Lasher Teaches WFU Course on Navigating Diversity in the Workplace

The Forrest Firm’s Leslie Lasher will teach a seminar, “Navigating Diversity in the Workplace,” as part of a certificate program at Wake Forest University’s Charlotte Center. Lasher’s session will take place on March 16, 2017 at center’s uptown Charlotte location on College Street.

WFU’s Charlotte Center is an extension of the university’s business school that focuses on professional education, including curricula from the school’s highly-ranked master of business administration and executive education programs. Lasher’s seminar is part of a larger certificate program, “Diversity and Intercultural Competence,” aimed at corporate managers and small business owners who lead diverse teams or are implementing diversity initiatives and cultural competence programs for business units and companies.

Participants in the program will learn key skills such as increasing their own self-awareness of diversity, developing intercultural competence, understanding how to minimize the impact of unconscious bias in decision-making, improving communication and conflict resolution skills, and learning about organizational approaches to managing and leveraging diversity effectively. The program also enhances personal effectiveness while performing in multi-cultural work environments and virtual cross-cultural teams.

In Ms. Lasher’s course section, she will provide an overview of the regulatory issues surrounding discriminatory practices of protected classes, as well as best practices from the human resources field for inclusive workplace policies.

Lasher joined the Forrest Firm in the summer of 2016. During her time advising on matters of employment law and regulatory compliance, Ms. Lasher has worked with businesses and public entities of all sizes, across multiple industries. In her work at the Forrest Firm, Lasher primarily advises on regulatory compliance issues, helps employers and executives through transitions and sticky employment situations, and defends employers in litigation brought by their current or prior employees.