Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Course – Week 1: DE&I Primer & Roles

DE&I and the Communicator’s Role: Foundations of a DE&I Communications Program

Too many DE&I programs fail to go beyond good intentions, often because it’s not embedded in every department in the organization. This session will give you a roadmap that advances DE&I at your organization — and your role as a leader in communications in it. You’ll learn:

  • The FAQ: What is DE&I — busting myths and misconceptions
  • The “Why of DE&I”: Articulate your organization’s deeper DE&I purpose using communications
  • The communicator’s role: Your part in empowering DE&I communications across the organization
  • How unconscious bias derails DE&I communication efforts
  • Allyship and accompliceship for communicators: Inclusive language and visual representation
  • How microaggressions undermine an inclusive culture — and how to stop them
  • Managing DE&I backlash
  • Kim Clark
    Affiliate Consultant
    Ragan Consulting Group
  • Deborah L. Johnson
    Faculty Member
    Executive Leadership Diversity Institute UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business