Terms for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Identity

John Bennett/ February 8, 2021/ Resources, Teaching/ 0 comments

Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are not new. The challenges of each have been present since (dare I say) the beginning of time. Thank goodness, that today there is a heightened awareness of the need to consciously, intentionally and proactively work to be inclusive, appreciate and leverage diversity, practice equity, and seek justice. Many social identities—e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion,

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If We Had Only Known: Experiences from Use of Self Educators

John Bennett/ April 24, 2020/ Publications, Resources, Teaching/ 0 comments

The following appears in Organization Development Review, Winter/Spring 2020, Volume 52 Number 1. It is co-authored by myself and Heather Berthoud. A PDF of the formatted article as it appears in the review is available here. ______________ Every day we use our “self”. How did we learn to do this consciously? And, how can we teach others to be more aware

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PUBLISHED: Stories of Success From the Western North Carolina and North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church

John Bennett/ April 22, 2020/ Publications, Resources/ 0 comments

Building on the experiences of 15 successful congregational leaders in the United Methodist Church, John Bennett, Ph.D., and Julie Gawle along with five graduate students (Emily Carpenter, Brendan Coffey, Danielle Frottier, Laurie Meek, and Tori Scarborough) from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, identify and explore leadership behaviors that support congregational vitality.  In this study, 15 pastors

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