The Diversity Consultant Cookbook: Preparing for the Challenge
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About the Author
Art Munin has served as a diversity educator and consultant for institutions across the United States for 15 years through his company Art Munin Consulting (artmunin.com). He currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Munin has coauthored chapters in the books Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success and Handbook for Student Leadership Development. His first book is Color by Number: Understanding Racism Through Facts and Stats on Children. As a complement to this work, he has served in several capacities through NASPA, including the chair of the AVP Steering Committee, AVP Institute faculty, associate editor for Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative, and the regional conference planning committee.
Joey Iazzetto has pioneered and grown over 100 successful startups and established businesses over his 30 year career. His work with global enterprise organizations including Verizon, GE, Motorola and Mercedes Benz has received national recognition and earned multiple industry awards. After co-founding UniCom Marketing Group in 1995, Joey served as National Chairman of MENG and lead the integration to create the American Marketing Association Executive Circle. Joey is a featured speaker at Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management, University of Chicago/Booth School of Business and numerous television and radio programs. Joey is currently the Chief Growth Officer of ICG Marketing, helping companies Identify profitable opportunities, Create measurable solutions and Grow revenue and profitability.
"As I read The Diversity Consultant Cookbook I kept thinking This book is an act of solidarity and love. Some of the most powerful diversity, equity, and inclusion experts I know offer insightful practical advice on entering and living in this work. More importantly, they offer wise words on sustaining the integrity of equity and diversity work. I will return to this book regularly. I'm willing to bet you will, too."--Paul Gorski "Social Justice Activist, Educator, and Author; Associate Professor at George Mason University "
"How I wish I'd had this book when I'd set out seven years ago full of questions and trepidation. With advice from leading DEI practitioners about everything from client care, self-care, engagement preparation, and maintaining integrity and a growth mindset along the journey, The Diversity Consultant Cookbook is sure to become a must-have for anyone in or entering the field. What a gift to us all."--Debby Irving "Author, Waking Up White, And Finding Myself in the Story of Race "
From the Foreword:
"Today, as the demand grows for people to have the capacity to work effectively within and across difference, the need for skilled and effective diversity consultants is critical. This book offers important topics to consider if you believe you have what it takes to serve your profession and community in this way....While the demand is greater now than ever, the work needed to hone your craft and establish your unique brand is also greater. The Diversity Consultant Cookbook will get you ready, so that you will not only want to serve the meal but enjoy the preparation as well."--Jamie Washington "President and Founder, Washington Consulting Group; Visiting Assistant Professor, Winston Salem State University, and 2019 President, ACPA "
"The Diversity Consultant Cookbook is a welcome addition to the field. The authors have managed to gather a wide range of perspectives that give any practitioner a head start in identifying critical distinctions of diversity and finding ways to address them. The work is substantive and has wide breadth at the same time. This book will make a difference...I recommend it highly!"--Howard Ross "Author, Our Search for Belonging, Everyday Bias, and ReInventing Diversity "