Making Change: Exploring the Intersection of OD and Diversity and Inclusion
with Mary Martinez, Diversity and Inclusion Practice Leader
According to the ASTD, “Organization development practitioners help companies manage change and align people, process and practices for success.” This means that they have a lot in common with those tasked with leading diversity and inclusion (D&I). In fact, diversity work IS organization development. In this session, Mary will explore some of the models and trends in D&I and how OD and D&I come together to advance change efforts in organizations. Some of the topics she will explore include the need for deeper senior management involvement in leading D&I change, the value of better integrating the often independent change efforts of individual stakeholder groups, and how to ensure that the diversity and inclusion “lens” is applied to all systems within an organization. The session will be interactive and offer opportunities for participants to share their own experience and learnings.
About our presenter
Mary Martinéz, is currently the diversity and inclusion (D&I) practice leader for APTMetrics, Inc. As an experienced D&I practitioner, she provides guidance and support for organizations that are committed to maximizing the bottom-line benefits of D&I through assessment, engagement, and measurement. She has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and as an HR leader in organizations representing multiple industries and in the nonprofit sector where she has implemented a wide range of diversity and talent initiatives.
Mary has authored numerous articles for diversity publications, served as an instructor for diversity courses for Cornell’s Continuing Education program, and presented on diversity at a number of symposia. She holds an M.B.A. in management–organization behavior from Bernard M. Baruch College, NYC.
About SFLODN Monthly Meetings
Our meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month, except January's meeting on the second Thursday (on the 10th).
Dinner is included! Networking and dinner begin at 5:30.
The program begins at approximately 6:15.
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Location: Right Management
1301 East Broward Blvd.,
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