Developing Diverse Teams
facilitated by Ferentz Lafargue and Kevin Thomas
Thursday, May 7
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
HR Conference Room
Whether you are a team member or a team leader, the diversity of your team will be crucial to its success. How can your group get to know each other, so that the richness of perspectives and life experiences are brought forward and valued? What conversations need to happen to remove the barrier of bias, especially when that bias is subtle or even invisible? How can you set a course for your team that will create the most opportunities for each person to shine? At this program, you’ll learn to:
- Assess team diversity
- Assist team members in developing their cultural competency
- Set team goals that encourage diversity
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About Ferentz Lafargue
Ferentz Lafargue is Director of the Davis Center at Williams College. Prior to arriving at Williams he was a faculty member in the History and Social Sciences Department at Georgetown Day School, and prior to that, a professor in the Literary Studies Program at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Ferentz is also a memoirist (author of 2007’s Songs in the Key of My Life) and an essayist often exploring New York and national politics and culture, Haiti’s diaspora, social media, and community outreach. Prior to completing his PhD in African American and American Studies at Yale University, he earned a B.A. in Africana Studies and English at Queens College, CUNY. The list of colleges and universities where he has given presentations include, Yale University; Dartmouth College, Williams College, University of California, Riverside and University of California, Irvine.