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Let’s Talk: Building Bridges to Inclusion

This course is approved for 4 PDCs by SHRM.

This class is not being offered at the moment. If you are interested in taking this class in the future please email tsoutherlin@georgiasouthern.edu.

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Conversations can be tough, especially when they’re about a topic as complex and intricate as diversity. This workshop is designed to spread awareness and cultivate an appreciation for diversity in the workplace. We will first become familiar with workplace diversity and explore how daily interactions are impacted. Those who take part in this conversational workshop will leave with a greater understanding of the messages we receive about ourselves and about those whose backgrounds are different from our own. 

The overall goal is to provide a foundation for understanding the rationale for a legislative framework around diversity. We’ll also discuss the benefits of having and retaining a diverse labor force and how to move from “doing diversity,” to integrating inclusion into everyday practice.

From topics as non-threatening as customer service to topics as delicate as race relations, diversity, and inclusion, Maxine L. Bryant has repeatedly captured the hearts and minds of many audiences.  She is a very able orator who is well versed in a variety of topics and has presented and/or developed workshops, lectures, and keynote addresses to diverse audiences across America, in Negril, Jamaica, West Indies; Cairo, Egypt; and Ghana, Africa.

In 1998 Dr. Bryant launched Bryant Educational Seminars & Training (BEST), a training and consulting firm that is known for offering high quality, life-changing impactful workshops.  In December, 2011, Dr. Bryant relocated to Savannah, GA from Indianapolis, IN and is currently a Professor of Criminal Justice and the Interim Associate Provost/Chief Diversity Office at Georgia Southern University. She is a published author of two books and has been recognized and honored in many ways over the years.  In 1994 she was recognized as one of America’s 2000 Notable Women.

Additionally, Dr. Bryant is listed in the 1998 editions of the Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest and in the International Who’s Who of Professionals. Dr. Bryant has been honored with multiple awards at the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. While these honors are indeed meaningful, Maxine’s greatest honor has been the privilege of parenting her daughters, Dr. Khaliah Shabazz and Mayosha Martin-Bryant, who passed in November, 2011; and her son, Jonathan. Dr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, a Master of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University. All of her degrees have a concentration in Criminal Justice & Corrections.

For more information about this course, please contact us at 912.478.5555.

Last updated: 3/18/2020