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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Belonging Challenge: Only A Few Days Left to Enroll!

Belonging Challenge: Only A Few Days Left to Enroll!

There are only a few more days for you to join fellow leaders, visionaries, change agents, movers, and shakers in getting the support you need to grow the #BelongingMovement. The Belonging Challenge will clarify your vision of what it means to belong at work, offer one 5 minute action you could take each day during the month of February, and connect you to the mentorship and peer support you need to stay focused. If this sounds like a good fit for you, enroll in the program today! Registration for the Challenge closes on Thursday, January 31 with the first belonging challenge kicking off on Friday, February 1. Together, let’s grow the #BelongingMovement!

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Make 2019 the Year of Belonging!

Make 2019 the Year of Belonging!

Let’s face it…keeping New Year’s resolutions is tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have made a personal resolution to do more in your workplace to build an inclusive organization, and you aren’t certain where to start, look no further! The RPC Team has developed the 30-Day Belonging Challenge specifically to help you take everyday actions to cultivate a workplace culture of belonging. When you enroll in the Challenge, you’ll spend about 5 minutes each day (tops!) incorporating some of the concepts from Rhodes Perry’s new book, Belonging At Work. So what are you waiting for? Enroll today, encourage a friend or a colleague to join you, and together let’s grow the #BelongingMovement!

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TDOR & Beyond: How Can You Support Transgender Communities?

TDOR & Beyond: How Can You Support Transgender Communities?

Today we celebrate International Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience. The day effectively raises visibility to the significant barriers transgender & non-binary people endure in all aspects of our daily lives; however, TDOR alone is not a panacea to dismantle them. Complimenting the day, we need more cisgender allies, accomplices, and champions committed to doing the day-to-day work required to improve the lives and well-being of our communities. This blog post offers more background about TDOR, and encourages you to consider what more you can do to support transgender & non-binary people.

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Belonging At Work After the Elections

Belonging At Work After the Elections

On World Kindness Day, Rhodes Perry moderated a panel discussion with some of today’s most inspiring diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leaders. Together, they discussed how workplace leaders could cultivate workplace cultures of belonging after the midterm elections. If you were unable to participate in the November 13 discussion, you now have the opportunity to watch a recording of the panel and learn how political changes impact workplace culture. You will also gain insights on how to navigate politics and lead on workplace belonging.

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Celebrate LGBTQ History Month!

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month!

This October, let us celebrate, remember, and honor the sacrifices and hard work of the many LGBTQ people, and our allies, who have come before us to help make the workplace a more welcoming and inclusive environment for so many within the Rainbow Family. For ideas on how to talk about the importance of this month at work, please review this great list.

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Celebrate September

Celebrate September

Celebrations and September go hand-in-hand. This year is especially worthy of celebrating. Why? September is my birth month, and this month marks the completion of writing my first book, Belonging at Work! l wrote the book to help leaders, and those on their way to joining them, build diverse and inclusive workplaces. The stories, case studies, and research featured in the text offer everyday actions you can take, no matter your role, to build a more inclusive organization.

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Honor Immigrant Heritage Month & Champion Immigrant Inclusion

Honor Immigrant Heritage Month & Champion Immigrant Inclusion

#ImmigrantHeritageMonth is celebrated to recognize the significant contributions immigrants have made and continue to make in the United States. Now more than ever, diversity, equity, and inclusion champions must amplify the importance of this month at work. It's on us to be the change we want to see in the workplace and the world. The time is right - right now - to #KeepFamiliesTogether, advocate for the rights of our colleagues no matter their national origin, and defend our values.

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Join the Pride 30-Day Challenge!

Join the Pride 30-Day Challenge!

Good news – 23 days from today, the 30 Day Pride Challenge kicks off! The challenge offers proven strategies any employee can take action on, no matter their position within an organization. For only $27 - less than $1/day - you will gain support, simple actions, and the confidence needed to cultivate inclusive workplaces for your LGBTQ colleagues. Through these efforts, you will make significant contributions that will signal to your LGBTQ colleagues that they are respected, valued, and belong at work. Enroll today!

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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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Gain a Mentor & Join the Team!

Gain a Mentor & Join the Team!

This post is for executive, HR, and diversity professionals struggling to effectively engage LGBTQ people in meaningful ways, comply with existing non-discrimination laws, and implement workplace policies that attract top talent and new customers. It details The LGBTQ A-Z Certificationa mentorship program that offers proven and affordable solutions to address these challenges within four weeks. Professionals interested in learning more about this program are encouraged to register for a FREE live webinar on Friday, January 27 at 11:00 am/2:00 pm. In advance, participants are encouraged to share their opinion about the type of mentorship they desire here. The LGBTQ A-Z Certification begins on Monday, March 6 and participation is limited to the first 20 people.

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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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Supplying New Timber for Cultivating Workplace Cultures of Belonging

Supplying New Timber for Cultivating Workplace Cultures of Belonging

The TEAMS Transformation Method supplies new timber to build inclusive workplaces that welcome LGBTQ talent, and appeal to LGBTQ markets. This post outlines the process, and shares an opportunity for executive, HR, and diversity professionals to gain the skills needed to complete the first step of this method. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT. Participants who register before November 1 will save $50. Once registered, participants will receive a pre-work activity, and an optional 30 minutes coaching session following the training. Be sure to register today by visiting: http://www.rhodesperry.com/teamsregister

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Happy National Coming Out Day!

Happy National Coming Out Day!

In honor of National Coming Out Day, I’m offering an early-bird registration special of $97 for my next webinar hosted on Thursday, December 1 at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will support executive, HR, and diversity professionals interested in gaining skills, receiving mentorship, and being held accountable to develop a clear LGBTQ diversity and inclusion vision. During the live event, participants have the opportunity to share their ideas, challenges, and solutions when it comes to crafting a clear LGBTQ diversity & inclusion vision intended to create more welcoming workplaces. The webinar special also includes a pre-work activity, and an optional coaching call following the training. The special discount rate will be honored for all who register before November 1. You can secure your discount rate, and save $50 by registering here. The registration fee will increase to $147 after Monday, October 31.

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