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Fundamentals of Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Psychological safety is an essential component of any successful workplace, and is key to creating an open and trusting atmosphere. With the right strategies in place, employers can foster a work culture where employees feel comfortable taking risks without fear of judgment or retribution. Organizations that prioritize psychological safety are...

Starting DEI With A Goal in Mind

Leadership teams now know the importance of building diverse and inclusive workplaces to attract and retain talent, foster innovation, and create an organizational culture where everyone can thrive. DEI is not a one-time project, but a journey that requires continued work, investment and commitment. This journey is unique for every...

Creating an RFP for DEIB work

RFP processes can be an intentional, organized way to source a qualified partner for your DEIB journey. The process itself forces the organization to sift through priorities, determine goals and establish budget - which is critical in shaping the journey.   Unfortunately, the “standard” RFP process can be fraught with inequities....

Must Add Context: Why Contextualized and Ongoing DEI Training is Essential

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work is an ongoing process to cultivate a work environment where everyone can thrive. DEI is a journey, so it’s critical to contextualize what that journey means for your workforce. The most impactful training is tailored to the specific organization’s culture, goals, and values. Training...

Why DEI is “Mission Critical”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is more than just a corporate buzzword or a band-aid in a crisis. When done right, it’s a critical part of an organization’s ecosystem. It’s not the name of a “nice-to-hate” initiative, it’s the name of the game for anyone who’s been leading this work...

What’s The Cost Of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

For many organizations the need for cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion is understood, but the cost to get there can be unclear. DEI organizations can vary vastly in their offerings, approach, and yes; cost. Every organization is different and has its own unique DEI journey ahead of it. Finding a...

Identifying Our Own Biases: A First Crucial Step

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is a “must” for an organization's success. While many workplaces can attest that they are committed to DEI initiatives and actions, unconscious bias can often get in the way of achieving a truly inclusive and equitable workplace. Acknowledging our efforts in practicing...

Inclusive Language 101: Gender

Practicing gender inclusive language is a powerful way to promote gender equity and reduce binary gender bias in the workplace. It also creates a foundation of acceptance, inclusion and belonging in an organization.  Gender and sex tend to be used interchangeably, but these terms are completely different. Simply put, sex...

Inclusive Language 101: Race & Ethnicity

Using inclusive language for race and ethnicity is one step towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Just as it’s important to use proper terminology to communicate clearly, it is equally important — if not more important — to use affirming and inclusive language when referring to all persons. People fall...
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