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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies

Published: January 12, 2022

Overview

Strengthen your company culture through inclusive and equitable policies and practices

The global workforce and marketplace will continue to undergo dramatic demographic shifts—redefining the workplace, the workers, and how work gets done. Organizations that want to attract and retain the best talent and to capitalize on the full breath of their perspectives and experiences must first reflect our society as a whole, and secondly, must create the right kind of work environment where ALL talent can thrive. That means valuing diversity, creating more equitable policies and practices, and fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture.

In Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies, global workforce expert, and three-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Shirley Davis unveils her extensive collection of real-world experiences, stories, case studies, checklists, assessments, tips, and strategies that will give you a deeper understanding of the business impact of DEI and how your role as a leader can contribute to your company's long term success.

You'll learn:

  • The fundamentals of DEI and how it drives business performance and impact
  • How to conduct comprehensive DEI organizational assessments to identify systemic and institutional inequities
  • Tactics and strategies for having necessary but difficult conversations, and how to make them impactful
  • Skills and competencies that every leader needs in order to effectively lead the new generation of workers
  • How to operationalize DEI across your organization, measure its impact, and sustain it long term

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies is a must-read guide for any leader at any level who wants to ready themselves for the workplace of the future and reap the benefits of a full spectrum diverse ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. It also belongs on the reading lists of human resources and DEI professionals actively seeking to go broader, deeper, and have greater impact in their DEI work.

Strengthen your company culture through inclusive and equitable policies and practices

The global workforce and marketplace will continue to undergo dramatic demographic shifts—redefining the workplace, the workers, and how work gets done. Organizations that want to attract and retain the best talent and to capitalize on the full breath of their perspectives and experiences must first reflect our society as a whole, and secondly, must create the right kind of work environment where ALL talent can thrive. That means valuing diversity, creating more equitable policies and practices, and fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture.

In Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies, global workforce expert, and three-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Shirley Davis unveils her extensive collection of real-world experiences, stories, case studies, checklists, assessments, tips, and strategies that will give you a deeper understanding of the business impact of DEI and how your role as a leader

can contribute to your company's long term success.

You'll learn:

  • The fundamentals of DEI and how it drives business performance and impact
  • How to conduct comprehensive DEI organizational assessments to identify systemic and institutional inequities
  • Tactics and strategies for having necessary but difficult conversations, and how to make them impactful
  • Skills and competencies that every leader needs in order to effectively lead the new generation of workers
  • How to operationalize DEI across your organization, measure its impact, and sustain it long term

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For Dummies is a must-read guide for any leader at any level who wants to ready themselves for the workplace of the future and reap the benefits of a full spectrum diverse ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. It also belongs on the reading lists of human resources and DEI professionals actively seeking to go broader, deeper, and have greater impact in their DEI work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Let’s face it. Although the term diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) may be common knowledge, it’s not commonly understood. Moreover, as the workforce continues to be redefined by demographic shifts, this adds additional layers of complexities and responsibilities for leaders. You already have a lot on your plate, and with DEI becoming a greater focus for many companies, it can be daunting to be expected to know all that you should in demonstrating new behaviors and practices and making decisions. The following sections provide a quick reference to give you food for thought, best practices, and strategies on some key DEI considerations, as well as guidance on how to perform an aspect of DEI effectively.