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January 26, 2023 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations: Benefits and Challenges of a Collaborative-Dialogic Approach


How do Collaborative-Dialogic Practices offer us resources for engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations of all types? The business model of the older white male in sustaining a dominance-based workplace culture will be reviewed. Drawing on participants’ lived personal and workplace experiences in DEI, we will explore the meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This may include the exploration of diversity based on our visible and invisible identities, such as, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc as well as our knowledge-making practices. In this workshop, we will explore how creating a culture of shared inquiry and curiosity across the organization affords us an inclusive culture. We will explore the dialectics of risking-taking and creating safety. We will focus on how to shift from role-based interactions to relationship-focused interactions and how this contributes to and challenges our understanding of the “other.” The organizational and personal benefits of the Collaborative-Dialogic approach in organizations will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will examine dominance-based cultures in workplaces by reflecting on their personal lived experiences.
  • Participants will identify how CDP/discursive practices apply to diversity, equity, and inclusion work in an organization.
  • Participants will discuss the importance of a culture of shared inquiry and curiosity as relational practices for inclusion.
  • Participants will apply role-based vs relationship-based conversations within small group consultations.

Diana Carleton, ED.D.

Dr. Diana Carleton is an HGI senior faculty, Taos Institute Associate, and Co-founder of Access Success, Int. She is the Former Program Director of OLLU MS Psychology program Houston campus. As a Life Coach and small business consultant, she is experienced in organizational consulting, coaching, teaching, and training across various organizations. Currently in Private Practice in Washington State.

Saliha Bava, Ph.D.

Dr. Saliha Bava, an organizational and relationship consultant and researcher in New York City, is an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College, N.Y. She serves on the Council of International Certificate in Collaborative-Dialogic Practices and on the advisory board of Taos Institute. For 25+ years, she has consulted, designed, and implemented play-based and collaborative-dialogic change processes for ADEI with organizational, community, family, learning, and research systems. She is the co-author of “The Relational Book for Parenting” and “The Relational Workplace” and has presented internationally. Visit to learn about her practice

7 CEU’s available: Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFTS, LPCs 

(2 Ethics and 3 Cultural Competency CEUs included)

Houston Galveston Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Houston Galveston Institute is pre-approved by Texas LPC, Texas LMFT, & Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, as a Continuing Education Provider.

Schedule of this Training:

Thursday January 26th, 9:30am-4:30pm CST

Virtual Location:

The Workshop will be held live on Zoom, an online video-conferencing platform. Participants will be emailed an invitation link prior to the workshop.

Training Fees:

Online Virtual Workshop: $39.00


Please register below or call: (713) 526-8390

ICCP VI Registration is Here!

An invitation to join us in this series of free online workshops.

Leading voices in Social Constructionism and Collaborative-Dialogic ideas, will engage in conversation with practitioners and scholars from different parts of the world. We will explore the principles and the applications of these practices in a variety of contexts and with different populations.

The workshops will be in English with simultaneous translation (languages to be announced).

Dates:  Saturdays May 14, July 9, September 24, and November 19, 2022

Time: 8 am-12 pm EST

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the form to receive the zoom link.

For the safety of participants and presenters, ICCP VI cohort schedule will only be hosted virtually. The in-person cohort will no longer be offered.
Thank you for your understanding & we look forward to you joining us!

Virtual Workshops
January 2022 – December 2023
10 Meetings over 20 months

The International Certificate in Collaborative Practices (ICCP) offers a unique opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary professional group to develop skills and expertise in collaborative practices, including, organizational development, education, therapy and research.

Delivered by Houston Galveston Institute (HGI) in partnership with the Taos Institute, the ICCP program includes a series of Houston based workshops, a structured reading program, ongoing faculty support and the opportunity to participate in a ‘student exchange’ program within the international ICCP network. International network members are located in Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

The ICCP program at HGI will be 120+ continuing education hours. These hours will be provided virtually. Workshops will be held bimonthly (every other month). Over 20 months there are 10 meetings which include a one-day workshop and a following day of clinical supervision and consultation. Participants must attend eight of the ten meetings to receive a certificate. These are held between January 2022 and December 2023. Please see the meeting/training calendar below for dates. Completion of the program will involve the submission of a final piece of individual work to the program’s faculty.