Celebrating and honoring Juneteenth

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What can you do to celebrate and honor this Juneteenth holiday? Support the agenda for a better future for Black communities in your area! The agenda for a better future for the Black community is comprehensive and multifaceted, aiming to address systemic inequalities and promote holistic empowerment. By focusing on these key areas, the community Read More »

Navigating DEI Backlash: Lessons from the MIT Case

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One of our clients asked for our thoughts this week on the latest move in the ongoing backlash against DEI. On May 20th, a conservative group filed a complaint with the US Dept of Education Office of Civil Rights against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for excluding some students from the university’s “CRWN” networking, mentoring, and development Read More »

LCW Announces Discounted Talent Review Learning Bundles

Claim Your Discount Take 25% off some of our most popular programs to close out your year with intentional investment in disrupting bias! For many organizations, this time of year marks the season for performance management discussions and talent planning; this is an excellent opportunity to equip people managers with tools that enable sustainable high Read More »

Three Proven Steps for Leading Inclusively

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As a senior leader, it’s your role to listen to your teams, internalize what is top of mind for them, and develop strategies to create a more inclusive organization. According to a survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review, “teams with inclusive leaders are 17% more likely to report that they are high performing, 20% Read More »

A Cultural Response to Anti-Trans Legislation

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In recent years, there has been a wave of anti-trans legislation passed in state legislatures across the country. These laws target transgender youth, specifically transgender girls, and seek to limit their access to gender-affirming care, participation in sports, and recognition of their gender identity. Gender identity: One’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a Read More »

Stay Interviews: Action Plans for Employee Engagement and Retention

By Jeffrey Cookson, GPHR, SPHR | Executive Coach   When it comes to retaining highly valued employees—particularly from populations different from a dominant cultural group*—organizations often find during an exit interview that addressing a specific concern would have gone a long way in retaining that person. Inclusive conversations are a proactive way to help maintain Read More »

Quiet Quitting is Nothing New: It’s Time to Prioritize Employee Engagement

A hand holding a briefcase next to the text "'Nobody wants to work anymore' is a phrase that has appeared in the media each decade since at least the 1890s." Source: MarketWatch, 2022

Contributors: Rebecca Parrilla | Director of Content & Research Emani Richmond | Consultant Ashton Vicente | Communications Associate   The COVID-19 pandemic strained many traditional workplaces and led to mass burnout for countless employees. Amid blurred home and work boundaries, quiet quitting emerged as a means to reject the pervasive hustle culture and overwhelming workplace Read More »

Learning Paths to Uplift the Black Experience

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Get a head-start planning impactful DEI programming this Black History Month and beyond! Utilizing our proven, identity-based workshops and resources, we’ve curated two learning paths designed to spark sustainable conversations that uplift Black excellence in your organization. Partner with LCW expert facilitators to explore what it means to be a proactive ally and authentically support Read More »

10 Tips for Building Trust and Engagement in the Virtual Workplace

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By Conner Williams | Consultant For many people, the coronavirus pandemic brought about a new virtual working environment that is here to stay. As recently as May 2022, just 4% of employers indicated they were requiring their entire workforces to return to the office. Not being physically present with your team can make it easy Read More »

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