Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Grassroots Foundation
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Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Grassroots Foundation

Practical strategies for building an organizational culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
4.3 (307 ratings)
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1,253 students enrolled
Created by Jennifer Kim
Last updated 8/2019
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Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Familiarize yourself with key terms in the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) space
  • Understand the business case for D&I and who is responsible for it in an organization (hint: it's not just HR!)
  • Build an understanding of D&I in your organization by using the Advocate's Journey Framework – to meet people where they are and move them forward
  • Get buy-in for your work by engaging the right stakeholders in your efforts
  • Get inspiration for short- and long-term D&I ideas
  • Create an action plan for moving starting your grassroots efforts in D&I
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Requirements
  • You should be curious about D&I and have the desire to improve D&I in your organization.
  • You should understand the dynamics and culture of the organization you work for in order to create a plan for building a grassroots foundation in D&I.
  • You do not need to be an expert in D&I or Unconscious Bias to benefit from this course.
Description

What do you do when you’re faced with a big, seemingly insurmountable and ambiguous problem like fostering Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace? How do you even know where to start? This course is focused on just that, starting D&I initiatives at a grassroots level to drive organization-wide change.


With this approach, you don’t need to rely on formal, top-down directives to make your environment into a better place to work. This grassroots approach empowers you to take matters into your own hands, while being guided by the basic structure for building the foundation of an effective D&I program.


My name is Jennifer Kim, I’m an HR leader and D&I consultant working to make effective D&I a reality at more and more companies. Since there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a D&I strategy, this course is all about figuring out where you are and what would work best for you to integrate D&I into your culture.


In this course you’ll learn:

  • Key terms in the D&I space

  • The business case for D&I and who is responsible for building D&I in an organization (hint: it's not just HR!)

  • A framework called the Advocate's Journey, which helps you understand where people are in their understanding of D&I and how you can move them forward

  • Who to include in your efforts and how to get buy-in for your work by engaging the right stakeholders

  • Easy, moderate, and big ideas you can implement in your organization

  • How to move forward to create a D&I strategy for your company


Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only good business and the morally right thing to do, it’s one of the most transformative things you can work on in your career. I personally have experienced the immense sense of purpose and satisfaction that comes from D&I work, and have gotten to help many others go through the same. I can’t wait to share that with you in this course, so enroll today!

Who this course is for:
  • Employees and leaders of small companies who do not yet have an established Diversity & Inclusion program.
  • Employees and leaders of larger companies that may already have established D&I programs, but those programs do not feel relevant or connected to employees’ needs.
  • This course is not for D&I leaders with existing teams and roadmaps. It’s for people just getting started in D&I.
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:12:17
+ Why D&I matters
4 lectures 09:55
Diversity is the new normal
04:32
D&I is worth it
02:15
The case for a grassroots foundation
01:46
+ The Advocate's Journey
3 lectures 10:18
The Advocate's Journey Framework
06:25
Application of the Advocate's Journey
03:36
Activity: The Advocate's Journey in your organization
00:17
+ How do we build grassroots D&I?
5 lectures 11:45
It's the journey, not the destination
02:46
Look inwards
02:38
Start small
01:57
Get buy-in and invite more people
02:10
+ The cast of characters
5 lectures 13:26
The Taskforce
04:03
Employee Resource Groups
03:40
Allies
02:19
Managers and HR
03:03
Your cast of characters
00:21
+ Inspiration for D&I programs
3 lectures 09:45
Quick wins
03:31
Moderate efforts
03:06
Big bets
03:08
+ Put it all together and keep going!
3 lectures 04:50
Start building your own strategy
01:10

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What comes next?
01:52
Bonus Lecture: Congrats! You made it to the end!
01:48