DIVERSITY for the FUTURE
Maximize your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
Deborah Levine has assisted education organizations: school districts, colleges, and universities as well as nonprofit boards and staff in their DEI design efforts. With her considerable experience in program planning, community interface, teaching and management, she is able to design DEI projects that boost performance levels and broaden the scope of inclusion efforts on multiple levels.
Who Should Participate…
- Emerging DEI professionals seeking tools for the future.
- Leaders looking to build/ reinforce diverse team collaboration.
- Organizations establishing or re-designing their DEI programs.
- Marketing departments boosting connections with diverse clients and vendors.
- Outreach projects engaging community organizations and professional associations.
DEI Design is crucial for reshaping thinking and boosting creativity in today’s rapidly changing environment. Design planning includes…
- assessment of needs,
- defining the Vision and Mission,
- determining the goals
- outlining the goals’ objectives,
- delegating specific tasks,
- setting benchmarks and evaluation procedures.
Teams can assist in this process by going through the his 4-steps of the Matrix Model Management System. Organizations can avoid costly mistakes with this cognitive diversity system that combines the expertise of cultural anthropology with the strategies of urban planning. The System is flexible and agile with its an innovative approach to managing impediments to collaboration, inclusion, and engagement. 1) Storytelling Communication: use stories and cultural expression to communicate across cultural boundaries, 2) Emotion Metrics: build internal & team measurements for comfort levels and 3) Wisdom: develop wise decision making using Knowledge, Character, Vision, and Action – and 4) Planning: design programs customized to meet the needs of employees and clients.
Results: Create Programs that …
1) Communicate Effectively with stories that reach across cultural differences and avoid unconscious biases.
2) Manage Conflict by developing metrics that enhance emotional intelligence.
3) Problem Solve by using wisdom categories for improved decision making.
4) Develop short and long-range plans with goals, objectives, benchmarks and time frames for success.
Deborah Levine is a Forbes Magazine top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer, an award-winning author of 18 books, Editor-in-Chief of the American Diversity Report, and host of the ADR Podcasts. She has 33 years experience in DEI training and development. Deborah has course work, advanced degrees and research fellowships from Harvard U., New York U., Spertus Institute, UCLA, and the U. of Illinois at Chicago where she designed its Masters program’s focus on Arts & Culture.
With her considerable experience in program planning, community interface, teaching and management, Deborah is able to design projects that boost the performance and broaden the scope of inclusion efforts on multiple levels.She founded the Southeast Women’s Council on Diversity, the duPage/Chicago Interfaith Resource Network, and helped design/build the Cultural Center for Chattanooga’s Jewish Federation. She created a World War II documentary which has won in 15 international film festivals and she has been recognized by the TN Economic Task Force on Women, American Planning Association/Chicago, G100 Women, and Women’s Federation for World Peace. Deborah was selected for the 2021 Chattanooga Award in the Management Consulting Services category by the Chattanooga Award Program.
New York U.(Business program), Rutgers U./Camden, Unum Life Insurance of America, First TN Bank, SunTrust Bank, Galvanize Inc., US National Parks Service, Erlanger Health System, Maine Medical System, National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), SE Assoc. of Social Workers, Metropolitan Ministries, public schools in Tennessee, Illinois, and Oklahoma, and the City of Chattanooga.