The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Podcast

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Podcast

By Forum on Workplace Inclusion
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion podcast offers an opportunity to engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion topics on a monthly basis. With a wide array of relevant DEI topics, we welcome you to join in each month as attendees from a variety of industries around the globe participate and share their ideas.

For 30 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow their leadership and effectiveness in the field of diversity and inclusion by engaging people, advancing ideas and igniting change.
Ep. 11 What's the Big Fat Deal?
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Lisa Love challenges stereotypes and perceptions about people of size and looks at how inclusion of size and shape to DEI policies and programs strengthens individuals and organizations. This Podcast is an annual conference special episode featuring playback from one of our 2018 conference Spotlight Sessions called, “What’s the big fat deal?” with Lisa Love from Twin Cities PBS. Lisa takes the stage to Challenge stereotypes and perceptions about people of size. Experience the discrimination faced by people of size and learn how inclusion of size and shape to DEI policies and programs strengthens individuals and organizations. This Podcast will Explore internalized fat phobia and experiment with loving your body. Presenter: Lisa Love
20:55
March 27, 2019
Ep. 10 Stand Up, Speak Out: Empowering CEO and Corporate Activism
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, La'Wana Harris speaks about CEO and corporate activism and addresses the tough questions corporate activism raises . PR firms are now building entire practices around CEO activism. The marketplace also reflects this ongoing transformation, with consumers either rewarding or publicly penalizing companies for their support for social justice issues or lack thereof. And there are instances where a single act committed by a single employee can impact consumer trust for an entire enterprise. Navigating this shifting landscape raises some tough questions that we will address: What are the risks and potential rewards associated with taking a stand? How do you determine when to weigh in and when to remain silent? What practical tools and techniques exist to help bridge the gap between business and societal issues? Join this webinar to explore how to empower corporate activism across all levels of the organization. Learning Outcomes: Develop effective strategies for corporate activism and managing the effects of societal issues in the workplace. Create a readiness framework for responses that honor your values and beliefs at the individual and organizational level. Apply a coaching model to empower standing up and speaking out. Presenter: La'Wana Harris
1:01:20
March 6, 2019
Ep. 9 RACE: Inclusion & Colorism. How Understanding the History can Help Us Transform
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Milagros Phillips speaks to the concept of colorism, its history, and its impact on today's workplace. More than 100 years before the Mayflower landed on what is now known as the continental USA, colorism was being used as a form of division that determined your economy, class, and position in society. Today colorism is alive and well and could undermining hiring, promotion, retention, mentoring and ultimately your bottom line. Join us in exploring this 500-year-old legacy and its impact on our modern workplace, as we seek to create inclusion and belonging in our organizations. Learning Outcomes: What is colorism and its history? The various ways colorism impacts diversity and inclusion How awareness of colorism can change the way you do business Presenter: Milagros Phillips
32:35
February 18, 2019
Ep. 8 Third Wave: The Future of Work, Engagement Well-Being & Inclusion
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Devin C. Hughes talks about the positive impact of inclusive work environment as a performance enhancers. The research is clear—positive and inclusive environments are performance enhancers. They are characterized by higher productivity, less turnover and more resilient cultures. Organizations with happy employees outperform the competition by as much as 202% . Happy and engaged employees are committed and passionate about the work they do, resulting in higher performance and lower turnover rates. Leaders who know how to cultivate positive emotion tap into an endless well of psychological capital – hope, optimism, confidence, resilience and belief – that has the power to keep people and teams innovating, creating value and more successful even in tough times. Attend and learn the real, tangible and actionable steps to building a better workplace culture, using a proven method for culture change. Learning Outcomes Review the prevalence and cost of poor employee well-being and unhealthy culture. Understand how Positive Psychology and Social-Emotional Intelligence impacts employee performance and organizational health. Learn key strategies to improve communication and trust throughout your organization. This Podcast is a replay about January 24, 2019 webinar titled, "Third Wave: The Future of Work, Engagement, Well-Being & Inclusion." 
49:07
February 4, 2019
Ep. 7 Solving Tribalism in the Workplace Through Emotional and Social Intelligence
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, President and Co-Founder of International Insights Dr. Gleb Tsipursky speaks on how we can overcome our native tribalism through emotional and social intelligence. Listeners of today's Podcast have the opportunity to receive an offer by Dr. Tsipursky. More details available on the Podcast.
55:00
January 11, 2019
Ep. 6 How Are You Engaging Your Asian Talent?
According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. The U.S. Asian population grew 72% between 2000 and 2015 (from 11.9 million to 20.4 million), the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. The median annual household income of households headed by Asian Americans is $73,060, compared with $53,600 among all U.S. households. About half of Asians ages 25 and older (51%) have a bachelor’s degree or more, compared with 30% of all Americans this age. Yet in a recent study it was found that Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management. Also many companies choose to lump all Asians into a single group for representation which can be detrimental for your business. This session looks at key research by Community Business into the differences between Western and Asian perspectives in the workplace, talent and leadership. It also looks at the diversity of Asia and Asians, providing an explanation as to why, companies need to pay more attention to how they treat their Asian employees and customers. Learning Outcomes 1.) Learn about key differences in the perspective of Western and Asian leadership and working styles. 2.) Understand the diversity of Asian talent and customers. 3.) Have some key takeaways on how to engage Asian talent and customers differently. Presenters: Florence Chan, Community Business Linda Akutagwa of Leadership Education for Asia Pacifics Inc.
1:08:52
December 19, 2018
Ep. 5 Achieving Results: Diversity and Inclusion Actions with Impact
The need for more diverse and inclusive organizations is broadly accepted today. Still, organizations keep struggling with driving change successfully: While seven in ten respondents to a survey conducted for Newsweek say the topic is clearly visible on the strategy of their organization, just two in five express that they are on track to achieve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals. And there is a stuck pattern emerging. Just a minority of those off track say they “could be doing more to support D&I”. Based on a global survey of D&I professionals and senior leaders, this webinar provides insight in actions that have an impact. By looking at what sets successful organizations apart, it introduces key success factors and pragmatic ways to more effectively drive the change for greater diversity. Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain insight in key D&I practices that have an impact. 2. Understand what sets successful organizations apart. 3. Learn from industry best practices. Presenters: Veronika Hucke, D&I Strategy and Solutions and Lisa Kepinski, Inclusion Institute
1:03:12
November 1, 2018
Ep. 4 Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs
Smart teams fuel company growth, and these days, ERGs are driving the front lines of business like never before. At the same time, the role of the Executive Sponsor has never been more critical in supporting this value creation, and harnessing the potential of these tremendous leadership pipelines. From the pages of JBC’s white paper, “Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performance ERGs,” Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting) along with Guido Tamburini (Capco) and Monica Boll (Accenture) discuss how leadership can help leverage the executive sponsor role as a powerful catalyst to accelerate ERG maturation and business alignment. Executive Sponsors have played an important role so far in helping ERGs create a compelling value proposition for the organizations that support them and for prospective members. Going forward, the role of executives will only increase. Learn rationales and methods for deploying Executive Sponsors who help company ERGs produce beneficial business results.
1:02:28
September 27, 2018
Ep. 3 How to Get Invited to the Table and to Sustain Your Place
One of the most common frustrations and questions asked by women and people of color, and by DEI professionals is the proverbial "How do I get a seat at the table?" More and more professionals report that they want to be recognized as valuable contributors in important business decisions, gain the credibility and visibility that their counterparts experience (often with less effort), and they want access to opportunities. Unfortunately, when the global workforce demographics have shifted significantly over the past 20 years, too many minorities still experience microaggressions, being overlooked, marginalized, and undervalued, and still do not have a seat at the table. In this webinar playback, Dr. Shirley Davis will identify the key skills and behaviors and proven strategies and techniques that will enable minority professionals to not just "earn a seat" at the senior leadership table but how to sustain their level of influence and impact in their organizations.
1:03:57
July 26, 2018
Ep. 2 Women in Leadership: Engaging Global Women
Women’s participation in the global workforce has increased across industries and sectors, yet women remain underrepresented in business leadership roles worldwide. Although evidence shows that gender diversity contributes to improved performance and effectiveness within organizations, there remain many systemic and organizational barriers to women’s participation and inclusion in the workplace. Cultural expectations, norms and values further impact and inhibit the ability of women to advance to leadership positions. There are strategies that both organizations and women themselves can employ to increase leadership opportunities in the workplace. During this engaging and informative webinar, we will draw on current and relevant research and examples to explore challenges and strategic opportunities for the advancement of women in leadership in the global workplace and marketplace.
58:46
July 20, 2018
Ep. 1 Virtual Engagement for Tangible Results: New Ways of Using Social Media and Inclusion Webinar Playback
In this podcast, we will share a powerful case study for creating a global virtual technical network that combined a knowledge management platform along with explicit inclusion mindsets and behaviors to make problems visible and solve technical problems more rapidly across a complex, recently merged enterprise.
1:01:47
June 11, 2018
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