Intentional Inclusion with The Diversity Doctor

Dr Donna de Haan

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#8 How to come out as an ally this PRIDE month
Jun 22 2022
#8 How to come out as an ally this PRIDE month
This is a longer episode than normal because there was just so much to cover on this topic. So this is a big one in terms of content and impact - and you know I'm all about creating impact.In this episode I share with you a brief history of PRIDE, why we see a lot of rainbow flags this time of year and why this is not also a good thing.  I dive into what it means to be a performative ally - and why that's not the type of ally we want to be.  We want to be intentionally inclusive allies - not just to our LGBTQI+ friends and colleagues, and certainly not only in June - so in this episode I share 7 very practical ways you can be an active intentionally inclusive ally today. In fact by the time you have finished listening to this episode, you will already be being an active ally. So stick around to the end to find out which ally are you.As I said there is a lot of valuable content included in this episode - if you're a visual learner and you want a written overview of what's discussed in todays episode, then click on this blog link for a written overview.In the episode I mention an additional resource which is designed to help you create inclusive meetings and in this resource you'll find more examples of how to be an active intentionally inclusive ally during meetings - you can find out more about that here.And finally  if you would like to receive our FREE complete PRIDE resource pack or you have any questions about the content covered today, please drop me an email at hello@diversity-doctor.com
#8 How to come out as an ally this PRIDE month
Jun 22 2022
#8 How to come out as an ally this PRIDE month
This is a longer episode than normal because there was just so much to cover on this topic. So this is a big one in terms of content and impact - and you know I'm all about creating impact.In this episode I share with you a brief history of PRIDE, why we see a lot of rainbow flags this time of year and why this is not also a good thing.  I dive into what it means to be a performative ally - and why that's not the type of ally we want to be.  We want to be intentionally inclusive allies - not just to our LGBTQI+ friends and colleagues, and certainly not only in June - so in this episode I share 7 very practical ways you can be an active intentionally inclusive ally today. In fact by the time you have finished listening to this episode, you will already be being an active ally. So stick around to the end to find out which ally are you.As I said there is a lot of valuable content included in this episode - if you're a visual learner and you want a written overview of what's discussed in todays episode, then click on this blog link for a written overview.In the episode I mention an additional resource which is designed to help you create inclusive meetings and in this resource you'll find more examples of how to be an active intentionally inclusive ally during meetings - you can find out more about that here.And finally  if you would like to receive our FREE complete PRIDE resource pack or you have any questions about the content covered today, please drop me an email at hello@diversity-doctor.com
#7 Understanding the difference between barriers and boundaries
Jun 2 2022
#7 Understanding the difference between barriers and boundaries
In episode #6, I talk about how the identification and removal of barriers is key to any kind of diversity and inclusion work. In other words understanding what is it that prevents someone from entering and then feeling safe in any given space. If a group of people are missing from any space, it is because there have been barriers or roadblocks along the way that have held them back, slowed them down or simply prevented them from even getting a foot in the door.I know that better decisions are made when diverse voices contribute to the decision making process.  I know that people thrive when they feel safe.  I know it’s a basic human need to belong. I know that diverse and inclusive organisations out perform those filled with just one type of person.  I know that it is my life’s work to help identify and break down barriers which leave people feeling excluded. BUT I also know that doesn’t mean everyone should be included in every space.Inclusion does not mean including everyone.  Being inclusive does not mean we walk through life without boundaries. We all have the right to draw a line on the type of behaviour we feel is acceptable.  We all have the right not to be in the same space as someone else. Barriers can stop us feeling safe in a space, boundaries can help us feel safe and included in a space.In this episode I explain the difference between barriers and boundaries and share some practical and personal examples of both.  As most things are, this one is closely linked to understanding your WHY for D&I, so if you would like a refresher or additional resources linked to this topic please check out episode #3If you found this episode useful please share with someone else you may benefit from hearing this content today, and please don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode.Additional resources mentioned in the episode that you may want to check out include The Inclusive Meetings Toolkit.  If you would like to connect with others passionate about D&I and you would like a weekly bitesize dose of D&I content delivered to your inbox every Monday, why not join The Diversity Doctor Community today, it's free to join as a member you will receive a bonus free resource on the first Monday of every month, designed to help you practically embed intentional inclusion into your daily working life.
#5 Start creating efficient, effective and inclusive meetings today
May 19 2022
#5 Start creating efficient, effective and inclusive meetings today
In this episode we continue working through the 10 steps you can take today to stop the meeting madness and start creating efficient, effective and inclusive meetings.  I promise any one of these actionable steps will have an immediate and positive impact on how you and your colleagues experience meetings. If you missed the first 5 steps, head to episode #4 right now because we pick up here with step 6.For a little bit of orientation here is an overview of all 10 steps:Who to inviteWhy an inclusive agenda is so important Meeting logisticsInclusive introductionsRoles and responsibilitiesHouse RulesHow to encourage the right type of contribution The 3 C's Clarity, Contribution and Call to Action Feedback and feed forwardReflectionsA detailed written overview of all these steps is included in The Inclusive Meetings Toolkit, along with agenda templates, house rules templates, a reflections workbook and a 20 minute training video you can download and share with your colleagues - in short absolutely everything you need in one place to start creating an intentionally inclusive culture today - click here to find out more...Hi I'm Dr Donna de Haan, I have almost 20 years experience in academia, research and consultancy. I have 101 degrees (almost!) including an MBA and PhD and I use all of my theoretical and practical knowledge to bring you informed, actionable content that you can implement today to create a Diverse, Inclusive, Value lead and Equity driven DIVE culture, where everyone and your bottom line can THRIVE.If you're looking for bitesize D&I content delivered for FREE, weekly, straight into your inbox, why not join the 100s of like minded people from around the world who are part of The Diversity Doctor Community. And If you hang out on Instagram, follow me for daily D&I content and drop me a DM so we can connect.
#4 Stop the meeting madness!
May 12 2022
#4 Stop the meeting madness!
This episode is all about intention and impact. I’m going to share with you some actionable steps you can take right now that will positively impact how included your colleagues feel. Practical steps that will give you the gift of time, whilst increasing productivity - I know this sounds way to good to be true - but it’s not, I promise. I’m sharing with you tried and tested steps I use with my one to one clients to help them create instant impact. Over the course of episode #4 and #5 I'm going to walk you through the 10 steps you can take to create efficient, effective and inclusive meetings and what's more I have a complete toolkit of resources to help you - everything you need is right here The Inclusive Meetings Toolkit is your one stop playbook to creating an inclusive culture today.Hi I'm Dr Donna de Haan, I have almost 20 years experience in academia, research and consultancy. I have 101 degrees (almost!) including an MBA and PhD and I use all of my theoretical and practical knowledge to bring you informed, actionable content that you can implement today to create a Diverse, Inclusive, Value lead and Equity driven DIVE culture, where everyone and your bottom line can THRIVE.If you're looking for bitesize D&I content delivered for FREE, weekly, straight into your inbox, why not join the 100s of like minded people from around the world who are part of The Diversity Doctor Community. And If you hang out on Instagram, follow me for daily D&I content and drop me a DM so we can connect.