Defining Your Role in Diversity & Inclusion

What kind of role do you play to promote Diversity and Inclusion?

Find out why we’re all playing a role.

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Why it’s important to understand the role you play in inclusion
  • My role as an Inclusion Protagonist
  • How you can define your own role in Inclusion and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Understanding what you want tells you what to do and what not to do

“The point being that there are some clear do’s and don’ts; we’re all human but what makes a protagonist compelling is that there are things that they will do and there are things that they won’t do”

Understanding what you want helps to define your role

“You don’t have to be on a mission to help a million people, you don’t even have to be on a mission. But if you get clarity about you want, you can then make simple decisions, predictable decisions about how you act in order to get what you want”

Understanding what you want helps to define your behaviour

“One of the most compelling things about any story, any protagonist is that they want something; not only is it very clear what they want; but they keep talking about it; they do things in order to get what they want”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Amplifying DEI US vs Europe

Check out these related episodes of the show

The Emotional Labour of Diversity & Inclusion

The Lived Experience in an Inclusive Workplace

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Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences