Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.

S6-J The Practice of Inclusion: Toward a Dynamic and Systemic Approach

About Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.


Bernardo Ferdman is passionate about helping to create an inclusive world in which more of us can be fully ourselves. Bernardo consults, writes, speaks, teaches, and conducts research on diversity and inclusion, multicultural leadership, Latinos/Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work. A professor of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University and a leadership and organization development consultant with three decades of experience, Bernardo has worked with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to foster inclusion, to implement effective ways of using everyone’s talents and contributions, and to build multicultural and cross-cultural competencies on the part of individuals, teams, and the whole organization, as well as to inspire individuals to find their own voice and make their full contribution. His latest book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Wiley, 2014), co-edited with Barbara Deane, provides a state-of-the-art, research-based understanding of inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it, and navigate its challenges. A member of the Diversity Collegium and an APA Fellow, Bernardo has served as Chair of the Academy of Management's Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and of its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business