Under the Radar: Exploring Beliefs and Assumptions
Presented by: Barbara B. Adams, Psy.D.
Duration: 60 Minutes
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Today's workforce is multi-generational, multi-cultural, and varied in myriad dimensions of difference. The values inherent in Organizational Development have never been more relevant or needed in developing diverse, inclusive workplaces. People behave in alignment with their beliefs and assumptions -- and this is true of OD Practitioners, too. Yet, with the increasingly frantic pace of work and life, how often do we spend time honestly looking within, to see how our thoughts and beliefs effect our interactions with clients and others. Use of Self is core to success in the practice of OD. Come explore in a safe environment, key questions to spur insightful thinking that will further enhance the value you provide to others. Learn a new lexicon for inclusion that you can take and leverage in today’s multidimensional workplace environments.
Biography: Barbara B. Adams, Psy.D.
Dr. Adams is the Founder of GAR (Gender, Age, Race) Diversity Consulting, LLC. She is a former director in the National Diversity & Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest non-profit, integrated healthcare system in the United States, ranked #2 in the 2015 global DiversityInc Top 50 survey. Prior to joining KP in 2006, Dr. Adams worked for 10 years as a global management and technology consultant, specializing in organizational behavior. Dr. Adams is the author of the forthcoming book Women, Minorities and Other Extraordinary People: Solutions to the diversity crisis in technology and beyond. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organization Development, and resides with her family in Northern California.
She can be reached at www.drbarbadams.com.