Diversity Leadership Guide and Dialogue Robyn N. Gordon October 4, 2005
Diversity Voluntary Productivity driven Qualitative Opportunity focused Inclusive Proactive Equal Opportunity Government initiated Legally driven Quantitative Problem focused Targeted Reactive Diversity
Diversity Leadership Guides • The Diversity Leadership Guides topics/messages will be developed in the context of building productive work teams helping leaders/managers focus on making inclusion part of the Center culture and identifying systemic barriers to inclusion.
Diversity Leadership Guides (cont’d.) • Leadership Guides will be generated once per month to: • Promote dialogue surrounding diversity issues • Foster an environment of inclusion • To enhance vertical and horizontal communication to support mission activities and outcomes • Provide a foundation for planning retreats (or advances), All-Hands, off-site meetings, etc. • Supply data to be used in Center level reporting including Office of Equal Opportunity Programs MD715 Reporting requirement • Promote Center-wide dialogues through Brown-Bag discussions (held once per month, open to all)
Diversity Leadership Guides (cont’d.) • Leaders should provide the guide to direct reports for review and schedule time during regularly scheduled staff meetings to have a dialogue about the message. • Each guide will provide suggested questions/activities to stimulate dialogue. • This would be a good opportunity to allow staff members to lead the discussion. • The requirement is to give every employee an opportunity to engage in the dialogue.
Diversity Leadership Guides (cont’d.) • Summary forms will be provided to the session facilitator. • Completed forms, due the last Friday of each month, should be returned to the Diversity Management Office via email at email@example.com or mailed to MS 3-3. • Quarterly reports will be provided to each organization and the Center Director.