The Path to Inclusion: Conscious Actions to Drive Teamwork and Collaboration
Yvonne Alverio, Judith H. Katz, and Frederick A. Miller
7 April 2016, 1:45-3:00pm ET
Efforts to increase recruiting and retention of diverse talent are virtually a given in most of today's organizations-but what about the workplace people join? Organizations cannot afford to leave any stone unturned when it comes to ensuring that people with the widest range of talents can fully contribute. Addressing barriers and unconscious biases are clearly helpful elements on the Path to Inclusion, but-more importantly-individuals, teams and the system itself must embrace and demonstrate Conscious Actions for Inclusion that create higher performing interactions, enabling everyone to contribute and fostering greater collaboration, partnership, and innovation.
Facilitated by longtime thought leaders in diversity and inclusion and organization development, this interactive session will present a model for understanding where an organization is along the Path to Inclusion and what people of all differences need in order to join, contribute, develop and succeed at every point along the Path. They will also provide client-tested strategies for moving along the Path and share some simple but effective behaviors-Conscious Actions for Inclusion-that leaders, internal practitioners and change agents can use to help ensure the gains made in increasing a workforce diversity are sustainable and impactful to bottom-line results.