Emulation of best practices has been central to the development of diversity and inclusion in the United States. Myriad conferences, on-line resources and print journals, even distinguished organizations are devoted to promulgating best practices. Yet, a focus on best practices may be stymieing the development of diversity and inclusion.
Numerous studies cite the importance of top management commitment as a critical variable in successfully recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and advancing diverse employees. 1 If the top of the power structure in an organization is not committed, then a diversity initiative is unlikely to gain the momentum and rise high enough on the priority list to be taken seriously and to gain the attention and commitment of the middle and front line managers who will make it succeed.
Here is a sample of 2021 diversity & inclusion conferences from around the globe. Please submit 2021 D&I conferences for which you are a lead for inclusion on the list to firstname.lastname@example.org. March 3-5, 2021 – Global Citizen Forum: Struggles, Strategies, and Solutions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education Drake University and University […]
If your organization conducts an employee survey and you ask demographic questions (e.g., sex, race, ethnicity, age or years with organization, etc.), then you will want to ask a question or series of six questions that asks employees with disabilities to confidentially identify themselves.