How Unbiased are your Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives?


July 15, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Dr. Jude Smith Rachele will share with you some of the thinking and work Abundant Sun has been doing around the issue of liberal bigotry. It’s not a comfortable combination of words, yet it absolutely essential to take a very close look at your organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion thoughts and practices. This presentation will present critical questions to you about the frameworks your organization is using to help advance and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. It proposes that the very initiatives and strategies designed to create greater fairness and justice within the workplace may actually be perpetuating the very cycles they seek to break.

About our Speaker:

Dr Jude Smith Rachele, PhD (CEO).

Jude is a highly charismatic, dynamic, and insightful trainer and presenter. Originally from the USA, she has lived and worked internationally across the UK, Europe and the Americas, and currently resides in Vermont, USA.

Jude has worked in the area of diversity, unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and cultural competence for the past 25 years. She has designed numerous programs to help professionals display inclusive behaviors and to understand and respond respectfully to various cultural traditions, behaviors and values.

Her work also emphasizes the responsibility that professionals must understand differences in order that they don’t discriminate and that they treat people fairly or sensitively. The objective is to get the best out of people by understanding them as individuals, within the context of their different visible and non-visible identities.

Jude has been an Adjunct Professor at Marlboro College, Vermont, where she designed an MBA course in Data Analytics, Decision-making and Performance Management. Previously she has also been an Adjunct Professor in Cross-Cultural Psychology, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

Working globally, Jude introduces best practice from the private and public sectors of many territories ensuring clients receive leading-edge learning solutions.  Jude holds a BA in Psychology and a PhD in Business. She is also the author of many articles including her own recent book “Dismantling Diversity Management: Introducing an Ethical Performance Improvement Campaign.” Jude was also a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio delivering several powerful and insightful commentaries on contemporary issues.


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$0.00 Other SHRM Vermont Chapter Member

$15.00 Non-Member (If this $15 presents as a hardship to you or your organization at this time, please reach out to us confidentially at [email protected]).