Innovation that Leverages DEI and Heals Community Collaboration

November 2022
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The Science Center in Philidelphia, USA has been around for 60 years. In recent years the Science Center has elevated its commitment to look at diversity, equity and inclusivity in a systemic way. This article focuses on the Science Center’s engagement with ICW Consulting Group at the intersection of DEI, strategy and culture. This engagement is informed by a strengths-based approach and the principles of Appreciative Inquiry.


Author: Tracy Brala

Tracy Brala, senior vice president, Strategy & Partnerships at the University City Science Center, is on the board of the Forum of Executive Women and chairs the diversity, equity and inclusivity committee.


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Author: Ilene Wasserman

Ilene Wasserman, president of ICW Consulting Group and senior leadership fellow at Wharton College, has been on the cutting edge of practice and research in strengths-based methodologies and relational leadership, engaging diversity, promoting equity and fostering inclusive cultures. She co-authored Peer Coaching at Work


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Author: Jeff Branch

Jeff Branch, principal with ICW Consulting Group and assistant professor and program director of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL), works with organizations and their leaders to help them achieve and sustain high performance.


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