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Building Successful Interactions: Why Inclusion and Diversity Skills are Critical to Growth

Join Fred Miller and Judith Katz for a webinar series introducing concepts that support personal and professional development

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fred Miller, Judith Katz


This event is free




Being your Best Self  Webinar Series

The first webinar in our three-part series will focus on how our mindsets and behaviors related to inclusion and diversity affect the interactions we have with others and can make or break relationships and teams. During this webinar, we will:

  • Build common language about inclusion, diversity and equity and their role in how we interact and partner with others.
  • Discuss the differences that make a difference in our personal and professional lives and how they impact us and our partnerships.
  • Share competencies for interaction that improve collaboration, effectiveness and individual, team and organizational performance.

This webinar will be facilitated by Fred Miller and Judith Katz, two trailblazers in the field of inclusion, diversity, and personal and professional development. They are authors of several books, including Be Big (2008), which explores how we bring our full selves to our lives and work, and Safe Enough to Soar (2018), which introduces the concept of interaction safety. 

We hope you will join us for this free October webinar and the others later this winter:


4 Keys for Teamwork and Collaboration
December 2021 TBD
5:30-7:00pm ET
with Fred Miller and Yabome Gilpin-Jackson


Creating Interaction Safety
February 2022 TBD
5:30-7:00pm ET
with Fred Miller and Judith Katz

About this webinar series

The Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies is offering two transformational workshops in 2022:

Human Interaction Laboratory (HI Lab)    
May 1-6, 2022

foundational workshop designed to enhance your understanding of how you show up and interact in order to improve your personal and professional effectiveness

Developing the Personal and Organizational Self (D/OPS)      
May 1-5, 2022

An advanced workshop designed to build greater self-knowledge and fluency in using boundaries and choice to be more of the person you want to be at work, at home, and in the world

This FREE, three-part webinar series is designed to give you a taste of a few of the concepts and frameworks that will be explored more fully in both of these growth and development workshops. Whether you attend HI Lab OR D/OPS, you will be exploring concepts related to interactions, identity, and self-awareness, all of which are critical to growth and development



Frederick A. Miller

A past member of the board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., he currently serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann (a $3 billion family-owned business), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Partners (a real estate investment trust fund). Fred was the first person to serve on all three boards of the most prestigious organizations in his field—ATD (formerly ASTD), Organization Development Network, and National Training Labs (NTL). He recently completed terms for Pinchot (one of the first graduate schools focused on sustainability), and The Sage Colleges.

Cited as a forerunner of corporate change in The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, Fred has been honored as the OD Network’s youngest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals.

As CEO and Lead Strategist of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.—named one of Consulting magazine’s “Seven Small Jewels” in 2010—Fred specializes in developing workforce utilization strategies that accelerate results to deliver higher individual, team, and organizational performance. A pioneering change agent and thought leader in the field of organization development, he has led transformative change interventions in Fortune 50 corporations, large not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Merck, Allstate, United Airlines, Toyota, EILEEN FISHER, Northeast Utilities, Singapore Telecom, the McArthur Foundation, the City of San Diego, and many others.

Twitter: @kjcginc



Dr. Judith H. Katz

Fueled by her passion for addressing systemic barriers, known for her boundless energy and sharp analytical mind, Judith Katz has distinguished herself as a thought leader, practitioner, educator, and strategist for more than 40 years. She has created new paradigms in organization development and pioneered cutting-edge approaches to white awareness, inclusion, the leveraging of differences, covert processes, and strategic change.

Judith began her career by earning a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After continuing in academia, Judith joined The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. (KJCG), in 1985 and currently serves as Executive Vice President. She has led many transformational change initiatives in the United States and around the globe, partnering with such organizations as Allstate, Ecolab Inc., EILEEN FISHER, INC., Merck, the City of San Diego, Telecoms of Singapore, and United Airlines. She also co-created the Covert Process Concept and Lab with Bob Marshak.

Judith has been widely recognized for her extensive contributions. She was named a Pioneer of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2007 and a Legend of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals in 2012. In 2014, Judith received the Organizational Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also received ODN’s Larry Porter Award (2009) and the Outstanding Achievement in Global Work Award (2012). She received the DTUI Cultural Competency Professional Award in 2004 and the American College Personnel Association Voice of Inclusion Medallion the same year. In 2015 she was recognized as a Forum on Workplace Inclusion Legacy Leader. Judith serves as an Expert Panelist for The Diversity Collegium Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Twitter: @kjcginc

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