Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Beginner’s Guide
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Beginner’s Guide

Practical strategies for developing your company's global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion function
4.5 (1,363 ratings)
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Created by Ulysses Smith
Last updated 9/2019
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  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Define diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Understand the business case for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Master the skills to champion inclusion such as becoming aware of your biases and active listening
  • Explore common strategies for building a DEI practice, including task forces, Employee Resource Groups, and learning opportunities
Requirements
  • You should have some foundational knowledge of your organization's structure and how to navigate your company to implement actions covered in the course
  • You should have a cursory understanding of the differences between people and the ability to acknowledge that inequalities exist
  • You should have a cursory understanding of your own blind spots and biases
Description

If you are just beginning to explore the diversity, equity and inclusion space and are interested in sharpening your understanding of the practice, then we’ve designed a course just for you. Over the last few decades, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become a priority for organizations. From the annual release of diversity reports to the creation of executive positions to lead these efforts, organizations have undertaken a number of actions to bolster their profiles in this area. But how do you help start these efforts in your organization, especially if you are an individual contributor?

If you are looking to start grassroots diversity and inclusion initiatives in your organization, or you are just curious about some of the best strategies for getting started, then the material we’ve assembled for you is the perfect place to start. You do not need to be an expert to begin exploring some of the foundational elements of DEI. In this course, we’ll cover:

  • Building a new vocabulary around diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Quantifying the impact of DEI on the business

  • Exploring social identity and its impact on our interactions

  • Heightening awareness of blindspots and biases

  • Listening actively and empathetically

  • Launching diversity task forces and committees

  • Establishing employee resource groups

  • Designing brave learning spaces

In my work as a DEI strategist and consultant, I have seen first-hand the impact that the strategies I present in this course can have on a company’s culture of inclusion and belonging. This work can be challenging, but the outcome is incredibly rewarding. Let’s get started today!

Who this course is for:
  • Individual contributors and managers interested in getting diversity initiatives started in their organization
  • Aspiring diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners
  • People curious to find out some simple first steps to building a DEI function
  • This course is not designed for individuals or high level executives who already have a deep understanding of DEI
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 49:54
+ The What & Why of DEI
5 lectures 12:18
Understanding terminology
00:50
What is Diversity?
02:16
Exploring Equity & Equality
03:26
Terms Quiz
4 questions
+ Behaviors of Champions
5 lectures 13:48
Getting to Know Yourself
00:45
Navigating Identity: Who am I?
03:44
Blind Spots & Bias
03:01
Learning to Listen
05:19
Recap: Behaviors of Champions
00:59
+ Attitudes to Actions
6 lectures 20:08
What Can You Do?
01:04
Taskforces & Committees
02:02
Launching Your Taskforce
04:10
Employee Resource Groups
03:09
Establishing ERGs
04:55
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:40
Courage & Resilience
01:40