CPA's Division III
Industrial - Organizational Psychology and Consulting
presents a one hour live webinar
The Practice of Inclusion: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Coaching and Consulting?
Presenter: Bernardo M. Ferdman, PhD, Distinguished Professor, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University Principal, Ferdman Consulting
This course focuses on the experience and practice of inclusion, as well as the implications and challenges for coaching:
- What are effective ways in which diverse organizations and their members can
think about and address the challenge of inclusion—effectively connecting,
integrating, and engaging with people across all types of differences in mutually
beneficial and enhancing ways—and do so proactively, systemically, and
- What is the role of leadership in driving inclusive practice across the
- How might engaging with diversity and inclusion—particularly drawing on all of
our social identities and their implications and supporting clients to build
inclusive practices— enhance excellence and well-being for us as coaches or
consultants as well as for our clients?
- How might we approach coaching and consulting if we used inclusion as a core
framework or lens to drive the process, the questions we ask, and how we
understand the coaching or consulting experience and the experience and goals of
our clients? What challenges might this present? What might be the benefits?
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.
Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fees: $10 - Division III Members (Division III Members, please call the CPA office for your promo code)
$20 - Non Division III Members
CE Credit: 1 (one) hour
CPA is co-sponsoring CPA's Division III Industrial - Organizational Psychology and Consulting. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.