Create A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture
365 Days a Year
You Know The WHAT, You Need The HOW!
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are no longer 'nice to have' components of a successful organization, they are a 'need to have'!
You need a blueprint for creating the culture you envision- one where people are truly curious about their colleagues and can facilitate engaging dialogue.
The Research Is Clear...
Organizations with a diverse leadership team can experience 33% higher financial returns.
Top talent want to work at an organization where diversity, equity, and inclusion are apart of the DNA.
Innovation increases! Your organizations can deliver the right products and services to the people who need them most.
All of us genuinely want to show up to work as our true selves, be at our best, and create a culture of equality. It is up to you to create that space.
Imagine leading an organization where diversity, equity, and inclusion is one of the things you do BEST!
The amazing part is...
What if you went to work tomorrow and your entire workforce was engaged in discussions and activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
What if you could spend a few minutes a day facilitating meaningful conversations that crossed all departments, races, gender identities, generations, and more?
What if employees at all levels were curious about the diversity, experiences, and background of their colleagues?
Most leaders think a big, one-time training creates change on this level, but you know better!
You know that it's the small, coordinated, daily actions that create long-lasting, sustainable change!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Doesn't Have to be Rocket Science
Everyone has the capacity to create a culture that truly lives up to your organization's mission.
There are simple strategies that produce big results.
Believe it or not, the odds are in your favor! Diverse talent wants to work, contribute, and be successful at your organization.
It's truly a win-win!
So, if creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is so simple, why isn't everyone doing it?
Talking about topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion is difficult! This isn't something we learned about in school. In fact, until recently, we have been dissuaded from talking about these topics. In many ways, these things have been deemed 'off-limits'.
Actively listening to someone's experience is hard! We are wired to listen to respond, instead of listening to understand.
Empathizing with someone else is nearly impossible. For the past decade, researchers have been studying the decline in empathy- formally called the Empathy Gap. We aren't taught how to put ourselves in someone else's shoes without judging.
These are all barriers that make creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture challenging, and in some instances, unattainable.
To Successfully Engage in Difficult Conversations That Create Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Cultures, Details Matter
Establishing 'Agreements for Respectful Engagement'
Building interpersonal skills to participate in fruitful conversations
Assembling pre-approved conversation starters and activities
Embracing the feeling of uncomfortableness
Making tough topics a regular part of the organization's culture
Verifying post conversation routines that keep the conversation going
Although these things seem pretty straightforward, it's easier said than done.
Most business leaders that try to create cultures where DEI is a priority, often fail.
There is an easy way to get the results you are looking for in an effective and efficient way.
You could almost say that there is a science to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures.
But, most people get it wrong when it comes to getting started and seeing success.
It's not because it's super hard, but because most leaders just try to 'wing it' and try to figure it out on their own.
Plus, a lot of the information you will find out there that's freely available is either not accurate or too generic to work for your organization.
There has to be a better way!
When You Do Things The Right Way, You'll Get Results Like This...