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Diversity in a Global Context - Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.


Rady School of Management
Organizational Psychologist, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Organization Development Consultant, Leadership Coach

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. is a distinguished professor emeritus of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University—is a leadership and organization development consultant with over three decades of experience working with diverse groups and organizations to increase individual and collective effectiveness and inclusion. Ferdman—a SIOP Fellow, past Chair of the Academy of Management's Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and of AOM's Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, and a member of the Diversity Collegium—consults, writes, speaks, teaches, and conducts research on diversity and inclusion, multicultural leadership, Latinos & Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work. He has worked with businesses, NGOs, government agencies, and educational institutions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He is passionate about helping to create an inclusive world where more of us can be fully ourselves and accomplish our goals in ways that are effective, productive, and authentic.

Dr. Ferdman's book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion, (Wiley, 2014) is part of SIOP’s Professional Practice Series; its 24 chapters by 34 authors provide a state-of-the-art, research-based understanding of workplace diversity, with a fresh focus on inclusion and how organizations and their leaders can systematically create it, foster it, and navigate its challenges.

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