We provide consultative support in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Recruitment and Retention, Education across business, academic, and government, with emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math and other commercial and business entities. Specifically our target audience is company stakeholders who are charged with strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiting and sourcing a diverse workforce, developing company retention strategies that promote inclusivity, or are charged with workforce training and development to achieve the previously mentioned strategic initiatives.
As necessitated by the emerging demographic trends in population worldwide, our clients will be primed for recruiting, sourcing, and retaining a workforce that is reflective of the future. In order to create and maintain high functioning teams, executive leaders will be guided in strategies to bring together team members from diverse backgrounds so as to be better able to innovate, solve complex business problems, and create community in the workplace. Clients will also learn how to create equity and a healthy and inclusive work culture in which employees will thrive.
Wayne Gersie, Ph.D. is a leader in organizational development and change management, with specific expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging (DEIS). Dr. Gersie is also experienced in higher education, including recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff. His areas of proficient experience include climate assessment, diversity strategic planning, training and development in DEIS, student undergraduate and graduate recruitment, successful student transition from dependent learning to independent learning, undergraduate and graduate success programing, organizational effectiveness driven by measurable objectives, grant writing and corporate fundraising.
Dr. Gersie has served in higher education across various roles ranging from entry level, middle management, senior leadership, as well as involvement in non-profit boards and private consulting. He currently serves an Assistant Research Professor and Chief Diversity Officer for the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State and is the founder and principal of Oasis Strategic Consulting LLC. He has earned his PhD Workforce Education and Development, with emphasis on Human Resources and a Masters in Counselor Education both from Penn State. Additionally, he holds certificates from the Harvard University Institute for Management & Leadership Education, Cambridge MA and Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.