Registration for INCLUSION 2023 now open!


Concurrent Session
Fostering Inclusion and Belonging: Signature Events that Build Community
Silver Pearl 1
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 10/26/2022 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Discover engaging events and activities on a wide range of DE&I topics that foster workplace inclusion and belonging among both in-person and remote staff members. 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

Could your organization benefit from additional tactics for fostering inclusion and belonging? Join Penn State University Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council leaders to learn how they established enriching events that built a following among staff members while providing a sense of community with marginalized colleagues. The discussion will include how the council leveraged resources to offer a wide variety of events that engaged staff members in sensitive conversations and inspired them to create action plans to improve workplace culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Receive concrete examples for creating a workplace culture that values inclusion and belonging.
  • Discover cost-effective tactics for offering a wide array of events and activities that engage staff members in advancing a sense of belonging.
  • Learn techniques for providing a safe space for staff to discuss challenging societal issues and strategies for improving workplace culture.
Karen Armstrong Photo
Karen Armstrong, Director of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity,
The Pennsylvania State University
Annette Fetterolf, D.Ed. Photo
Annette Fetterolf, D.Ed., Analysis & Planning Consultant,
Penn State University
Tamra Fatemi-Badi Photo
Tamra Fatemi-Badi, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Council Co-Chair,
Penn State University
Mary Ohashi Photo
Mary Ohashi, Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity Office Coordinator,
Penn State University