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Inclusion Insights February 2017

Posted By Jennifer Gill, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Updated: Monday, February 13, 2017

February 2017

Welcome to the third edition of Inclusion Insights, a regular publication of LeadingAge North Carolina highlighting trends, practices, and news related to inclusion and diversity issues in aging services. We welcome your feedback, questions, and story ideas!


Beyond Political Correctness: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Board
This article provides thoughtful suggestions on how to build a pipeline of diverse board candidates, how to involve folks that join your board, and how to measure results.

Benefitting From Diversity
Read this piece for help defining board diversity, tips on recruitment, how to avoid tokenism, dealing with dissent, and why a diverse board is beneficial.


Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion
Even though your community has diverse representation of people, is it actually inclusive? How do people interact once they are a part of your community? Click here to read thisHarvard Business Reviewarticle for more on inclusivity: how to encourage participation, promote visibility, innovation, and networking.

How 7 Chicago Tech Companies Work to Promote Diversity in the Workplace
Seven companies share lessons learned from the diversity initiatives they have put into place. Themes for success include creative recruitment, partnering with local nonprofits, mentoring students, being intentional, and being patient with the process.

The Growing Importance of Creating an Inclusive Workforce
Read this article for specific steps organizations can take to develop inclusive leadership, a key to developing a diverse workforce.

Diverse Inclusive Workplace Important to Millennials
Read this article for fresh perspective on why the youngest working generation values workplace diversity and inclusion.


Save the Date:Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference
Thursday, June 15 | Durham, NC

2017 marks the North Carolina Chamber’s inaugural Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Conference. This information-packed program addresses topics such as unconscious bias in the workplace, inclusive leadership and evaluation of diversity and inclusion initiatives, with a focus on its connection to organizational strategy. Content will be valuable for a wide range of organizations, including those with fledgling diversity and inclusion programs, as well as those with established, proven initiatives. This event offers something for everyone, from young professionals to seasoned executives.We will provide registration information as it becomes available.

The Inclusion Solution Newsletter
For the latest on diversity and inclusion check out this newsletter from The Winters Group, a consulting firm in Maryland specializing in diversity and inclusion.

LeadingAge North Carolina Foundation Considers Research Study
The LeadingAge North Carolina Foundation board of trustees is considering partnering with a major research university to conduct a research study on diversity and inclusion issues. In particular, the Foundation seeks to provide answers to questions about why diverse populations choose to move (or not move) to congregate settings (like life plan communities and continuing care retirement communities). The board hopes to take action on a potential study at its April 20 meeting.



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