Bernardo M. Ferdman is a Strategic Partner with ICW Consulting Group. As a consultant, Bernardo has worked with a variety of organizations to improve performance and leadership, focusing on assessment and training in the context of diversity. He has focused on assessments, leadership team development, executive coaching, and organizational optimization in multiple regions of the world including the United States Spain, Italy, and Brazil. Bernardo has also designed training and worked with managers to support their professional and leadership development and has worked with organizations to develop Latino and Latina leaders as well as other leaders of color in both corporate and non-profit settings.
As a Professor at the San Diego campus of the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University. He has over 22 years experience as a consultant, teacher, and writer on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; ethnic and cultural identity in organizations; Latinos/as in the workplace, and organizational behavior and development. At Alliant International University, Bernardo led The Border Project/El Proyecto de la Frontera (1993-2000), an initiative designed to increase cross-border collaboration in behavioral science research, training, and service.
Bernardo has published over four dozen articles, book chapters, and books, and made more than 100 presentations at professional conferences in the areas of ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity; diversity and inclusion in organizations; Latino/a identity; and organizational psychology. His recent research focuses on the antecedents, correlates and consequences of the experience of inclusion, using the Workplace Inclusion Scale that he developed with his students. Bernardo has held many leadership positions in professional and community associations. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University, and his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. Bernardo is a native Spanish speaker and has a working knowledge of French and Hebrew.