Is all Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consulting the Same?

  • 21 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online - Zoom

Organization development is both a professional field of social action and an area of scientific inquiry. 

– Thomas G. Cummings and Christopher G. Worley

This session takes a deep look at Cumming and Worley's description of the field and their definition of OD, as it answers the questions: Is all Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) consulting the same? Are OD principles, frameworks, and methodologies applicable to DEI interventions? Is it time for the multidisciplinary study of DEI to split off into its own field of study?

Interactive and thought-provoking, the session uses communal sensemaking to create a container for OD practitioners to unpack DEI intervention requests as presenting problems, unearth global DEI trends, and demystify the acronym soup associated with the field of Diversity & Inclusion.

Renée A. Freeman (she, her) is the CEO and founder of Freeman Consulting & Associates, LLC, a global consultancy service specializing in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion work. She studied at Pepperdine University and is an alumnus of its renowned OD program. Ms. Freeman serves as the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Board Member for the International Society for Performance Improvement SoCal and is the 2021 elected Executive Co-chair for the MSOD Alumni Association. With the majority of her work outside of the United States, she brings a global perspective to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

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