ILA Podcast

Diversity Training Then and Now: What Has Changed?

Maureen Metcalf Podcast Cover

with Carrie Spell-Hansson


Executive Order 9981 was issued on July 26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman. This order abolished racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces and led to the end of segregation in the services. In this session, Maureen is joined by Carrie Spell Hansson to discuss what we have learned about diversity and inclusion training in the 70 plus years since that Order.

Guest Carrie Spell-Hansson

headshot of Carrie Spell-Hansson

Carrie Spell-Hansson: Carrie works with individuals, groups, and organizations to promote and enhance personal and organizational effectiveness through research, coaching, and training. She is committed to providing individuals and organizations with the tools they need to survive and grow in the increasingly diverse and competitive domestic and global marketplace. She has held positions as Vice President of Finance and Administration, Dean of Intercultural Development, and Vice President of Organizational Development and Culture Change prior to launching her company, The Folke Institute for Transformative Learning in 2004. As a faculty member for the American Management Association, she teaches numerous courses in their Administrative Professional, Communication, Management and Leadership Portfolios. She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member teaching Organizational Behavior and Effective Multicultural Teams to graduate students.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.