Foundations of Inclusivity: Values, Relationships, & Reflection

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Virtual Academy Webinars are only available to BHCOE Accredited Organizations and Members.

Two challenges organizations face in creating equity aligned work environments that lead to inclusive and diverse workforces are attracting diverse applicants and, if they are able to attract them, retaining them. In this webinar we propose that, while often viewed as separate issues, these stem from a common source: organizational culture. We offered three interrelated practices to bring intentionality to creating an equitable culture: values work, centering relationships, and ongoing reflection and self-assessment. We provided an overview of each along with specific strategies leaders can take in these areas to begin developing and integrating these practices as part of the organization’s culture. Obtain actionable steps to begin defining and assessing their organizational culture, specifically as it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

About the Presenters

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA, CEO and Founder. ULEZI, LLC

Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is a graduate of the Infant Studies Specialist program at Erikson Institute of Chicago. In addition to her BCBA credential, she is an Illinois licensed special education teacher and an Illinois Early Intervention provider and State evaluator. Professionally, she has served as a special educator, clinician, educational administrator and professor of special education. Her clinical experience spans infancy through adulthood. Currently, she is the CEO & Founder of ULEZI, LLC, Co-Founder and CEO of Pivot 2 Inclusion and serves as a court appointed special advocate, for children in the Illinois foster care system.

Scott Herbst, Ph.D., BCBA

Scott Herbst, Ph.D., BCBA, Co-Founder and Chief Programming Officer, Pivot 2 Inclusion

Dr. Scott Herbst earned his PhD at the University of Nevada, Reno and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is co-founder and Chief Programming Officer of Pivot 2 Inclusion, as well as president of SixFlex Training & Consulting. A recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Training and Organizational Behavior Management, his expertise centers on working with organizational leaders around identifying values and vision and aligning performance towards that. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior and Social Issues and regularly serves as a guest reviewer for numerous behavior analytic publications.

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