Diversity and Belonging should never become buzzwords or another box to be checked. Diversity must be at the forefront of our thinking.
In this course, Sociologist and Best-Selling author, Bertice Berry, PhD. will help us redefine diversity as a tool for growth at both the personal and professional level. “Diversity is not about kumbaya, can’t we all just get along.” Berry says, “Diversity is about critical thinking.”
Berry uses her unique brand of storytelling and humor combined with sociological research and analysis to enable us to move from the idea of Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility, for others and for our own selves.
Dr. Berry urges us to find meaning and purpose through Diversity and Belonging for our industry, and for our own selves. “You can’t fix the world,” Berry says, “but your one small thing must always begin with you.”
You will learn and laugh, and you will be inspired to see yourself and the life you live as an integral part of making the world a better place.
Excellent course. I learned a lot about myself and how I view this world. With this clarity I now feel I can help foster a culture of belonging. This course also provided lots of material to help with continued personal growth and understanding on this topic.
This past weekend I experienced the course. I choose the word "experienced" as opposed to "took" because I'm still immersed in the wealth of information and self-discovery I encountered. This course is for anyone who may wonder how they "fit"... not just at work, but in their home, family and community. It's a true eye-opener. Leave all perceptions at the proverbial doorstep. The suggested materials alone are worth the cost. Take your time. This is not a quick fix. It's a beginning.
Dr. Berry thank you for offering this class!
I've watched your course twice now. My narrow idea of diversity and belonging always had me thinking I was doing the right thing by reaching out to others.
Before I retired, diversity was mostly the number on a demographic report and whether we had "enough"
African Americans or Asians in our classrooms.
Constantly reaching out to pull others into my life so that I wouldn't feel guilty about them being on the outside. I realize I was sort of mentally patting myself on the shoulder because I had helped them. Now I see that I was really never digging deeply for the more valuable connections. Connections that will reflect back to me and help me to see "me" more clearly. Though I still reach out to others to include them, the course has helped me to go so much further. You have challenged me to look inside the mirror. To look inside. I've always loved learning. This course has set me up for critical thinking about myself and how that ties me to others. I'm yearning now not to only see others, but get to know others, starting in my own family. Hopefully on a much more connected than I ever knew. Thanks again.
I love Diversity and Belonging 101.
It's affordable coupled with priceless content.
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