Jeffrey Cookson, GPHR, SPHR, MFA

PDI-C HR, Bias and Cultural Competence: From Recruiting to Retaining a Diverse Workforce

About Jeffrey Cookson, GPHR, SPHR, MFA

Cookson works at LCW as Manager of Training and Development and specializes in domestic and global diversity. Certified as a Global and Senior Professional in Human Resources (GPHR/SPHR) with 20+ years’ experience as interculturalist, corporate trainer and organizational consultant, Cookson’s also on faculty at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota teaching in the School of Graduate Studies. Certified as an IDI administrator, Cookson’s conducted several hundred IDI® individual and group feedback sessions. He’s developed and implemented skill-building programs such as “Working in Global Settings”, “Reducing Bias in the Interview Process” and “Communicating Across Cultures”. He’s directed the University of Minnesota’s orientation play “Pieces of the Puzzle” annually for over 16 years and has presented at several international conferences. Sample client engagements include 3M, Cargill, Lockheed Martin, Faegre & Benson, U.S. Foods, Caterpillar Global Paving, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Merchant & Gould, St. Jude Medical, Walters Klur, Amherst Wilder Foundation and, the Minnesota State Senate and counties of Anoka, Hennepin and Ramsey.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business