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The Science of Inclusion & Belonging

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Watch this free online leadership training session to increase your knowledge of the skills and competencies associated with inclusive leadership.

Leaders recognize the benefits that diversity brings to any community. Without inclusion and belonging, however, a diverse workplace cannot thrive. Leading researchers from Harvard, Purdue, and Duke have identified that the brain experiences exclusion in the same way that it does physical pain. Ignoring this basic, fundamental human need has widespread and damaging implications on workplace environments.

As leaders, we need to develop awareness of subtle individual and collective changes that can be made in order to maximize feelings of inclusion and belonging, and promote a workplace culture where creativity, performance, innovation, and collaboration thrive.

In Science of Inclusion & Belonging online leadership training session, participants will learn …

  • Foundational ideas and concepts associated with the science of inclusion and belonging and how these enhance leadership

  • The core characteristics of inclusive cultures

  • The important role that psychological safety and trust play in inclusion and high-trust behaviors

Learn more about The Science of Inclusion & Belonging in this online, self-paced leadership development course.

Learning Facilitator

The Science of Inclusion & Belonging presented by Dr. Betty Iglesias Snyder

Dr. Betty Iglesias Snyder is a licensed clinical psychologist. She works as a trainer, coach, mediator, DEI consultant, and facilitator. Her work focuses on healing and educating individuals, communities, and organizations globally. Dr. Snyder was formerly Director and Associate Clinical Faculty for the Center for Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program at Southern Methodist University. She also serves as a lecturer at both the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law and the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. She teaches courses in communication, mediation, psychology of conflict, culture and gender, peacebuilding, and neuroscience. Prior to her work at Southern Methodist University, she worked as a program director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law where she provided a wide range of alternative dispute resolution services including multi-party mediation to governmental agencies, policymakers and others involved in public disputes. She is a published author and has been featured in two documentaries.


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