To truly make a difference with diversity and inclusion initiatives, it requires focus, investment, and energy. All too often this investment has a very short-term impact without a solid foundation to maintain movement. It is thus imperative for organizations investing in creating inclusive cultures to build a strategy that is framed to be sustainable. I share a framework that leaders can implement to foster inclusive environments on the individual, group, systemic and marketplace level.
It’s not enough for institutions to look different. They have to think differently as well. Sustainable diversity and inclusion only occurs when there’s actual behavioral change. I go through five ways organizations can do this.
Create Inviting Spaces
Learners will be able to set up effective and efficient assessment protocols to assess their current state of diversity, inclusion and equity in addition to creating inviting spaces.
Be Strategic With Your Vision
Learners will be able to put together a diversity and inclusion strategy that aligns with the overall vision of their organization. They will also be able to set up systems that ensure that diversity and inclusion remains an ongoing practice as opposed to a one off event.