Dr. Bernardo M. Ferdman
Distinguished Professor; PrincipalCompany: Alliant International University; Ferdman Consulting
Role: Session Presenter Sessions: The Power of Difference: Unpacking Similarities and Contrasts in Asian and Latino American Cultures, Identities, and Leadership Journeys (SEM-A) | Beyond E-learning: Pushing Technology Boundaries to Power the Future of Inclusion (S2-G)
Bernardo M. Ferdman, PhD, is passionate about helping to create an inclusive world where more of us can be fully ourselves. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches, coaches, and conducts research on diversity and inclusion, inclusive leadership, cultural identity, Latinos/Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work.
A distinguished professor of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, and a leadership and organization development consultant with three decades of experience, Bernardo has worked with organizations around the world to foster inclusion, to implement effective ways of using everyone’s talents and contributions, and to build multicultural and cross-cultural competencies on the part of individuals, teams, and the whole organization, as well as to inspire individuals to find their own voice and make their full contribution.
He recently created Inclusion@Work®, a digital coaching platform for learning about inclusion. Bernardo’s book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Wiley, 2014), co-edited with Barbara Deane, provides a state-of-the-art, research-based understanding of inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it, and navigate its challenges. A member of the Diversity Collegium and an APA Fellow, Bernardo is a past chair of the Academy of Management’s Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and of its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division.