Whether you are beginning your journey or have been on the path for quite some time, this course is for you.
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is for all. It’s not just a phase but a permanent behavior that needs to permeate corporate America. D&I impacts growth, morale, retention, talent management and so many other facets of work-life. It’s critical that both employees and managers have the education, tools, and support to build inclusive cultures that are able to compete in a global economy. D&I creates a better organization for EVERYONE!
The goal of this course is to provide education on the history of D&I, create experiences that cause reflection, and provide resources so that you can learn more.
These lectures were built on four pillars which are:
Reflection is probably one of the most important pieces of these four pillars and it’s integrated deeply into all of my curricula because many people move too quickly from education to reform without deep reflection. Without a true change in mindset, behavior cannot be impacted and the goal is not to command people to diversify and be inclusive but to cultivate and plant seeds so that these behaviors are organic and grow behaviors without dictatorship. A lack of accountability is an obstacle to change. I will provide ideas on how to create accountability in this area but the choice is up to you.
Creating diverse, anti-racist, and inclusive workplaces starts with personal responsibility, and I encourage anyone who is taking this course to start and keep a notebook and write down questions, and responses to the many reflection questions that will be presented throughout this course.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is wondering about how to incorporate diversity and inclusion practices in their workplace either as an employee or a leader
Common Fears and Hesitations to D&I
The Importance of Reflection
Founder at Tephra Miriam Consulting
Abigail Baker is a writer, thought leader, and corporate trainer that also utilizes communications, and OD/HR consulting to cultivate culture transformation, and racial equity through high-impact programs and tools. Abigail grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was 18 years old, where she currently resides. Her search for adventure took her far and wide at a young age and she continues to mentor, learn, work, and speak all over the US. Abigail is a firm believer in redefining the way we think and live. She is a wellness advocate and often blogs on organizational development, challenging the status quo, and creating a holistic work environment. Abigail believes that creating space in your life to play, imagine and dream is vital in problem-solving, stress management, and innovation. As a product of 12 years of homeschooling, Abigail started out at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois before transferring to DePaul University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in People and Global Organizations and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration in Fiction and Non-Fiction Media.