Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D. (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) SHRM-SCP is the Director of Research and Professor with Graduate Programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Prior to her academic career, she built and led successful intercultural relations programs and facilitated cross-cultural collaboration in global organizations. She uses her extensive experience with global, cultural, demographic, ability, and neurodiversity, and cultural psychology research to help create inclusive and equitable workplaces. Her recent work is focused on supporting organizations in creating systems for inclusive thriving informed by an understanding of intersectional diversity. In addition to belonging, inclusion, and diversity, her areas of expertise include organizational effectiveness, organizational culture assessment and change, facilitating creativity and innovation, and training and training evaluation.

  • Belonging - feeling included and valued

    Belonging – feeling included and valued

    Belonging – feeling included and valued – is one of the key human needs. People of all backgrounds long to belong, and in theory, most agree that it is important to value everyone equally, regardless of any characteristics they were born with. In reality, inclusion is often conditional. Gender or skin tone, social status or disability…