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Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Why DEI Education Is Crucial In Today's World

Florida’s public colleges and universities are now legally banned from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) along with any political or social activism. Furthermore, they are no longer allowed to teach identity politics in any fashion. According to Politico, DeSantis also plans to eliminate subjects like critical race theory from Florida schools.

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Allies, Accomplices, and Saviors: Knowing the Difference to Maximize Impact

I believe that most people mean well. While not everyone may wake up in the morning wondering how they can actively...

DEI Consultants, Let’s Get in Formation

As DEI professionals, the increase in demand has created both an opportunity and a danger for our profession. The...

Five Leadership Styles for Weathering Crisis

Even before the novel coronavirus became a pandemic and halted life as we knew it, we have always lived in a world with...

Five Ways Leaders Tackle Employee Burnout

In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) finally listed burnout as a global occupational hazard. Those of us in...

The Inner Work That Makes Cross-Racial Conversations Easier

This blog post has been adapted from Chapter Three of our book, Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and...

The Power of Inclusive Conversations to Transform Black Fatigue Into Collective Action for Justice

I wrote We Can’t Talk About That At Work in 2017, because after three decades as a practitioner in the diversity,...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transform Diversity & Inclusion into Anti-Racism

5 Steps to Make Your Company’s Commitment to Justice a Reality “Diversity and Inclusion isn’t good enough.” This...