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Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion

Welcome to the Resource Page for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI)

Make sure you check out ETD's lineup of free internet videos and content to meet the needs of all state employees related to DEAI development. If you have access to LinkedIn Learning, we are also providing an additional link to DEAI content on their website.

Click either of the following links to see a broad set of DEAI Resources available for your Individual Development Plan - IDP.  (ETD - DEAI Resource Guide):

For your hiring process, LinkedIn Talent Solutions provides an eBook entitled DEI Journeys - Real stories and resources for driving more equitable hiring.  Embedded in this eBook, you can find many free resources and articles to supplement your learning journey.  (Some of the links may require a LinkedIn Learning license). Most of the content from this eBook can be shared with your DEI team, your recruiting specialists or your peers in the organization.  

Follow these links to a wide variety of learning or information from sources such as Ted Talks, Web Articles, Library Books and LinkedIn Learning training options to enhance your understanding of DEAI content. Develop current strengths and building new skills through these spot-lighted offerings to start your journey. ETD is offering a variety of our popular courses and articles to help you develop your own Individual Development Plan to support your understanding of Cultural Competence.  

We have taken a few recommendations from the Resource Guide as suggested learning or reading opportunities for you to consider.  We will refresh this recommendation list each week to offer another set of topics for you to explore so stop back frequently to see additional recommendations.  Here is a small list of content you might want to explore:

DEAI Content on LinkedIn Learning 

Learning Paths

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Leaders and Managers - Discover ways to effectively lead diversity efforts in your organization. In this learning path, leaders can learn how to recognize the business need for DIBs, create a truly inclusive workplace, communicate honestly and effectively, recognize their own biases, and accept the differences of others. Target Audience - Managers. 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All - Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability. Target Audience - All Employees. 

Video Courses

Managing a Diverse Team - Learn how to manage counsel and lead a diverse team in order to foster their best performance. Target Audience - Managers. 

Adding Value through Diversity - Learn how to add value to your organization's culture and increase team effectiveness and productivity by recruiting hiring and promoting diverse candidates. Target Audience - All Employees. 

DEAI Content from Ted Talks

How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace | TED Talk - Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder -- and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think and say outside the office. How do we get there? Check out this presentation!

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them | TED Talk - Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

DEAI Articles on the Web

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts that Really Work​HBR Article - In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decades, leading organizations and companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.

5 Powerful Ways to Take REAL Action on DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) - Center for Creative Leadership -  ​People need new ways to think about and talk about diversity. Leaders need new skills to enable equity and inclusion in the workplace. And organizations need scalable ways to ensure that their diversity and inclusion initiatives avoid common mistakes and are solid and sustainable.

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Guide for State Agencies 

The IDI is a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that assesses ideas, attitudes and beliefs and uses a developmental continuum that defines a person’s cultural competency.  The IDI can be used for individual, group and organizational development. Minnesota state agencies are encouraged to use the IDI as one tool to develop employee and organizational intercultural competence, strengthen conversations, promote better decision making and influence inclusive practices. Enterprise Talent Development (ETD) has resources in place to support agencies to implement the IDI in their workplace inclusion programs and has created a guide for agencies in implementing an IDI program.

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