Diversity and Dialogue Expert
Deborah Flick, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in diversity and dialogue. She has more than two decades of experience providing consultation and developing and delivering training programs.
Dr. Flick is also a communication and multi-cultural programming consultant to Seeking Common Ground, an international non-profit that conducts intensive residential conflict management and peace-making programs for youth from the Middle East, South Africa, among other conflict-ridden parts of the world.
She has designed and conducted organizational diversity and gender assessments for Fortune 50 Corporations, law firms, and financial institutions. The results of these assessments have been used to make interventions and necessary changes. Additionally, Dr. Flick serves as an expert consultant in sexual harassment and sex-discrimination cases.
As part of her work, Dr. Flick has made original contributions to the field. She developed the Understanding Process Appproach to Intentional Dialogue, Diversity Journey Maps, and the Rationale-Based Approach to Building Inclusive, Respectful Workplaces. Several corporations have licensing agreements with Dr. Flick to incorporate her work into their leadership, diversity and team development initiatives.
During her 14-year tenure on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Flick taught courses on Workplace Diversity and on the legal, social and psychological aspects of sexual harassment. She initiated several innovative programs including the Women Studies Internship Program and the Gender Theatre Dialogue Project.
She is the author of the award winning book, From Debate to Dialogue: Using the Understanding Process To Transform Our Conversations. At the invitation of the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Program, Dr. Flick wrote a pamphlet entitled, Developing and Teaching an Inclusive Curriculum.
In 1977 Dr. Flick founded and directed Denver SafeHouse for Battered Women, which is still a thriving, non-profit organization. Today she volunteers her training expertise to the Valuing Diversity Program for the City of Boulder.