In this course the participants understand conventional approaches to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and some of the practical ways to build an inclusive legal practice and key areas to focus on, as well as how to measure progress over time. Participants can articulate why focusing on leadership development is so crucial to building a diverse and inclusive practice, and can explain the signature traits of an inclusive leader as well as some of the steps that can be taken to ensure alignment. Participants have the capacity to identify evidence of systemic bias and also how to counteract some of the effects of systemic bias by building a model for structural and behavioral inclusion in the workplace. Participants are able to identify formal policies and procedures for building diversity, creating a complaints mechanism, understanding your obligations under applicable legislation as well as some trainings and activities that can be implemented.
This course is taught by Kelly Stone, a lawyer from the United States with more than twelve years of international law experience. Kelly holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology and Philosophy, and has been working to strengthen the capacity of both public and private bodies in adhering to obligations under the law. Kelly is well-versed in legal analysis and research, and has provided technical expertise in developing legal norms and standards, assessing risk management and strategies, and has assisted government actors in developing policies and protocols relating to safety and security. Kelly is also a certified facilitator and has trained government officials, NGOs, and community leaders on a variety of topics, including law, policy, safety and development. In addition, Kelly has a demonstrative publication record, which includes peer-viewed journal articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces.