UNLV is committed to cultivating environments and experiences that continually promote performance for a multi-generational, multiracial, multibackground workforce, as evidenced by UNLV’s Top Tier 2.0 Area of Promoting Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion. Those who demonstrate a high level of cultural intelligence are most effective at realizing this goal. This course will help participants deepen their understanding of how diversity, inclusion, and social justice help them foster an equitable environment. They will help participants to develop an intercultural mindset and acquire the skills to shift cultural perspective and adapt, or bridge, behavior to cultural commonality and difference in leadership, team, and decision-making situations.
Dr. Makesha Spence, Principal Consultant at DRI Consulting and Managing Partner, DRIC Jamaica,
Dr. Makesha Spence is Principal Consultant at DRI Consulting and Managing Partner, DRIC Jamaica. She holds a PhD in Psychology and master's degree in Adult Education. As a former University President and faculty member, Dr. Spence is familiar with many of the realities faced by University stakeholders at all levels. She also has over 20 years’ experience in instructional design and training. Dr. Spence has designed and facilitated multiple sessions in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Humility, Unconscious Bias, and Diversity.
Jiayi Sun, Consultant at DRI Consulting
Jiayi Sun is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Macalester College with a concentration on Cognitive Science. Jiayi has expeirence with evidence-based research and multichannel communication. She also has skills in training, mentorship, and supervising primarily worked with people from diverse backgrounds. With a strong passion for promoting employee well-being, improving organizational culture, and addressing systemic issues, Jiayi is excited about figuring out best culture to be perpetuated in the system. She values teamwork, openness, and equity, looks forward to providing evidence-based services to clients.