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The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It

  • 23 Jul 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar via GoTo Meeting conferencing
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Monthly Learning Event
WEBINAR via GoToMeeting
July 23, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST


The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It

In our current political climate and race relations, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a sensitive topic. Too often, several relevant concepts are not addressed. Attend this session to gain valuable insights to take you into a higher level of understanding when you get into facets such as implicit association, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and cultural dexterity. You may be missing the benefits to your organization internally and externally because you don’t understand the differences among these terms.

We will also navigate through steps to engage in crucial D&I conversations to help you promote an inclusive culture. This session will include engaging discussions and activities to create a valuable learning experience with takeaways for you to put into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define relevant terms in the diversity landscape
  • Introduce common missteps within diversity and inclusion practices
  • Identify strategies to promote an inclusive culture
  • Discuss best practices in framing your D&I work

ATD Capability Model: Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Organization Development and Culture


Dr. Esther Jackson

As a proven leader of innovation and change, Esther has a myriad of experiences in HR leadership, project management, and talent development. For diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), she has facilitated training in addition to consulting on the matter. Positions as project manager and college instructor are her primary occupations in the Detroit, MI area. She also serves on a volunteer basis as a National Advisor for Chapters with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and leads the NAC DEI Committee. In addition, Esther holds the role of Past President with ATD Detroit and has been a part of their board leadership for nearly a decade.

She has presented at local and national conferences with ATD, NAAAHR--State of Michigan, and Training Magazine Conference & Expo; and also received proposal acceptance from ISPI.  Her presentation topics include: adaptability, change management, DEI, emotional intelligence, instructional design/training, leadership development, and more.

Esther has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in instructional technology from Wayne State University in Michigan. She has a doctoral degree in high education and adult learning from Walden University in Minnesota.  Since its publishing three years ago, her doctoral study on technology preferences of multiple generations in the workplace has received nearly 1,000 downloads. Her first book - Adaptability in Talent Development - is due to be published in 2021. 

Dr. Wendolyn Robinson

Dr. Wendolyn Robinson has spent more than a decade exposing students and business owners to the opportunities created through diversity and inclusion. As a minority business owner, she and her resilient spirit have encountered and persevered through many obstacles created by the lack of cultural understanding and tolerance. At Refilled Glasses, LLC, she designs engaging & interactive learning experiences for individuals, groups, & organizations by providing educational tools to overcome many of the personal and professional challenges associated with diversity, inclusion, microaggressions, and implicit bias. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, an MBA in Human Resources, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. She also has a professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, is an adjunct instructor, a member of the ATD, Black Professionals in Human Resources Network, and The Women’s Leadership Network.

When:    July 23, 2021

Where:   Via GoToMeeting - Chapter Learning Event

Time:      1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Anyone is welcome to attend this Chapter Learning Event.
The event is free for ATD South Carolina members, or $10 for non-members.

Additional Information:

  • Please download the GoToMeeting application prior to the start of the meeting. 
  • You must be registered to get the meeting access link.  
  • An email with the access link will be sent 2 hours prior to the webinar.

For additional information, contact Darla Skipper, VP of Education at vp_education@atdsouthcarolina.org 

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