Inclusion and Diversity Resources

list by Bernardo Ferdman (Updated 5-2009)


*      Essays on inclusion by B. M. Ferdman (“Inclusion starts with knowing yourself,” “Self-knowledge and inclusive interactions,” “The slippery slope of inclusion,” and “Inclusion and cultural transitions”) published in 2007 in San Diego Psychologist.

*      "So you have cultural diversity, now what? The tools and theories of inclusion" – article by Lisa Anderson, (focusing on B. Ferdman’s approach to inclusion).

*      A Matter of Difference (8 articles by B. M. Ferdman and M. N. Davidson in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 2001 to 2004, focusing on diversity and inclusion)

*      Creating and Sustaining Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations: Strategies and Approaches. By E. Holvino, B. M. Ferdman, & D. Merrill-Sands (2004). In P. Stockdale & F. Crosby (Eds.), The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity (pp. 245-276). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

*      Dancing with Resistance: Leadership Challenges in Fostering a Culture of Inclusion. By I. Wasserman, P. V. Gallegos & B. M. Ferdman (in press). In K. M. Thomas (Ed.), Diversity resistance in organizations. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

*      Working across Differences: Diversity Practices for Organizational Change. By E. Holvino & B. Sheridan. (2003, April).

*      Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity. By D. A. Thomas &. R. J. Ely. (Harvard Business Review, 1996, September-October).

*      Rethinking Political Correctness. By R. J. Ely, D. E., Meyerson, & M. N. Davidson (Harvard Business Review, 2006, September).


*      Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace. By M. E. Mor Barak. (2005). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

*      The Inclusion Breakthrough. By F. A. Miller & J. H. Katz. (1995). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. (See also

*      The Power of Inclusion. By M. C. Hyter & J. L. Turnock. (2005). Mississauga, Ontario: Wiley.

*      Developing Competency to Manage Diversity: Readings, Cases & Activities. By T. Cox, Jr. & R. L. Beale. (1997). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

*      Creating the Multicultural Organization: A Strategy for Capturing the Power of Diversity. By T. Cox, Jr. (2001). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

*      Managing Diversity: The Courage to Lead. By E. Y. Cross. (2000). Westport, CT: Quorum.

*      The Promise of Diversity:  Over 40 Voices Discuss Strategies for Eliminating Discrimination in Organizations. By E. Y. Cross, J. H. Katz, F. A. Miller, & E. W. Seashore. (Eds.). (1994). Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin.

*      The Global Diversity Desk Reference: Managing an International Workforce. By L. Gardenswartz, A. Rowe, P. Digh, & M. F. Bennett. (2003). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.

*      Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together, By W. N. Isaacs. (1999). New York: Doubleday. (See also:

*      Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. By D. Stone, B. Patton, & S. Heen. (1999). New York: Penguin. (For summary, see

*      Discussing the Undiscussable: A Guide to Overcoming Defensive Routines in the Workplace. By W. R. Noonan. (2007). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (See also


* - This website includes references and links to various articles – most focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion – written by Dr. Bernardo M. Ferdman.

* – The Institute for Inclusion is a new organization whose mission is “to impact the world by making inclusion mindsets and behaviors preferred and common practices, and the language of inclusion the common language.”

* This website includes a large set of articles and other resources related to diversity and inclusion, including all the archives of Cultural Diversity at Work.

* This is the companion website for DiversityInc Magazine, and includes articles from the magazine, blogs, news items, resources, and many links.

* – This is the website for Diversity Executive Magazine. Articles and blogs address a range of up-to-date topics related to diversity and inclusion in organizations.


Prepared by:

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.

Marshall Goldsmith School of Management

Alliant International University

San Diego, California, USA

Updated May 2009


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