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Inclusion Insights May 2019

Posted By Jennifer Gill, Friday, May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Welcome to the twelfth 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 ideas.


CCRC Diversity Studies from UNC's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Click on the titles below to view studies conducted by James Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. who led LeadingAge North Carolina's recent diversity research.

The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace is Now Overwhelming
April 29, 2019, World Economic Forum
Bookmark this article for a resource packed with links to research on a variety of diversity and inclusion issues including its impact on innovation and performance, as well as the impact of millennials, the state of women in the workforce, and more.

Why Hasn't Mentoring Brought More Diversity to Senior Management?
April 16, 2019, Fortune
A recent survey of more than 3,000 full-time white-collar employees and executives nationwide found that 71% of self-described sponsors (mentors) say their top protégé is the same race or sex as they are. Read this article to learn how to avoid the "mini-me" mentoring syndrome - especially if the goal of your mentoring program is to increase diversity.


Fast-Tracking Board Diversity: New Report Defines Strategic Approach to Changing Board Composition
May 21, 2019, Diversity Best Practices
A new report from WomenCorporateDirectors with audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP's Board Leadership Center shows specific steps organizations can take to increase diversity at the board level – and how this effort can drive change deeper in the organization. The full report, Diversity in the Boardroom: Pushing Forward, Reaching Back, is available from this article, along with overall recommendations and a video.

Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One
March 29, 2019, Harvard Business Review
Inclusive leadership assures that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued and sense that they belong, and are confident and inspired. What specific actions can leaders take to be more inclusive? The authors have researched and identified 17 behaviors that are equally important and mutually reinforcing.

Breaking Bias: Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare Cannot be Left to Chance
May 18, 2019, Modern Healthcare
The president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic shares specific initiatives taken to increase the clinic's cultural competence including a Time's Up Healthcare pledge, Hispanic clinic, LGBT clinic, and the strategic leadership of its Office for Diversity and Inclusion and more.



Recruiting, Empowering, Developing and Retaining Diverse Talent
April 23, 2019, Diversity Best Practices
Two years ago Fifth Third Bank launched an initiative to establish key relationships with and recruit from historically black colleges and universities. Hosetta Coleman is Senior Vice President, University Relations at Fifth Third Bank and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Read her first hand account of the program development and evolution. And please note that North Carolina is home to ten four-year historically black colleges and universities.

Employers Incorporate Diversity and Inclusion into Healthcare, Benefits and Perks
April 9, 2019, HR Dive
To attract and retain talent, and to drive employee engagement, employers are expanding the concept of diversity and inclusion by incorporating it into workplace culture, benefits and perks, compensation and well-being programs. This, according to a Willis Towers Watson report entitled 2019 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey which polled 535 employers.

Inclusion Is Invisible: How To Measure It
April 21, 2019, Forbes
Whereas diversity is relatively easy to measure, inclusion is typically described in qualitative, often subjective terms. Using a healthcare metaphor, the author helps us reconcile the importance of creating an inclusive organization with the difficulty of defining and measuring inclusion.

Upcoming Events

NC Chamber
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Conference

June 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703

SAGE: Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

Help preserve the stories of LGBTQ elders. During the month of June 2019, SAGE is asking people across America to pick up their mobile devices and use the StoryCorps App to record the personal stories of people within the LGBT community, particularly those who were born before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Diversity and HR Solutions
The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Reimagine Diversity: Driving Cultural Intelligence
August 7, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brier Creek Country Club
Raleigh, NC


Diversity Holidays


June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBT groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings. The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day.

June 3-4 (sundown to sundown): Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutuba (sermon), and give Zakat al-Fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

June 8-10 (sundown to sundown): Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that has double significance. It marks the all-important wheat harvest in Israel and commemorates the anniversary of the day when God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai.

June 9: Pentecost, the celebration of the giving of the Ten Commandments by God at Mount Sinai.

June 14: Flag Day in the United States, observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.

June 15: St. Vladimir Day, a Roman Catholic feast celebrating St. Vladimir.

June 15: Native American Citizenship Day, commemorating the day in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

June 16: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, observed by members of the Sikh faith. Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh guru and the first Sikh martyr.

June 16: Trinity Sunday, observed in the Western Christian faith as a feast in honor of the Holy Trinity.

June 19: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. It is observed as a public holiday in 14 U.S. states. This celebration honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas and Louisiana finally heard they were free, two months after the end of the Civil War.

June 19, therefore, became the day of emancipation for thousands of African-Americans.

June 19: New Church Day, according to Christian belief, on this day the Lord called together the 12 disciples who had followed him on earth, instructed them in the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Jerusalem, and sent them out to teach that “the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns, whose kingdom shall be for ages and ages.” This was the beginning of the New Christian Church.

June 20: Corpus Christi, a Catholic holiday celebrating the presence of the body and blood of Christ, in the Eucharist.

June 21: Litha, the summer solstice celebrated by the Wiccans and Pagans. It is the longest day of the year, representing the sun’s “annual retreat.”

June 21: First Nations Day, a day that gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization in Canada.

June 23: All Saints’ Day, celebrated by many Eastern Christian churches on this day in June, in recognition of all known and unknown saints.

June 28: Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart is a solemnity in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church

.June 29: Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul, a liturgical feast in honor of the martyrdom in Rome for the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Last Sunday in June: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day in the United States. It celebrates the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.

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