August 4, 2022 •
What’s In Your DEI Resource Workbook? | August 2022 Compliance Now
By the time you’re reading this article, I would have assisted in organizing my 3rd Women in Government Relations (WGR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit, and my 2nd one serving as WGR’s DEI Committee Chair!
One of the things that I have enjoyed (among many) about helping to plan the Summit each year is the Resource Workbook that we provide (electronically thus far) to all DEI Summit attendees. This Workbook not only contains general information about the event, but it also includes a list of DEI resources (books, articles, toolkits, etc.) that WGR’s DEI Committee Members find invaluable! In addition to the various resources, the Workbook also contains reflection pages where DEI Summit attendees can jot down their thoughts, ideas, questions and challenges!
Successful DEI efforts require commitment, vulnerability, and authenticity – and it is a lifelong journey, there is no “one and done” effort or action in this space. As a result, you will likely: participate in sometimes uncomfortable conversations; stumble at times as you’re expanding your DEI knowledge; and learn new things about yourself as you’re beginning to learn new things about others!
I invite you to begin (or continue) developing your own DEI Resource Workbook! Jot down all of those great resources that have come your way and don’t be afraid to share all of this good stuff with others in your network! Allow yourself some space to also write down those thoughts, ideas, questions and challenges that I mentioned earlier – and don’t be afraid to open yourself to others… We are all on a continuous DEI learning journey, moving along one step at a time – together!
What are you doing today to help create change within your organization?
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