About The Forum

For 30 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow their leadership and effectiveness in the field of diversity and inclusion by engaging people, advancing ideas and igniting change.

The Forum is part of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is led by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and leader of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. The Office develops and articulates the institution’s goals around fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community. In doing so, it works collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at to create a campus culture that values the unique contributions that all bring to the St. Thomas community. To that end, it seeks to create a campus culture where all members of the community can thrive.

For 30 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow their leadership and effectiveness in the field of diversity and inclusion by engaging people, advancing ideas and igniting change.

The Forum is part of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is led by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and leader of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. The Office develops and articulates the institution’s goals around fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community. In doing so, it works collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at to create a campus culture that values the unique contributions that all bring to the St. Thomas community. To that end, it seeks to create a campus culture where all members of the community can thrive.

Four Pillars of Learning

At a time when charged social dynamics, racial and religious polarization, and political division are being experienced in communities across the globe, leaders need a space to come together, explore and learn from each other what it takes to advance efforts toward true diversity, equity and inclusion in today’s workplace. 2018 calls for future forward thinking that engages our community around these compelling questions:

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How might understanding and leveraging emergent technology enable us to advance workplace inclusion?

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How can we expand awareness through shared experiences to build global inclusion wherever we are?

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How can we surface the wisdom of the next generation, and engage in reciprocal intergenerational leadership and followership?

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How can we engender true belonging as our work teams expand across borders, time zones, and cultures?

The University of St. Thomas considers diversity as indispensable to its academic excellence and the holistic development of its students.

As a Catholic university, St. Thomas has an extraordinary opportunity, as well as a special responsibility to create and maintain a climate that affirms the diversity of people and welcomes their many viewpoints, opinions and values. In our university community, our commitment to diversity means including, welcoming and supporting the people who live, work and study here. The university community includes those of diverse races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions and physical abilities. All provide a university experience rich in perspectives and opportunities to learn from one another.