She is the author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap (Morgan James, 2008).

Dr. Cullen is the founder of the Diversity Student Summit and a founding faculty member of the Social Justice Training Institute. She is considered among the best at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational mannor. Since 1987, Dr. Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people with her dynamic seminars and speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. She is considered on eof the foremost authorities on issues of diversity and leadership, having worked with other 500 organizations with audiences ranging from 8 to 8,000 people.


About

NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.