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I-C-U In Workplace Inclusion
I-C-U In Workplace Inclusion

Thu, Oct 19


Centenary University Lackland Center

I-C-U In Workplace Inclusion

The I-C-U In Workplace Inclusion Workshop provides attendees with approachable and actionable steps they can employ to encourage and create a workplace culture of compassionate inquiry and psychological safety. Presented by the Sussex Warren Society of Human Resource Managers

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Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Centenary University Lackland Center , 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, USA

About the event

Please join us for our first ever hybrid meeting! We will meet in person at Centenary and the speaker will present remotely. Attendance is $20 to attend virtually, but for just $5 more, attend in person with dinner and networking included (prior to the presentation). This meeting is approved for 1.5 SHRM and HRCI credits. Please note – cut off time for registering for the virtual only option is Wednesday Oct 18th at 11:59pm. No registrations for virtually only will be accepted the day of the meeting.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Managers who promote inclusive team dynamics encourage their employees to ask tough questions, share their insights, and build on each other's creativity. They leverage different perspectives, skills, experiences, and backgrounds that help diverse teams work together more effectively. Positive team dynamics creates a safe space where everyone feels valued and has a sense of belonging.

Although well intended, corporate inclusion programs frequently focus solely on building DEI awareness of bias and the development of diverse candidate slates with the hope of increasing diverse employee representation. Although that's a necessary first step, the true impact of an inclusion and team effectiveness program is reflected in a 'day in the life' of its intended beneficiaries. Effective inclusion is for the benefit of all employees, with a special emphasis on creating a culture of belonging for those who represent the views and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups.

The I-C-U In Workplace Inclusion Workshop provides attendees with approachable and actionable steps they can employ to encourage and create a workplace culture of compassionate inquiry and psychological safety. I-C-U is short for "I See You", which when effectively leveraged as an evaluative lens, takes into consideration the unique needs and aspirations of each member of your diverse workforce.


Attendees will learn the negative impact of inference on workplace interactions (Chris Argyris's Ladder of Inference)

Attendees will receive an overview of a team effectiveness framework, The Four Player Model (David Kantor), meant to engage and encourage effective team communication. This segment of the workshop will provide practical ways to bringing out the best in each ‘player persona’.

Attendees will be provided rarely articulated 'insights' into the cultural fatigue and un-intended stressors and silent microaggressions experienced by traditionally marginalized members of their workplace culture.


As an ICF certified executive coach, SPHR and champion of inclusive leadership, Cheryl's passion is speaking to HR Executives and C-Suite leaders on the topic of inclusion as a key engagement strategy. In her executive coaching and consulting practice she is frequently engaged by companies who seek her expertise in coaching women and professionals of color.

In addition to one-to-one coaching, her practice provides group coaching and CEO mastermind facilitation. She has developed and facilitated leadership development curriculum for both public and privately held companies and has coached and advised senior leaders and C-Suite professionals from financial services, healthcare, energy, consumer goods, academia, technology, and the government sector.

She is a Director and Board Facilitator for the Rhode Island CEO Council, an executive consortium for CEOs from across the State of Rhode Island. Cheryl is also an executive coach partner of MIT’s Sloan School of Management in support of their Sloan Fellows MBA Program.

With over 25+ years of experience leading strategic, talent development and cultural initiatives, Cheryl has held HR leadership roles, within a handful of well-known Fortune 500 companies, culminating in her last role of SVP Human Resources working for a small public company.

Cheryl earned her BS in Business Administration from Bryant University and MS in Human Resources Counseling from Northeastern University. She received the distinction of SPHR from the HR Certification Institute in 2005 and became a charter recipient of the SHRM SCP Certification in 2016. She is also a Certified Executive Coach, acquired via her studies with the Center for Executive Coaching in 2019.

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