SIETAR USA Webinar Series

Dedicated to providing continuing professional education opportunities, the Webinar Series from SIETAR USA features leading practitioners working in key areas of intercultural and DEIB theory and practice.

The depth and diversity of the webinars is designed to grow your knowledge base and to provide a positive impact on your work in the ever-evolving professional landscape. The Webinar Series is just one example of  SIETAR USA’s commitment to support transformational growth and intercultural understanding through professional interchange with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice.

Your participation and feedback are welcome and appreciated.


Exploring Paradoxes & Challenges of Inclusion

October 4, 2023 - 11:30 am-1:00 pm (US Eastern)

Your Presenter:
Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D., Principal & Founder at Ferdman Consulting

What makes diversity and inclusion—seemingly so simple—also so complicated and difficult to achieve? Truly bringing inclusion to life can sometimes feel quite challenging, especially when there seem to be forces pulling in many directions, and various inherent dilemmas involved in working with and across differences. In this session, we will explore three key paradoxes or challenges of inclusion—those involving self-expression and identity, boundaries and norms, and safety and comfort—and consider their implications for engaging and building collective capacity for DEI.

Members Sign Up
NON-Members Sign Up

About Your Presenter

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D., Principal & Founder at Ferdman Consulting and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Alliant International University, focuses on supporting leaders and organizations bringing inclusion to life and is passionate about helping create a more inclusive and just world where more of us can be fully ourselves and make a difference that matters. Bernardo, who immigrated to the U.S. from Argentina as a child, earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at Yale University and an A.B. degree at Princeton University. (See more details at

Want to present in the Webinar Series?


The SIETAR USA Webinar Team is always on the lookout for new and different presentations that will appeal to practitioners in intercultural relations, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, and more. 


Got a topic you’d like to present? Please complete the form at the link shown below. Your completed form will go to our Webinar Team for review, and they will contact you for further details and the possibility of scheduling your presentation as part of the SIETAR USA Webinar Series.


Complete Form