Inclusive Leaders: Making the Invisible Visible: Confronting and Dismantling Barriers to Institutional Diversity within Your Organization

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

This 2-hour workshop is designed for formal and informal leaders interested in developing their sphere of influence and creating inclusive environments within their organization. Through open discussions and experiential activities participants will increase their awareness of challenges and barriers leaders encounter institutionalizing diversity, identify how they respond to power imbalances and systemic inequities within social systems, and explore the impact of one’s personal worldview, culture, and social identities on their leadership style and abilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify challenges and barriers leaders encounter institutionalizing diversity.
  • Describe the impact one’s personal worldview, culture and social identities have on their leadership style and abilities.
  • Identify effective strategies to confront and dismantle barriers to institutionalizing diversity in their role of informal and formal leaders.

10:15-11:15am Welcome & Overview; Group Activities
11:15am-12:15pm Power imbalances and systemic inequities; Strategies for dismantling barriers to institutionalizing diversity

CEs: 2 Cultural Competence
Level: Intermediate

About the Presenter

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family therapy, case management, and clinical practice. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomfield College, DSW and MSW from Rutgers University, Postmasters in Clinical Practice with Adolescents from NYU; and trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Bowen Therapy, and Family Therapy at Ackerman and Multicultural Family Institutes. Dr. Hubbard received the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016 and recipient of CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017 academic schoolyear.

Dr. Hubbard has served in a variety of positions since receiving her MSW: DYFS worker (children protection), clinical youth case manager, lead youth therapist in a treatment home program and clinical supervisor in an out-of-home therapeutic foster care program. Currently, Dr. Hubbard is teaching as faculty at Monmouth University School of Social Work; providing family and individual therapy as a private practitioner, and training DCP&P Workers as part of New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership. She provides clinical supervision and conducts workshops on institutionalizing diversity and providing clinical services from a social justice and contextual perspective. Dr. Hubbard is the current President of the National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter.

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