Sensitivity in the Workplace-With Focus on Diversity & Inclusion in Today’s Environment
Diversity is an essential factor in any successful organization, but to be successful, a diverse workforce must learn to work together. This training will help in implementing a company wide diversity understanding through learning how to expose important issues, create positive, productive work environment, and develop and implement a plan of action.
About the Speaker
The first head coach in program history, Danielle Lynch enters her eighth season at the helm of Penn State Harrisburg men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field in 2020-21. The 2019 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year has also served as the head coach of the cross country program since 2013.
In the spring of 2019, Lynch helped thrower Cameron Yon reach the pinnacle of college athletics when he won the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship in the Discus Throw. Yon is the first student-athlete in school history to win a national title, while Lynch is the first coach at Penn State Harrisburg to achieve the feat.
In addition to her coaching role, Lynch also serves as Penn State Harrisburg’s Senior Woman Administrator, Student-Athlete Welfare Coordinator, department Title IX designee, and sits on several university committees including the Senior Athletic Leadership Committee, the Development Committee for Athletics, SAF (Student Activity Fee), Title IX Self Study, and the WEcAREFoodPantry. She is a charter member of the Alliance for Women’s Coaches, an NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy Graduate, a Women Leaders in College Sports Member, and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. Lynch is the Chair of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Senior Woman Administrators and the Vice-Chair of the NEAC Cross Country Coaches.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology from Rutgers in 2003, Lynch earned her Masters of Science in Education from Bucknell in 2010 and is a licensed teacher. Lynch is a Doctoral Candidate in the Lifelong Learning in Adult Education program at Penn State University and has a research focus on the lived experiences of Black male professional athletes in light of the current social justice movements. Lynch is an NCAA and GreenDot bystander intervention facilitator and an ONETEAM LGBTQ facilitator. Lynch has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has been recently featured in CNN’s “Go There” where she and her husband addressed the challenges of raising Black children in today’s America. She currently resides in Harrisburg, Pa. with her husband, Tony, her daughter, Olivia, and son, Anthony.