Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and inclusion

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This year-long study surfaced two key findings for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion — organizational culture is central; and leaders need support from peer networks.

The study also surfaced corresponding practical lessons:

  • Leadership, from the CEO in particular, is critical to advance this work.
  • Changing an organizational culture requires leaders to foster an environment that encourages learning.
  • Talking with board and staff about race, sexual orientation, disability, class and other forms of inequality is difficult and complex, but essential.
  • Experimenting is good, particularly when it comes to policies and practices to recruit and retain diverse candidates.
  • Sharing life experiences builds trust.
  • Place matters.

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Content Partner: D5 Coalition


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http://www.d5coalition.org


Publication/Event Date:

2014


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Public


Authors(s):

D5 Coalition, Philanthropy Northwest


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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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