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Top 2021 Posts + Make a Plan for 2022

A new year is an excellent opportunity for refreshed goals and revitalized plans, so if you are inclined to spend this time of year reflecting and planning as I do, I want to offer you some helpful tools. I also recap the top read posts of 2021.

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Inclusive Leadership Development Model

Dr. Meagan Pollock developed the ILD model as a teaching tool for Engineer Inclusion clients. While the model’s origin is from an engineering leadership context, it is helpful for anyone who aims to develop inclusive leadership practices.

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Meagan Pollock TEDx Talk - How to become an inclusive leader

TEDx Talk: How to become an inclusive leader

On October 25, 2021, I accomplished a life goal– to give a TEDx talk. The event was hosted by Wolcott College Prep in Chicago, and I couldn’t be happier with the result! It is 11 minutes, and you won’t regret learning “how to become an inclusive leader.”

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Are you ready to de-hibernate?

De-Hibernate and Build Networks for Resiliency

As we slowly re-emerge from isolation, we may find our personal, professional, and community networks look and feel differently. However, relationships across a balanced network are essential for our resiliency. This post offers tips and strategies for assessing and improving our relational sources of resilience.

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cultivating resilience in ourselves and others

Cultivating Resilience

In this post, you will find a 60-minute recorded webinar, workshop handout, effective strategies for developing resilience, an exercise to help expand your support network, plus additional resources for cultivating resilience in yourself and others.

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golden rule vs platinum rule

What’s better than the Golden Rule? The Platinum Rule!

Most of us learned the Golden Rule in kindergarten, and our teachers suggested using it as a plumb line for all types of human interactions. But what are the limitations of the Golden Rule, and is it still a practical guideline? In this post, we evaluate the Golden Rule and offer the Platinum Rule as a new benchmark for human-centered and inclusive practices.

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What is a root cause and why do we need to find it?

What is a root cause, and why do we need to find it?

For issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must find the root causes for our specific populations before diving in with well-intentioned interventions that may miss the mark and leave us no better than before we started. In this 3.5-minute illustrative video, we challenge you to act like a child and don’t stop asking why until you get to the bottom of things.

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Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional careers are any in which one gender represents less than 25% of the workforce. For example, women in engineering or men in nursing. When many of these careers are high-wage, and high-demand jobs, it is imperative that we remove barriers and increase the participation and completion of women and men in nontraditional educational pathways. This workshop equips educators with tools and strategies for recruitment and retention.

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