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New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology

Moving the Needle on Diversity: From Training to Transformation

  • 15 Nov 2022
  • 5:45 PM
  • NYU: 133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor, NY NY


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Moving the Needle on Diversity: From Training to Transformation 

Typical approaches to shifting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in organizations focus on providing training or establishing employee resource groups (ERGs). These approaches may provide information and community, but are not consistently effective in changing behavior. Organizations get the behaviors they reward, support, and expect. In this talk, Aiken will share a systemic transformation approach to moving the needle on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in organizations, including providing best practices in measuring behavioral and attitudinal shifts to demonstrate results.

Presenter - Dr. Juliet Aiken

Aiken (as her friends and colleagues call her) is an organizational psychologist with a specialization in diversity and inclusion, statistics, and aligned strategic change management.

Aiken serves as a trusted advisor to help organizations pivot during periods of uncertainty (internally and externally), supporting them in developing systems for hiring, training, promoting, and retaining talent as well as guiding strategic plans and principals to direct these talent efforts. Her guidance is based in evidence, best practices, risk analysis, and deep relationships with organizational leaders that enable her to provide customized, impactful solutions. Aiken provides her clients with the tools they need to function independently, wherever possible.

Aiken has over a decade of experience in consulting and leadership roles in government, private sector, and nonprofit sectors. Her work focuses on creating spaces and services for the underserved. She is part of the team that won the 2017 Innovation in Assessment Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) for "Hiring Quickly and at a Low Cost under a Consent Decree." She also received the 2020 Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Early Career Award in Practice.

Event Location

The Wasserman Center for Career Development is New York University’s central career development resource, providing services and support to undergraduate students, graduate and graduate certificate students, postdocs, and alumni with a bachelor’s, master’s, graduate certificate, or doctoral degree from nearly every NYU school. In the past, Metro has partnered with this center to host its in-person events, and we are happy to be welcomed back for our in-person events this year!

We will try to livestream the event as well, so if you are not in NYC you do not need to miss out! We do not guarantee it will be flawless, but hope to have it as an option to any of our members who cannot physically attend.

133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor, NY NY

IMPORTANT: NYU's Vaccination Policy

In order to attend this lovely event, we have to align with the below protocols set by NYU. Click here for more information.

Vaccination Verification Process

For non-members the NYU policy has two routes to verification: pre-approval and same-day verification. We suggest pre-approval as the easiest route but this requires all guests and non-members to register for the event 14+ days in advance. We will submit a list of non-members to NYU two weeks before the event. You will receive an email to upload information about 1 week prior to the event and then can complete the Violet Go app on event day to access NYU premises.  

If registering less than a week before the event then you can visit the on-site vaccination check station at the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center (50 West 4th street) which is open from 8 am to 6 pm. You will need to bring an id and proof of vaccination after which you will receive a printed vaccination verification receipt good for one week. Note this site is 15-20 minute walking distance from the career center and may be busy so plan accordingly if you desire to attend cocktails and happy hour. 

Note anyone registering less than 5 days before the event may experience issues with on-site vaccination. METRO will try its best to coordinate with NYU officials to get you in their system but can't guarantee they will verify your status before your status as an attendee is uploaded. 


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