The Case for Diversity: Getting our Heads and Hearts in Line
by Principal Consultant, Leslie Traub
There’s a time and a place for case studies and PowerPoint presentations in business. But for those of us really looking to inspire transformational change in our organizations, we need more stories and more heart. Storytelling is one of most impactful ways to get buy in for your D&I strategy. Use these tips to build storytelling opportunities into your communications plan.
How to Build an Inclusive Learning Strategy
by Solutions Architect, Shayne Bauer-Ellsworth
The fundamentals of how, when, and where we learn have changed dramatically in recent years. In many aspects of our personal lives, we are faced with a myriad of new learning tools (YouTube tutorials, for example). And yet, those of us tasked with designing and implementing D&I learning initiatives are reluctant to apply these new tools. Learning takes place over time, needs to be reinforced using different modalities, and requires opportunities for application, feedback, and long-term performance support. Mapping out a learning ecosystem for your organization can help to sustain your D&I strategy.
Creating an Inclusive Environment for Remote Employees
by Consultant, Cory Schneider; Solutions Architect, Shayne Bauer-Ellsworth; and Solutions Consultant, Michael Thompson
Recruiting remote workers is a smart business practice that considerably increases an organization’s ability to hire diverse top talent. However, remote employees are a workforce that often face a unique set of challenges in the workplace, leading them to feeling shunned and left out. To retain remote talent, employees who telework need to be considered in your diversity and inclusion initiatives. With the right tools, principles, and thoughtfulness, leaders can engage remote employees from anywhere.
The Importance of Knowing Your Why: 4 Ways to Frame Your Diversity Initiative
by Principal Consultant, Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale
Knowing your why for your diversity and inclusion initiatives is critical. Every leader should be able to answer, “Why are we spending one dollar or one hour working on this initiative?” The majority of organizations get in trouble when their initiatives fail to build a clear and strong business case or fails to make the business case and rationale visible throughout the organization.
Mix Up Your Holiday Games
by Instructional Designer, Carrie Mills
Diversity and inclusion principles can be shared at any time! The holidays are a perfect time to break out a new game that helps participants better understand cultural competence, belonging, and diversity. Use these game suggestions to mix up your holiday games, and how inclusion is taught.