Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Impact on worker health and well-being
Fall 2016 Occupational Health Sciences Symposium
Co-sponsored by Portland State University and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
Friday, November 18, 2016
University Place Conference Center, Portland, Oregon
Description: This symposium will focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and their potential impact on employee well-being and health. The speakers will take a closer look at different aspects of diversity and will describe consequences for individuals as well as work organizations as a whole. Speakers will also present existing programs and training aimed at increasing diversity. They will point to specific ways in which organizations can help vulnerable workers through enhancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace thereby increasing worker health and well-being.
- 9:15 - 10:15 AM Eden King, Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Keynote: Understanding and reducing bias at work
- 10:30 - 11:30 AM Larry Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Beyond race and gender: The unique experiences of under-represented and under-researched employees
Handout and webinar currently unavailable.
- 12:30 - 1:30 PM Nichole Guilfoy, Safety and Wellness Program Coordinator, SAIF Corporation, Portland, OR Deconstructing the Language of Wellness
- 1:45 - 2:45 PM Ian Jaquiss, Disability Trainer and Community Outreach Specialist, OHSU Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Portland, OR
Workplace health and safety for employees with disabilities
- 2:45 - 3:30 PM Facilitator, Charlotte Fritz, faculty member, Occupational Health Psychology Graduate Training Program, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Panel Discussion: Q&A, final comments, moving ahead