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    FLKSHRM Elisa Levy - Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity

    Date: November 18, 2020, 11:30am
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    Pending HRCI & SHRM PDC 1 hr

    Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity

    A comprehensive training that promotes understanding, respect and inclusion is essential to all businesses and communities. In an increasingly diverse world, individuals must have the tools to understand differences based in gender, religion, race, age, socio-economic background, sexual identity and orientation, and other defining factors of the human experience.

    A training on diversity, inclusion and sensitivity ensures that employees’ rights are respected, and it leads to better, happier and more productive organizations. A 2016 study by The Economist found that the majority of its survey respondents believe diversity and inclusion promote better talent management (71 percent), employee satisfaction (64 percent), collaboration (57 percent) and corporate reputation (57 percent).

    In this training, participants will learn how to:

    • Avoid unconscious bias
    • Eliminate micro-aggressions
    • Strengthen communication and understanding of different identity groups
    • Address unwanted, hurtful and insensitive behaviors
    • Utilize language that is inclusive and free from bias



    Elisa Levy brings to the table a unique combination of international conflict resolution and private business development. For more than two decades, she has owned a consulting business that works in the public and private sectors with global organizations such as the United Nations, Oxfam and other multilateral institutions, and also with private businesses that range from Fortune 500 companies to small hotel chains and restaurants.  Her work has brought her to some of the world’s most volatile places including Iraq, Kosovo, and the Balkans. She applies the lessons on conflict resolution from these intense situations to her work in the private sector.

    Levy began her career as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, where she served in the first group of volunteers to enter the small Soviet country of Moldova. She then received a master’s degree in International Affairs and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and went to work full time for the United Nations. In 2000 she launched her own consulting business and began applying her global skills to the private companies, many of them small and medium sized businesses.

    Levy is the author of the book “Emotional Equity: 7 Principles to Building A Culture of Trust and Achieving Success in Business”, and “With an End in Sight” a book on violence prevention in seven countries around the world, (published by the United Nations).  She has also authored many published essays and articles on leadership and conflict resolution in trade journals and anthologies. She has a column called “People Smarts” in the business section of a South Florida newspaper.