Diversity & Inclusion
FSA is committed to seeking understanding and fostering conversation about diversity and inclusion from a perspective anchored in values. To assist our members with diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations, we offer the following.
Workshop Facilitation with Marsha Wesley Coleman, FSA's Director of Learning and Development
An organizational development practitioner and executive coach, Marsha designs educational programs for FSA members and works with their leadership teams to develop strategies to improve organizational performance.
Her background includes more than 20 years of experience with KPMG and Black Entertainment Television. She also has a passion for mentoring and was the administrator for the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program for the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, a nonprofit trade organization focusing on diversity.
She is an adjunct professor in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Additionally, she completed the National Coalition Building Institute Leadership Institute for Diversity and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other individual and group assessment instruments. She serves as a certified Trainer for the Power + Systems Organization and When Cultures Meet Workshop. As a Master Trainer for the When Cultures Meet Workshop, she facilitated workshops in Nigeria, Hawaii and England and is the co-author of the soon-to-be-released "When Cultures Meet" chapter of The Change Handbook.
Diversity & Inclusion Training
Customized to your organization's unique needs
Intercultural Development Inventory® Assessment
New in 2020 is the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI) Assessment workshop that offers the opportunity for discovering one’s mindset/skillset towards cultural difference and commonality. Individuals take the IDI assessment to identify their own intercultural competence, which is the capability to shift perspective and adapt behavior to cultural difference and commonality. Following the assessment is a one-on-one meeting with FSA’s educator to review a participant’s IDI profile and individual action plan to achieve diversity and inclusion goals, both inside and outside of work. The IDI profile can be done on a group and/or individual level.
Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts
The program focuses on stereotypical comments and actions, explores why people don't speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors, and reviews techniques for speaking up against them.
- Understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements.
- Identify the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes.
- Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt.
The program can be tailored for your organization.
Facilitation Services | Facilitating Virtual Community Discussions on Race
A facilitated gathering during which staff or residents reflect about the topics of race, diversity and inclusion. Currently held virtually, a Community Gathering is a safe space for meaningful dialogue about race in America through the lens of our values. We can also design and facilitate customized experiences based on your current needs and desired outcomes.
A two-hour virtual workshop designed to reflect on the nature of cultural dynamics in organizations. This is an upbeat, fast-paced way of getting into sensitive topics affecting every organization. A non-punitive program, WCM doesn't assume that anyone is right or wrong. Rather, this workshop demonstrates that there are certain predictable dynamics that are set in motion by cultural difference and gives participants a greater appreciation for cultural difference with insight into the ways in which differences add to organizational effectiveness. This workshop is also available as a 3-5 hour in-person workshop.
FSA is currently working with outside partners to develop ongoing Diversity and Inclusion educational opportunities. Please visit our Upcoming Trainings page for an updated list.
Diversity Peer Group
This ongoing group, which consists of staff and residents from FSA member organizations, meets to discuss and share best practices on topics related to diversity and inclusion.