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Developing Organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Your Organization needs this Workshop!

"To be successful in working with and gaining value from this diversity requires a sustained, systemic approach and long-term commitment. Success is facilitated by a perspective that considers diversity to be an opportunity for everyone in an organization to learn from each other how better to accomplish their work and an occasion that requires a supportive and cooperative organizational culture as well as group leadership and process skills that can facilitate effective group functioning. Organizations that in-vest their resources in taking advantage of the opportunities that diversity offers should outperform those that fail to make such investments." - The Effects of Diversity on Business Performance


DE&I efforts are only likely to succeed when they address three levels of the organization: the individual level (learning and motivation), the team level (inclusion and socialization), and the organizational level (equity and strategic integration). This workshop covers all three and provides the skill-sets and diagnostic approaches to develop and sustain practical and authentic DE&I.

First, this workshop facilitates the individual development of a reflective practice, a continuous process of introspection around our own unique perspectives, motivations, and areas of growth.

Participants are then facilitated through a process of uncovering, integrating, and benefiting from their common bonds and unique differences. Participants learn how to diagnose, provide feedback, guide dialogue, and suggest DE&I interventions to the organization.

2.5 hour and 1/2 day options available
in-person or Zoom


  • Assessing organizational diversity and inclusion

  • Providing data-driven feedback about the current and improved states of organizational diversity and inclusion.

  • Suggesting interventions for developing and aligning the needs of diverse talent with organizational strategies, systems, structures, and culture.

  • Utilizing psychometrically validated assessments, which include scales that measure the climate surrounding diversity as well as perceived inclusion versus exclusion.

  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse talent

  • Assimilating diverse talent in an organization

  • Creating an inclusive environment for diverse talent

  • Developing diverse talent through coaching, mentoring, and inclusion in leadership pipeline

  • Rewarding and promoting diverse talent

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Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has facilitated the strategic transformation of leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. ​In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas.

In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network and leads the Organization Development Education Association.​​ Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn. Dr. Brendel has consulted and trained leaders in the organizations listed below:

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Dr. Bill Brendel

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