Do you wonder why your DE&I efforts have stalled? The reason is likely leadership. Whether ambivalent or well intended, some leaders are simply uncertain about what to do -- so they delegate the work to others who lack the skills to sustain change. If that describes your leadership team, Dr. Myers can help you maximize your DEI investment by using evidence to overcome inertia to drive meaningful change.
Inclusive leaders need a macro perspective and micro skills to drive change at all levels. Dr. Myers guides you with insights from sociology, history, psychology, and management in MBA level trainings that is:
Grounded in social science
Evidence-based skills needed to drive systemic change.
Customized to address ambivalent and mildly resistant audiences.
Comprehensive, to guide change at multiple levels.
Ideal for people ascending to new leadership roles.
I believe that you deserve solutions based upon evidence, not hype.
If you're ready to invest in meaningful change -- or you're curious and seek clarity about next steps, contact me for a free 30 minute consultation. Whether or not you hire me, I can provide tips about what you should consider. Why? Because I am committed to the quality of DE&I work that actually makes a positive difference.
Purpose of the Series
Disparate effects of the global pandemic and the police murder of George Floyd heightened awareness of social injustices that cost lives, health, wealth, and national vitality. As a result, many leaders have expressed or renewed their commitment to change. But how do you transform commitment into meaningful action? What prepares you to be an inclusive leader that meets the challenges of our time? Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate about answers. History is a wise guide. Continue reading...
This MBA-level training is ideal for senior leaders, professionals, mid-level managers. Seminars are customized to address matters that are specific to your industry and organization. Content accommodates leaders who are somewhat resistant, ambivalent, and ready to change.
Welcome your new executive team!
Senior leaders have tremendous power to create inclusive organizations. But learning to use your power differently can be uncomfortable and scarry when you've benefitted from the status quo. However, the costs of not changing are worse. Dr. Myers focuses on helping leaders develop skills to make the shift from ambivalence to action!
You will discover. . .
Insights about the origins of DE&I conflicts.
Your organization's readiness for change.
Practices that leaders use to drive large-scale inclusive change.
How to overcome typical barriers to achieve lasting results.
Audience: All industries, sectors and organizations.
Create a Culture of Care & Belonging
Research shows that providing cultural competence and DE&I training are not enough. The root problem is beyond biases. We address the basic psychology of relationship challenges to equip you with tools to become a more inclusive leader, team, and organization. Lead as if everyone's life depends on your inclusive leadership!
Audience: Healthcare administrators, clinical leaders and clinicians.
Faith-based Diversity, Inclusion & Just Organizations
Why is social strife rampant when ~70% of the U.S. population identify as Christians? Because ordinary sermons are not enough to create change. People need specific instructions about how to effectively connect beliefs to behaviors to create a culture that values diversity and promotes social justice.
There is hope! Studies show that structured faith-based education that combines theology with social science can lead to greater, swifter, and more sustained behavioral change than ordinary training. Dr. Myers facilitates faith-based seminars that help you build skills, collaborate with different people, and lead systemic change to uplift the common good.
Audience: Christian business leaders, professionals, and leaders in the faith community. Interfaith and secular options are available. Learn more...
What you will learn...
How Inclusive Leaders use their power to promote growth at all levels
Gain greater self-awareness
Identify personal blind-spots and how to manage them.
Avoid pitfalls of typical leaders
Improve decision-making skills.
Bring out the best in others
Promote fruitful collaboration.
Create a just, belonging culture.
Drive systemic change
Identify barriers to change
Manage psychology of resistance
Use data wisely
Align beliefs with behaviors.
Establish appropriate goals, rewards and consequences.
Define & celebrates success!
We use social science, not sentiment , to promote inclusive growth.
Diversity Research & Practice
Dr. Valerie L. Myers works with leaders and organizations to identify barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion -- and provide resources to overcome them. She uses data and diagnostic to target areas for behavioral and systemic changes. Collaboratively, leaders and teams develop skills to create an inclusive climate and link diversity to strategic goals.
Dr. Valerie L. Myers' expertise in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is informed by 25 years of academic, business, and consulting experience.
At the University of Michigan, Myers has conducted research in the healthcare industry and taught MBA and graduate courses in Diversity Equity & Inclusion. She also guest lectures in various executive education programs.
Through consulting, Myers has coached executives through diversity crises, educated governing boards, and developed strategic plans to reach diverse markets.
Clients benefit from Dr. Myers scholarship and continuous monitoring of the latest social science research, which she uses to insure that materials are are rigorous and relevant.
Organizational Climate & Diversity Management in Southeast MI Hospitals
Generative Change in Health Care Organizations: Co-Creating Health To Reduce Health Disparities
Diversity Ideologies in Action: Energizing Renewal and Excellence in Healthcare
Inspiring Inclusion: What is the evidence for faith-based leader development?
Faith & Diversity
Educating Leaders from...
What happens next...
Share your concerns, questions, and aspirations.
Strategize to co-create goals, scope & logistics.