Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

DEI Series: The Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Expand our understanding of how diversity and inclusion affects well-being
  • Appreciate other people’s and our own lived experiences
  • Examine our own responses to differences
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library

Please join us on this journey. Hope to see you there.

Topic 1: Understanding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

June 23, 2022, 1pm EST

Presenter: Jeff Rogers Jeff Rogers is an Executive/Leadership Coach and Facilitator who has been training, coaching, and facilitating for over 10 years in Greater Boston. He specializes in the Solution-Focused Method, Radical Candor, and in working with “low-trust, high-heterogeneity” groups people that are not necessarily predisposed to agree.

Understanding DEI is a 1-hour interactive session that will demystify what Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion really are. There is no lecture --- it’s a guided presentation, with exercises, anecdotes, and a great deal of facilitated conversation, that will help participants wrap their minds around why this lens is essential, where we sometimes go wrong, and what we can change to do better.

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Topic 2: Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

September 27, 2022, 1pm EST

Presenter: Nicole DiPentima, LMHC Nicole DiPentima (she/her) is a licensed mental health counselor with over 17 years of combined experience in the fields of psychotherapy and mediation. Nicole supports employees, managers, and HR practitioners around a variety of issues, including burnout, stress, depression, and anxiety. Nicole facilitated treatment groups for individuals with chronic mental illness and substance use disorders. Nicole holds an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution, both from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Neurodiversity refers to the difference in how brains experience and interact with the world. In this webinar, we will learn how to embrace Neurodiversity in the workplace fully. This can enable us to uncover new ideas and perspectives that may have gone unnoticed. Perceived differences are often the biggest strengths in a work setting and beyond.

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Topic 3: Intertwining of Culture and Context: How Do They Shape Communication?

November 10, 2022, 1 PM EST

Presenter: Dr. Lavanya Devdas Dr. Lavanya Devdas is a licensed psychologist in PA and NY and has a private practice in Doylestown, PA, for mental health therapy for adults. Using an integrative approach, she treats anxiety, depression, and relational challenges within the context and lived experiences of the individual and their respective familial and social environments. She is also an advocate for addressing mental health needs and coping at the group and communal levels, including in communities of color.

As human beings, our lived experiences shape not just our identities but also our values, belief systems, and ways of communication, verbal and non-verbal. This interactive presentation will focus on self-awareness and skills that increase cultural context in our communications.

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To learn more about KGA's DEI Series and Wellness Workshops: Contact Jennae Herbert – herbert@kgreer.com

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