2011 - 2012

Diversity Dialogues Archives, 2011 - 2012

Microinequities: The Power of Small
Presented by Stephen Young, Co-Founder of Insight Education Systems
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

This seminar addressed the impact of a cumulative pattern of devaluing messages which can impair performance and productivity. Strategies were provided to help eliminate negative micromessages in our organizations.

Introductory remarks by Michael D. Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette article covering the event.

Inclusive Leadership: Managing Successful Teams
Presented by Connie Wong, Founder and Managing Director, CSW Associates
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

This interactive presentation focused on the need to develop our ability to lead diverse teams, and provided guidance on how to build a culture of inclusion.

Introductory remarks by Evelynn Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette article covering the event.

Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People
Presented by Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology and Senior Adviser to the Dean on Faculty Development, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

This workshop presented the newest evidence about a specific blind spot that keeps leaders from selecting and retaining the best talent and making professional decisions that are in the best interest of our organizations.

Introductory remarks by Allan Brandt, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor of the History of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Click here to read the Harvard Gazette article covering the event.