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Swish Swish Shark by Engineer Inclusion, photo by Meagan Pollock

Can people change? Swish swish

I’m in the business of change. Whether that is changing hearts and minds or complex institutional systems, change is at the core of everything I do and believe. However, just like every other human brain, my brain is not immune to bias and often cues beliefs opposite to the hope for change. In this post, I share a story from a client engagement that I recall as often as necessary to remind myself that people can change, no matter how challenging they might be. The post is summed up by five takeaways and strategies, with a fun, bonus pop culture reference that involves a shark. Swish swish! Read on to understand what that means.

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Sticky Feedback is Best

This curriculum about motivation, learning, and feedback is available as an in-person or virtual workshop. The recommended session length for this curricula is a half-day.

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Awareness to Action Alliance

Awareness to Action Alliance

Make 2021 a year of increased awareness and empowered action. Join the Awareness to Action Alliance and focus your energy and effort on monthly learning and action goals for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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SMARTIE goals

What are SMARTIE goals?

Change doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without planning and effort. Goals are critical to success! To improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must be intentional in our efforts. Use this worksheet to craft SMARTIE goals!

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2020 Year in Review

2020: Year in Review

2020. Four syllables and no context, and there is an almost implicit understanding and collective sigh about the associated challenges of the year. In this year-in-review post, I reflect on 2020, recap the numbers, capture the highlights I’m celebrating, and countdown the top read posts.

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Can we please cancel “cancel culture?”

Call-out and cancel culture is the dark side of the social justice movement. It is toxic, unproductive, and an inefficient form of activism, twisting learning opportunities into performative battles. Even in the face of the incomprehensible, we can call people IN. In this post, I offer encouragement to operate from a place of kindness and inclusivity, and tips on how to do so.

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Recommended Articles + Tips for Action

Three thoughtful and interesting articles related to diversity, equity, and inclusion have come across my feeds this week, and I wanted to share them with you with some tips on how to process them and make them learning tools for you and your colleagues.

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