Are you interested in harnessing the power of diversity within your organization? Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DE&I) culture and environment is vital to organizational success. Research consistently finds higher performance, greater creativity and higher cohesion among employees in diverse teams or organizations. Evidence also supports that DE&I organizations are better able to respond to global demands and protect their competitive advantage by proactively anticipating change. However, leaders and organizations continue to struggle with incorporating best practices and shifting workplace culture to be more inclusive. Fear of missteps can also work against efforts to create workplaces that are truly diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Our DE&I track is built around nine core courses in leadership, strategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses in DE&I, led by Dorinda Rolle, Ph.D., a distinguished facilitator and instructor in this field, will prepare participants to champion and embed DE&I strategies, concepts, and approaches into fundamental work practices.
Rolle is president of Rolle and Associates, a management consulting and training firm offering services to non-profit organizations and businesses in the areas of strategic planning, board development, corporate training, group facilitation, research and special projects. She has taught in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at St. Mary’s University and currently teaches African American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She conducts executive coaching, leadership training and organizational development consulting. In addition, Rolle is a motivational speaker to business and industry, nonprofit organizations, women’s groups, and on college campuses. She inspires her students and audiences to set high goals and to reach for excellence. Rolle is passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity in workspaces. She was appointed to the Affirmative Action Committee for the City of San Antonio by Mayor Julian Castro where she worked with city staff to recruit a diverse workforce. She is a past president of the San Antonio Association for Organizational Development and a past president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. Rolle also served on the Community Advisory Board for Texas Public Radio, and affiliate National Public Radio (NPR). She holds memberships with various civic and professional associations and volunteers her time and skills in a diverse range of interests including international efforts in Mexico, Tanzania, Japan, South Africa and Israel. She hosts international students attending local universities for extended periods in her home to acquaint them with American culture.