Challenge yourself to SEE: Seek -Engage -Encourage

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Sight is the ability to see. Vision is the ability to SEE beyond barriers, turning them into bridges and realizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion in our workplace and communities. Challenge yourself to seek opportunities to learn about individuals of different groups; engage in meaningful dialogue and fun activities with members of different groups…

Lessons on Diversity and Inclusion from Nature’s Experience

Posted on: December 29, 2017

I had the opportunity to drive to the mountains and then to the shores of North Carolina to work with clients late last month. Although I usually do not like long car rides, these two were spectacular. I was constantly reminded of the miracles of nature as I enjoyed the many hues of the changing…

What Does it Take to Be an Effective Leader?

Posted on: December 20, 2017

Redia Anderson and Lenora Billings-Harris, both of whom have a long and nationally recognized history in diversity work, have collaborated to write Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results Through Inclusion and Diversity (Wiley; $27.95).

Down the Yellow Brick Road…

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP diversity motivational speaker and author will take you down the yellow brick road of diversity and inclusion. Click here to learn how to engage your …

Stop! It’s Time to Talk

Posted on: October 30, 2017

With dialogue can come understanding. Without it comes assumptions, presumptions and misdirected behavior. We all see events through our own life experience lenses. The more we are willing to examine an opposing point of view, the more likely we are to hold judgment until we have more facts. Within the last three weeks, I have…

Tulsa “Riots” of 1921: What you probably did not learn in school

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana (1863-1952) I was deeply saddened, angry and proud all at once as I learned of yet another incident of man’s inhumanity to man. I was proud because I saw the pictures of many survivors. They were African Americans who persevered…

3 Part Series: Being White in America

Posted on: October 24, 2014

This is a powerful interactive study about White people on the subject of being White in America. This is one of three installments. Excellent for use in discussion groups. View the interview posted on Facebook  or www.cbsnews.com. Then go to the site http://whitenessproject.org/checkbox and click on the boxes to hear the different points of view.

Multicultural Musings August 2014 Features

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Tips, Techniques, & Ideas (an excerpt from The Diversity Advantage) Form a small group of colleagues to explore the effects of stereotyp­ical thinking. Have each member share the follow­ing information: ·    Describe a time in your childhood when you didn’t fit in. What was the situation; how did you feel; how did you react? ·   …

To Be or Not to Be PC: Creating Inclusive Language in Today's World of Diversity

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Please don’t say I’m ‘wheelchair-bound’ or even worse, ‘confined to a wheelchair.’  — Rolf Hotchkiss  Are you tired of political correctness and wonder why it is suggested that language should become more sensitive? As our society and workplaces continue to expand their diversity, more and more people want to be referred to by terms they have…