Meet Linda Calvin! Linda is currently the Vice President of Information Technology for Ivy Tech Community College. She is a wearer of many hats: she loves solving problems using digital and communications solutions. She believe in technology not for the sake of, but because she's witnessed how technology influences change, resurrects and establishes brands, and positively impacts the bottom line. Linda is unafraid to follow process so she can influence it - or test it’s flexibility. She enjoys managing people; engaged employees are critical to the success for any organization.
The Guarden, LLC is a place where things can grow. Founded by Nichelle Whitney, The Guarden offers diversity education training for institutions, corporations, and organizations of all sizes. The education is approached from a lens of grace and reaching for the highest point of unity, so workshops usually include opportunities for introspection and centers on helping individuals reach for reconciliation rather than resentment.
The Guarden's services are founded on three guiding principles:
Everyone deserves education
Education comes with accountability
We choose to extend grace
The Guarden offers keynote addresses, workshops and training for groups of all sizes and industries. We conduct training in-person and virtually and with context to healthcare/STEM, corporate America, local government, and higher education. The Guarden focuses on strategic partnerships, methodical approaches to education, and imperfection in humanity, so we ask the tough questions to get you and your team to achieve collective goals.
Hello Sunshine! My name is Nichelle Whitney, and I am the creator of The Guarden. I have spent much of my adult life as a scholar, a professional, and community-change agent. My heart for diversity education stems from the notion that education is important, but grace, accountability and reconciliation are required. In addition to diversity and inclusion workshops, Nichelle leads diversity recruitment and outreach efforts for an institution of higher learning, chairs the Monroe County Women's Commission, serves with the Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County Board of Directors as a Fellow, and chairs the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee for the state of Indiana.