Building the Case for Diversity & Inclusion: This element describes the diversity and inclusion value proposition. Participants will have a chance to generate the intersections of diversity and inclusion with organization objectives.
Understanding Self and Others: Identifying the dynamics of perceptual identity and how our background impacts how we experience the world and interact with other people.
Uncovering Implicit Bias: Understand the ways that unconscious patterns and judgments can impact interpersonal behavior.
Creating an Inclusive Environment: This section identifies ways to recognize and mitigate bias to promote and strengthen individual and collective capacity to build more inclusive organizational communities.
Adeola Oduwole serves as HR Director of Diversity & Inclusion for The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB-Health), where she is responsible for setting the vision and providing leadership, strategic direction and management of all aspects of the diversity and inclusion process for the academic medical center. She is credited with spearheading UTMB-Health’s strategic diversity plan and redesigning the institution's diversity council, and through her efforts, the center was recognized for the 2014 DiversityFIRST™ Corporate Commitment Award by the Texas Diversity Council. Adeola joined UTMB-Health following previous roles as Director of Organizational Inclusion with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Manger of Diversity Programs with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has lectured across the country at regional and national conferences on various topics to include, unconscious bias in talent management, managing diversity to create cultural competency, measuring diversity councils and affinity groups to ensure performance, diversity strategic planning and diversity and emotional intelligence. She is a past adjunct faculty member at Houston Community College and Radford University; a contributing writer for DiversityCentral.com and; a recipient of the 2014 Texas Diversity and Leadership Multicultural Leadership Award.
Adeola holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Windsor and a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Radford University. She is a certified mediator and a graduate of Landmark Education for Living.
This topic aligns with the Integrated Talent Management competency from ATD's Competency Model. For more information on the Competency Model, visit https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.