The Network at Work: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Peer-Learning Council finished the fourth session of Best Practices: “Organizations and Culture.” Participants took a deep dive into implicit and explicit bias and learned how to utilize the D.I.E. model: Describe, Interpret and Evaluate. Understanding these concepts will help us recognize more clearly how our perceptions can be barriers to both ourselves and also […]

I’m a Dubuquer Podcast Series: Farris

Hi, my name is Farris Muhammed. I have a PhD in Education Administration and Policy and have been in Dubuque for two years. Here in Dubuque, I appreciate people’s willingness to engage. A lot of people sacrifice a lot and are involved in a lot of ways, even outside of their professional realm. I’m very […]

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.

Starting Sunday, December 10, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team published a seven-part series examining the city’s pervasive and persistent national image as a place unwelcoming to black people. The team attempts to answer an important question: Is this reputation still deserved? Read the series from the Boston Globe >

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 >

‘To talk about DACA, I must talk about families, parents, and supporters.’

To talk about Dreamers, to talk about DACA, I must talk about their families, parents, and supporters. To talk about Dreamers is to talk about butterflies…that migrate in groups…that represent beauty and fluidity that I hope each of us can be more like when we talk about DACA, Dreamers, and their families and supporters. In […]

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 […]