Toolbox Building: Being and Creating Transformational Leaders in EDI

  • 09 Jun 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom - registration link will follow
  • 78


  • Current STL-ODN volunteers receive 50% off registration.
  • Registration code required
  • Past STL-ODN volunteers receive 1 free program until July 2022.

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Summary: Due to the inherent nature of oppression and power, many people, including seasoned organizational development (OD) practitioners, are ill-equipped to address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and related issues of power in meaningful and sustainable ways. In pursuit of our goals to be and train transformational leaders capable of addressing our greatest challenges as a society (e.g. ‘the Great Resignation,’ political tension, national mental health crisis, various-isms, etc.), OD practitioners must continue to build a ‘toolbox’ of resources to help us in our personal and professional roles as change agents.

This presentation will introduce participants to the Cycle of Liberation, a framework that helps OD practitioners…

  1. Conceptualize oppression (i.e., racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc.) in various contexts and
  2. Identify action steps OD practitioners can take in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and systemic contexts as developing change agents.

Learning objectives  

In this session participants will…

  • Learn The Cycle of Liberation – A tool to help conceptualize and organize positive action in personal and professional roles as (EDI) change agents
  • Explore practical ‘next steps’ as a change agent at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels
  • Co-create dialogue with fellow practitioners to explore and apply the Cycle of Liberation within their organization.

About the Facilitator:

Photo of speaker, Dr. Reuben

Dr. Reuben is a multi-talented human who is driven by passion for maximizing innate potential in people and organizations. He combines skills acquired as Division-I-student-athlete, educator, licensed psychologist, speaker, consultant, and artist into engaging speaking and training experiences that are aimed at enhancing wellness, communication and leadership skills within our human community.

Dr. Reuben works across industry. Former clients include: The American Psychological Association, Harvard University, Berklee College of Music. With humor, passion, compassion, intellect, and a collaborative style, Dr. Reuben offers invitations for individual and organizational transformation.

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