2021 NW Diversity Learning Series After Session Resources

Continue your learning from the NW Diversity Learning Series Sessions. The resources below provide valuable tools, worksheets, articles, and a variety of resources for you to sustain your learning.

 

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Session 1: January 27, 2021

"Hiding in Plain Sight: Examining the Values that Drive Disparity"

 

In the first session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by examining organizational values and behaviors that may diverge from the values we espouse.

Matthew and Colleen provided these resources, handouts and articles to extend participants’ learning:

 

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Session 2: March 17, 2021

"Leveraging the Roots of Resistance for Inclusive Transformation"

 

In the second session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by learning effective negotiation tactics and how to work with the resistance for change.

 

Judith and Aparna provided these additional resources, books and articles to extend participants’ learning:

Articles.

 

 

Books.

  • His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, by Jon Meacham, Afterword by John Lewis, 2020.

 

  • Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion & Collaboration in the Workplace, by Frederick A. Miller & Judith H. Katz, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.

 

  • Opening Doors to Teamwork & Collaboration: 4 Keys that Change Everything, by Judith H. Katz & Frederick A. Miller, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

 

  • White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, by Judith H. Katz, University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.

 

  • The American Non-Dilemma—Racial Inequality Without Racism, by Nancy DiTomaso, Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.

 

  • Patriarchy As a Conceptual Trap, by Elizabeth Dodson Grey, Roundtable Press, 1982.

Additional Resources.

  • DEI Quiz DEI Quiz from Aparna Rae

A simple learning solution for individuals on their DEI learning journey. Answer a few questions and get a custom reading/watching/listening/doing list. Here's a the link - bit.ly/DEI-Quiz

 

  • Workplace Study

Our facilitator, Aparna Rae, is launching a series of surveys as part of a larger workplace study at the intersection of psychological well-being, adverse workplace impacts and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The goal is to include a large sample of entrepreneurs, small/mid-sized business owners, and startup founders - a group that is under-indexed in workplace studies. Data will be analyzed intersectionality, looking across race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geography, disability, and more. 

 

What's in it for ISDI Members? Individuals and teams who take part in the study will get free profiles, and access to all surveys and methodology will be made open source at the end of the study period. We will also release de-identified data to any researcher through Tableau Public

 

The first survey is already live here - http://bit.ly/ITWSurvey

Details about the study here - movingbeyond.co/2021-workplace-study.html  

 

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Session 3: May 19, 2021

"Negotiating with Power"

 

In the third session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by learning effective negotiation tactics and how to work with those in power to change their behavior and the systems they impact. 

 

Christina provided several of the following resources to extend participants’ learning:

Articles.

How to hold your company accountable to its promise of Racial Justice, by Rebecca Knight, Harvard Business Review, December 11, 2020.

Control the Negotiation Before It Begins, by Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business Review, December 2015. 

 

 

Books.

  • His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, by Jon Meacham, Afterword by John Lewis, Random House, 2020.

 

  • Negotiating the Sweet Spot: The Art of Leaving Nothing On the Table, by Leigh Thompson, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020.

 

  • The Truth About Negotiations, by Leigh Thompson, FT Press, 2013.

 

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini, Harper Business, 2006.

 

  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (1st Edition, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Crown Business, 2010

 

 

Online Resources.

Negotiating the Impossible website, by Prof. Deepak Malhotra, has free videos and tips.

Leigh Thompson’s website has a wonderful free course on negotiations and many resources

Negotiation Insights by Prof. Deepak Malhotra: How to Negotiate on Zoom: Challenges & Solutions

 

Worksheet.

Handout: Negotiation Preparation Worksheet, by Christina Fong (4 pp.)

 

 

Participant polling results produced in the session.

 

Poll Results: Feelings About Negotiating

This is a Word Cloud that was generated when Christina asked participants the question: “How do you feel when you are approaching DEI negotiations?”

 

Poll Results: Shared Interests

This graph shows the top 10 “shared interests” reported by participants to be effective rationales in motivating change in DEI negotiations. Shared interests are recommended as the most effective rationales to motivate people to change (the other two rationales presented in the session are Power and Rights).

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Session 4: June 30, 2021

"Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization"

 

In the fourth session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by learning how to deploy human-centered strategies that identify racism and advance equity in organizational structures—the systems, policies, practices as well as individual attitudes.


Michaela provided these resources, handouts and articles to extend participants’ learning: 

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Toolkit.  Dismantling Anti-Blackness in Democratic Workplaces

 

Workbook. Dismantling Racism

 

Research Publication. Equity in the Center, Awake to Woke to Work

 

Cards. National Equity Project + k 12 Stanford d.school

Liberatory Design Cards: Mindsets and Modes to Design for Equity

 

Slide Deck. National Equity Project + k 12 Stanford d.school

Equity Centered Design Framework

 

Podcast. Racism As a Zero-Sum Game Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about anti-white bias with the study's co-author Michael Norton and Color Blind author Tim Wise.

 

Books.

  • The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

  • The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, by IDEO.org - reveals the processes and mindsets underpinning design for the social sector, including 57 clear-to-use design methods for new and experienced practitioners.  

  • Mismatch - How inclusion shapes design, by Kat Holmes - describes how design can both lead to exclusion and remedy exclusion and illustrates inclusive design in action through the stories of inclusive design pioneers - many of whom were drawn to work on inclusion because of their own experiences of exclusion. 

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Session 5: September 29, 2021

"Walking the Equity Talk: A Tempered Radical Approach to Unsticking Talent Systems"

 

In the fifth session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by becoming empowered to push for change at the individual, team and system levels to impact talent systems.


Sean provided these resources, handouts and articles to extend participants’ learning: 

Fundamental Concepts on Tempered Radicals

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  • Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work, by Debra E. Meyerson, Harvard Business School Press, 2001.

 

 

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Talent Systems

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Change Leadership, Resilience, Optimism, and Self-Care

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Books:

  • Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude. By Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin, Bloomsbury Publishing; Reprint Edition, October 9, 2018.

 

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Session 6: November 10, 2021

"Build Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take"

 

In the sixth and final session of 2021, participants got into “good trouble, necessary trouble” by examining the ingredients of Belonging—psychological safety and trust—and the systemic barriers that prevent the feelings of belonging from blossoming.  
 

Rhodes Perry & Tatyana Moatan, Ph.D., presenters for this session, provided the following resources, handouts and articles to extend participants’ learning. Several of the resources are taken from the “After Session Workbook” from Rhodes Perry Consulting.  

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Books.

 

Handout.  The After Session Workbook

 

Course. Dale Carnegie Leadership Training:​ Build Trust, Credibility, and Respect

 

Podcast. Harvard Business Review: ​Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Reports. Center for Talent Innovation (is now Coqual):​ The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters

 

Video. HOW DO YOU CREATE PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY AT WORK? Interview with Amy Edmondson

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