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The Inclusion Competencies Inventory: A Skill-based Approach to Inclusion

Dr. Joyce S. Osland, San José State University
Dr. Allan Bird, The Kozai Group, Inc.
Dr. Joanne Barnes, Indiana Wesleyan University

Interested in learning how well equipped your students are for inclusion?

If so, join our webinar describing a new assessment instrument – the Inclusion Competencies Inventory (ICI). To date, diversity research and training has seldom taken a competency-based approach. Instead, training emphasizing white privilege or unconscious bias is more common in some countries, even though it occasionally results in resistance and there is little research evidence that it works. Building on the way we teach cross-cultural differences and utilize intercultural assessments, we focus on an individual-level, competency-based approach that is less likely to engender resistance and more likely to promote personal and organizational change in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. After describing the rigorous instrumentation process used to create the ICI, an expert diversity trainer will describe her experiences using the ICI to trigger diversity, equity, and inclusion work in three different organizational settings.

Key takeaways:

• Introduction to an assessment model and instrument on inclusion competencies
• Useful materials to help incorporate inclusion into your teaching
• Varied applications for using the ICI
• Directions for future inclusion research

Mar 11, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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