Author Archive | Inclusive Dubuque

Telegraph Herald: Inclusivity efforts paying dividends in Dubuque, official says

By: Thomas J. Barton Dubuque officials say they are hearing less “they” and more “we” amid growing support for efforts to tear down barriers within the community. City Council members met Monday for a work session to receive a quarterly update from Inclusive Dubuque. The network of more than 60 businesses, nonprofits and governmental partners […]

Managing Bias Training from Facebook

Facebook has shared part of its managing bias training to achieve broader recognition of the hidden biases we all hold and to highlight ways to counteract bias in the workplace. Follow the link to view the video modules and other resources they have made available. View managing bias training >

Why Diversity Programs Fail

It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t increasing diversity. Despite a few new bells and whistles, courtesy of big data, companies are basically doubling down on the same approaches they’ve used since the 1960s—which often make things worse, not better. Firms have long relied on diversity training to reduce bias on the job, […]

Today, take a breath and “check yourself at the door” before having a difficult conversation

Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and Chairman of PwC US, along with 175 CEOs, has created the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. This cohort is the largest “CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” In Tim’s words: “Having difficult conversations about race, diversity, and inclusion won’t do any good if you don’t […]

Our opinion: Widen definition of ‘Dubuquer’

Telegraph Herald Editorial Board Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding. The times, they really are a-changin’. If you grew up in Dubuque more than a couple decades ago, you’ve probably remarked about how your hometown has changed over the years. Most of it has been for the better when you consider riverfront development, a stronger and more diversified […]

Telegraph Herald: I’m a Dubuquer — and so are you

I’ve said it with pride all my life. “I’m a Dubuquer,” I’d say, when people ask me where I’m from or how I ended up here. By that, I meant that I grew up in Dubuque. Sure, we’ve all heard the newcomers’ lament that you have to be fourth-generation to really claim the title of Dubuquer. […]