May 4, 2022

Inclusion Coaches Part II, with Sara Taylor and Gina Kundan

Episode 116:

Selecting Peer Inclusion Coaches

What You Will Learn:

  • How working as a Resident Advisor during college introduced Gina to DEI as a profession
  • In what ways bias impacts productivity in the workplace, and how to overcome it
  • How peer equity/inclusion coaches fit into the MnDOT organization
  • Why it’s important to contribute to DEI conversations that are already being held
  • How to select peer equity/inclusion coaches for your organization
  • What are the most important parts of peer equity coach training
  • Why it’s crucial that peer inclusion coaches know what is beyond the scope of their job


About Gina Kundan

Gina Kundan is Deputy Director and D&I Manager for the office of Equity and Diversity with MnDOT. She has a strong passion for equity and remains committed to integrating a culture of inclusion into best practices.

Gina holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, focusing on culturally competent leadership and management, and a Master’s degree in Social Theory from Hamline University. She is a certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) administrator, and a trained mediator.

Making good use of her BFA in Dance from Wright State University, Gina spent several decades performing and teaching. She is currently board Chair for Ananya Dance Theatre. She’s a proud mother, grandmother, spouse, and auntie.

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