Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not only the “right” thing to do, it also makes smart business sense! Here are a few studies that illustrate how companies who invest in DEI improve performance…
Integrated Work is excited to be partnering with Affinity Arts Consulting to design and deliver our upcoming cohort-based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program. Co-led by Trent Norman and Rebecca Brown Adelman, Affinity Arts uses the power of theatre to energize the development of community and organizational leadership.
Last month, our team offered another workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [DEI]. One key question we want to share is, “How do we respond to implicit bias and microaggressions when we experience, observe, or witness them, or when we are made aware of it in our personal and professional lives?” Here are a few reflections and tips about this topic from Nadia Ali, Senior Consultant and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert here at Integrated Work…
As we all take advantage of the benefits of remote work, coaches and facilitators also have the opportunity to offer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training programs virtually. The transition from in-person to virtual may be easy to some and challenging for another. How do you ensure that your online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop or training is inclusive?
Do you feel anxious when the topic of race comes up? Do you know what the words diversity, equity, and inclusion really mean? What is intersectionality? How do these words apply to our daily lives? Integrated Work is offering an interactive session to explore concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The diversity and inclusion concept of cultural humility is an instrument employed by institutions and organizations that seek to achieve cultural transformation. In her TEDx talk on Cultural Humility, Juliana Mosley challenges us to practice cultural humility so we may observe our own personal biases and collectively learn to embrace, appreciate, and live communally with those who are different from us.
Being anti-racist and re-imagining a more just and equal world isn’t neat and tidy work, yet I know that fear of “doing it wrong” can hold us back from doing anything at all. If I’ve made any progress at all in my own journey over the years, it has come from making peace with that mess and from being more willing to do something imperfectly than to do nothing at all.
Staying informed, understanding, inviting others to the conversation, engaging in difficult and uncomfortable discussions are good places to start. Here are some resources that we’ve curated and were shared within our network…
Given the events of recent days, the team at Integrated Work continues to explore resources to deepen our collective understanding of the role of racism in our culture, and to help support meaningful conversations that can help us all make progress toward the creation of equity. Mike Biselli, who has been catalyzing a movement to reimagine healthcare, recently hosted a compelling podcast “Confronting Systemic Racism in Healthcare” featuring industry expert Duane Elliot Reynolds.