Diversity from a Systems Standpoint

In this zoom conversation Lisa Tabor will discuss how taking a systems approach to diversity yields better results.

About this event

What: Zoom Conversation with Lisa Tabor, owner and president of CultureBrokers® LLC about taking a systems approach to diversity.

When: Friday Feb 25th, 2021 – Noon Eastern

How: Zoom Conference call – details upon registration

Cost: Free.

Topic: Diversity from a Systems Standpoint

In an adaptation of a program from CultureBrokers’ series, “Building Equity Competence”, Lisa Tabor will discuss the relationship between diversity and systems. She will explore how we can all leverage this relationship to deliver more equitable outcomes for our clients and communities.

Our Guest

Lisa Tabor is passionate about systematizing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She wants to see a world where ALL organizations deliver quality service and great results to all stakeholders all the time, regardless of race, ethnicity or culture – a world where a philosophy of mutual benefit and success is part of every organization’s DNA.

As owner and president of CultureBrokers® LLC, she taps this passion to help big and small government, nonprofit and business organizations execute behaviors that effectively meet the needs of culturally diverse customers, employees, suppliers and communities. For more than 15 years, her company has consulted on a variety of cultural diversity, inclusion and racial equity projects related to key functions in governance, strategy, finance, marketing, research & development, information technology, customer service, human resources, community engagement, procurement, space design, and operations.

Before starting her business, Lisa managed teams in media, retail and business associations. At the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Lisa delivered the Leadership Saint Paul program and developed the Mayor’s Leadership Academy in 2003, which still runs. This program was the first to introduce city leadership staff to cultural competence development. At the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, she built its first relationships with the city’s communities of color, introducing them to the tourism economy. This work led her to start CultureBrokers Foundation, where she created Saint Paul’s African American Heritage Corridor and catalyzed the city’s ethnic destination development movement. She helped lead the World Cultural Heritage District program which launched Little Mekong, Little Africa, and the Rondo Business and Cultural Heritage District. Her work quickly evolved to developing the Intercultural City Initiative (ICI), an adaptation of the global Council of Europe program. In 2018, CultureBrokers helped Rochester MN became the first American city to join the global network and conduct a formal Intercultural City assessment.

Lisa contributes to Minnesota’s quality of life by serving on many boards and councils, including the Saint Paul NAACP, 2019 Final Four Impact Advisory Council, African Economic Development Solutions, and African American Registry®, Green Line Light Rail Station Area Advisory Council, Arts and Culture Partnership of Saint Paul, and the National Community Leadership Association.

You can learn more about Lisa Tabor at: https://www.culturebrokers.com/


Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (https://humanistlearning.com)

Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment. Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at: https://cisa.asu.edu/node/5817

Continuing Education:

Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. This program has been submitted to HRCI and approved by SHRM for 1 hour continuing education credits and participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: https://humanistlearning.com