Taking Adversity Out Of Diversity: Building Inclusive Organizations

Maura CullenMaura J. Cullen, EdD
www.mauracullen.com

Taking Adversity Out Of Diversity: Building Inclusive Organizations
Friday, March 27th 2015 11am-1230pm

Webinar: A Seminar That Comes to You
For access to this webinar, please contact linda@nepdec.org.

This honest and engaging program will inspire people to create more inclusive communities. Our biggest challenge in achieving this goal is our fear of being judged and misunderstood. This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. At times we are so afraid of saying the ‘wrong’ thing that we make the biggest mistake of all which is to say nothing. Our patterns of communication are vital to our success when exploring such explosive issues as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and religion. This award- winning session gets beyond our fear of saying the “wrong” thing, and teaches more effective and compassionate ways to connect.

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.