NEHRA's Webinar Series:
The Inclusive Organization Matrix
Your organization might be best described as leading the pack when it comes to diversity and inclusion, or the opposite: an awareness that opportunity exists, with no plan for action. Or maybe you and your colleagues find yourselves somewhere in the middle, and the diversity of the organization is not reflected throughout all levels and roles.
How can you learn where your organization falls in the progression? And how can you determine the best way to get to the next level? There are measurable, data-driven ways to become a fully inclusive organization. IBIS Consulting experts Shilpa Pherwani and Sheree Galpert along with moderator KeyAnna Schmiedl guide learners through the indicators that signal when diversity and inclusion efforts gain a foothold and drive success.
Sheree Galpert, IBIS’ Learning and Creativity Director, is an organizational development consultant, professional actor, writer, and educator with more than 25 years of experience. Her areas of expertise include customer service, diversity, leadership development, conflict management, management and supervisory skills, and communication skills. A representative list of Sheree’s clients includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Verizon Business Solutions Centers, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Microsoft, UN Federal Credit Union, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Simmons Executive Education, and Xerox. Sheree received her BFA from the University of Washington and Master’s in Organizational Development from American University/NTL.
Shilpa Pherwani is an organizational psychologist by training and the Principal and CEO of IBIS Consulting Group, Inc. She has expertise in the areas of cultural competency, diversity, organizational development and e-learning. As a consultant and trainer, Shilpa provides guidance to organizations to develop and achieve their D&I business goals. She provides subject matter expertise in change management, organizational development and diversity to help organizations align D&I with business strategy. Shilpa heads the design and development team at IBIS for diversity e-learning tools. She has led the team for several highly effective programs for clients such as Aetna, Boeing, Campbell’s Soup, Grainger, ESPN, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Nestle, Microsoft, Sun Life Financial, and Xerox. Besides e-learning, Shilpa’s work with global and multicultural organizations has included conducting diversity assessments, diversity and cross-cultural training, leadership development, and implementation of diversity strategic plans. Shilpa received her Bachelor’s degree from Kanpur University in India and Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College with a focus on Organizational Development.
KeyAnna Schmiedl, M.B.A.
KeyAnna Schmiedl is a learning and development professional and Associate Consultant with IBIS Consulting Group. Her career has been spent exploring diversity and inclusion in the areas of recruitment and programming within higher education at Harvard University and enterprise wide within the healthcare sector at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her expertise is in partnering with clients to design and facilitate training programs focused on individual, leadership and team development through building communication skills and unconscious bias awareness.
KeyAnna received her M.B.A. From Fitchburg State University with a concentration in Human Resource Management and a post-masters in Organizational Learning and Development from Suffolk University.
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