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We strive to embrace diversity and inclusion in our schools and workplaces, but we often fail to understand what this looks like practically. Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander believes that with a little effort, we can move diversity and inclusion from theory to practice.
CEO of Human Facets, Helen has a 25+ year successful track record in the field of Global Inclusion. She is an internationally recognized Thought Leader on Unconscious Bias, global inclusion and diversity. As creator of “Cognizant” — Unconscious Bias assessment tool and the “ISM Profile” for measuring Inclusion Skills gaps, her work has contributed to clients winning the Catalyst Award for Gender improvements. Helen is passionate about Inclusion work and relaxes by watching and playing golf.
Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language, and creator of TRUTHPLANE™, a communication training company and unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate to an audience with impact. Mark gives keynote speeches worldwide on persuasive verbal and nonverbal language and communication structures to stand out, win trust and profit when you speak.
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.
A Film by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares
Political Animals chronicles the ground-breaking LGBT civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state legislators — all women — who took the fight for equality from the streets and into the halls of government. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film highlights their pioneering success and hard-fought political victories that helped pave the way for marriage equality.
Articles and Books
13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You
Article by Dr. Travis Bradberry
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.
Managing Diversity – A Complete Desk Reference & Planning Guide – Third Edition
By Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe
Book + CD – Includes tools, checklists and activities. “SHRM’s Book of the Year Award” for HR professionals provides conceptual information and over 80 reproducible checklists, assessments and training tools for managing diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. Chapters include information on diversity audits, measurement and evaluation, systems change, culture and communication.
Diversity and Authenticity
Article by Katherine W. Phillips, Tracy L. Dumas, and Nancy P. Rothbard
Many minority members fail to understand that their career mobility can be affected by their colleagues’ feelings of familiarity or closeness with them. Even those who do understand this can find building workplace relationships across racial boundaries difficult. Being one’s true self, disclosing elements of one’s personal life, and forming social connections are harder when attempted across a demographic boundary such as racial background. Helping workplace relationships flourish among people of differing races may require special effort. The authors suggest several strategies that organizations can use to make employees from varied demographic groups feel comfortable engaging with one another.
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others
Published by Pepperdine University’s online Master of Psychology program
The purpose of this resource is to educate readers on the prevalence of prejudice and implicit bias in society, including information about what marginalized groups are most likely to be harmed by prejudice. The resource features information about how one can be an ally and an advocate for change, as well as how people experiencing discrimination can build resilience against these types of behaviors.
- LinkedIn Learning Diversity & Inclusion Playlist, Videos, and Blogs
- Beating the Odds: Leadership Lessons from Senior African-American Women
- Designing a Bias-Free Organization
- Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable – and That’s Why They Perform Better
- Diversity & Authenticity
- How to React to Biased Comments at Work
- The Latest Research: Diversity
- Lots of Men Are Gender-Equality Allies in Private. Why Not in Public?
- Why Diversity Programs Fail
- Why Diverse Teams are Smarter
- Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination