What is Radical Inclusion?

What is Radical Inclusion?

In the DEI world, this artistic concept of negative space translates into concrete guidance for leaders eager to construct their own definition of radical inclusion. This work gets an organization closer to establishing a culture where everyone wants to be radically included. This blog post focuses on how you can begin to  leverage negative space to develop your own definition of radical inclusion. It is the first installment of a 5-part blog series related to the inaugural Belonging at Work Online Summit taking place October 7 – 11, 2019. Save your seat for the Summit here. Registration is FREE!

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Join the Pride 30 Day Challenge and Serve as a Workplace Champion for LGBTQ Inclusion!

Join the Pride 30 Day Challenge and Serve as a Workplace Champion for LGBTQ Inclusion!

Want to serve as a workplace champion for LGBTQ inclusion and join fellow leaders, visionaries, change agents, movers, and shakers in getting support to grow the #BelongingMovement? If so, consider enrolling in the 30-Day Pride Challenge and connect with the mentorship and peer support you need to build a more inclusive workplace. Registration for the Challenge closes on Friday, May 31 and you can enroll in the program here! The first challenge goes out to the group on June 1, and we’d love for you to participate. Together, let’s grow the #BelongingMovement!

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Reframing the Game: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Management Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Reframing the Game: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Management Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

When the topic of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) management is addressed, senior executives and board members sometimes raise concerns about some stakeholders “losing power” when an organization commits to engaging, empowering, and elevating historically underrepresented and undervalued stakeholders into the highest levels of an organization in aggressive and achievable ways. These leaders falsely believe that DEI is a zero-sum game, or the idea that when one person gains something, another loses something in exactly the same amount. This post confirms through research and anecdotal experiences that DEI is instead a game where all parties can truly win. If you are curious about how to begin a DEI dialogue in your own organization, let’s set up a time to talk.

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10 Resources to Deliver LGBTQ Affirming Services

10 Resources to Deliver LGBTQ Affirming Services

Earlier this month I had the privilege of presenting at Project Harmony’s 10th Annual Speaking of Children Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I was asked to lead a series of breakout sessions helping child welfare practitioners understand the needs of LGBTQ young people in foster care settings. After the session, I shared 10 resources to support child welfare practitioners deliver LGBTQ affirming services. If you find these resources helpful, subscribe to the RPC Newsletter, where you’ll receive exclusive content like next Friday’s (5/5) complimentary webinar all about creating inclusive organizations for LGBTQ stakeholders. Register today by clicking here: http://www.rhodesperry.com/register.

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The Workplace as a Sanctuary?

The Workplace as a Sanctuary?

On this darkest day of the year, it’s hard not to think about the growing tidal wave of fear and uncertainty threatening to crash down upon marginalized communities like immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ folks, and those living at the intersections. For LGBTQ people, 82 percent believe that “day-to-day life is likely to get worse” in the United States as a result of the Presidential elections. The lack of inclusive federal workplace protections leaves 52% of the LGBTQ population vulnerable to being fired on the basis of who they are, or who they love. Despite these grim realities, progressive workplaces offer critical sanctuaries for LGBTQ people in some of the most hostile parts of the country. This post offers several strategies for businesses to expand these sanctuaries. To learn more, subscribe to the RPC newsletter, and gain additional strategies to transform yourself and your workplace.

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It’s Shakespearean, But Is Your LGBTQ Policy Actionable?

It’s Shakespearean, But Is Your LGBTQ Policy Actionable?

LGBTQ workers can still be fired in 30 states simply for who they are, or who they love. Fortunately, a growing number of employers are taking the initiative to develop their own LGBTQ non-discrimination policies to protect these workers. This post is specifically written for executives eager to translate these policies into lasting culture change. It is the fourth of a five-part blog series detailing my consultancy’s TEAMS Transformation Method™, a unique branded system designed for executive, HR, and diversity professionals ready to transform their big ideas about LGBTQ diversity & inclusion into actionable plans. After reading this post, be sure to save your seat for tomorrow’s Q&A webinar where this topic will be further explored.

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