"Diversity Is Inviting New People to the Party. Inclusion Is Inviting Them to Dance."
Diversity has the power to enhance a workplace, but it takes deeper self-awareness to truly harness its power. This course helps you gain a deeper awareness of yourself and how you can contribute to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) at home and at work. You will explore your multiple identities and how they intersect, and you will learn what it means to have or not have privilege. You will also learn some tangible tools to be a better ally to those with less privilege than you. This work is not easy, but it is worth it - register today!
Understand your own identities.
Learn what "intersectionality" means and how your own identities intersect.
Uncover some of your own hidden biases.
Feel better prepared to navigate tricky conversations around these sensitive topics.
Please note: No reference materials or credit will be available for this program.
Understanding Your Own Identity: What Are the Various Identities That Make You Who You Are?
Define Intersectionality: How Do Those Identities Intersect With Each Other?
Flower of Power Exercise: Understanding Privilege
Who I Am in Relation to Others: Examining Possible Forms of Allyship
PRIYA NALKUR is president and executive coach and team facilitator at the RoundTable Institute, LLC. As a coach, facilitator, and psychologist, she guides leaders to a deeper awareness of themselves and equips them with the tools to maximize their leadership potential. Her style is richly informed by psychological research, practice, and theory, and her clients appreciate the opportunity to "nerd out" with her about the science behind leadership development and how it translates into their own personal narrative. They enjoy her balanced, direct, and compassionate approach to delivering hard feedback and teaching challenging concepts. Having spent the first few years of her career in academia teaching psychology and education at Harvard, Brandeis, and CUNY, Ms. Nalkur took the advice of her mentor and got certified in coaching. She left academia and started a leadership coaching practice. Through that practice, Ms. Nalkur coached senior leadership teams of start-ups to help them achieve their vision, and she consulted with companies on their culture and change management challenges. She has a keen interest in coaching leaders who identify as minorities, as her own intersecting identities have significantly informed her coaching practice. Relatedly, Ms. Nalkur facilitates JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) workshops, encouraging participants to get a better handle on themselves, their biases, and their assumptions and how they intersect in their relationships and identities. She facilitates hard conversations on various topics including building trust, navigating conflict, giving and receiving feedback, coaching skills, and leadership insights. Ms. Nalkur is certified in many psychological assessments including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, Thomas Killman Conflict Mode Instrument, and the Hogan Personality Inventory. She also has certifications in the Leadership Versatility Index, Strengths Finder, and the Strong Interest Inventory. Ms. Nalkur is a certified co-active coach through the Coaches Training Institute. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in communications at the University of Pennsylvania; her doctorate in human development & psychology at Harvard University; a masters in public health from Yale University; and a B.A. degree in kinesiology from Western University.
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