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Inclusion Junkie

Inclusion Junkie

By Inclusion Junkie
Most of us can relate to feeling as though we are not a part of or not valued. Unfortunately we are living in a time where society is becoming more polarized, more exclusionary. It's time to solve that problem and change the discussion to focus on how we can value one another and how we can work together to build something stronger, something better. Inclusion Junkie provides a space to learn, to explore, and to start to include. Presented by Behavior Leader featuring Dr. Natalie Parks, Mason Washington, and Paul Peebles. Inclusion is our way of life. Hopefully it will also soon be yours.
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Inclusion Junkie

Who Am I? A Narrative
There is nothing more powerful than learning someone's life experiences. In this episode, one of our colleagues shares his very personal story about what it is like to grow up and live in America. 
September 01, 2021
Increasing Inclusive Communication
We communicate everyday, but how often do we take time to ensure our communication is effective, or even better, inclusive and effective? In this episode we discuss what it means to communicate inclusively, how to determine what language to use and not use, and when inclusive communication matters most. We'll give you a hint - it ALWAYS matters! 
April 27, 2021
Hiring the Best Person for the Job
In this episode we discuss what it really means when someone says they want to "hire the best person for the job". We discuss how this practice reinforces the inequities in hiring practices that already exist. 
April 09, 2021
Insurrection, Coups, Terrorists, Riots, and Protestors
When pro-Trump protestors stormed the capital in Jan 2021, the behaviors and responses of police, politicians, and other authorities was strikingly different than during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. Examining the specific environments that support this is the first step to changing it. Using the science of behavior, the hosts examine the reasons behind this, why we observe such differences, and why others interpret these events differently. 
January 07, 2021
Will Gender Equality Ever Exist?
Why is it that narratives about powerful and accomplished are sometimes developed to undermine their accomplishments? Should we highlight women for accomplishments just because they are women? We dive into these topics and more on this episode. 
December 16, 2020
What Does Black Lives Matter Have to do with Inclusion?
Some argue that the Black Lives Matter movement is exclusionary. We examine these arguments and discuss why the movement is really about inclusion. 
December 16, 2020
How Labels and Diagnoses Intersect with Bias and Inclusion
Our special guest Dr. Amoy Hugh-Pennie engages in a passionate and engaging discussion about the intersectionality of educational and medical diagnoses with the biases of labels, symptomology, race, gender, and socio-economic status. This in depth conversation shines a light on why certain groups of individuals are diagnosed with specific disorders later in life than other groups, how labels can increase negative bias against an individual, and how inclusion can sometimes be misconstrued to mean conform. Dr. Hugh-Pennie shares potential solutions that address how we educate our youth and address the inequities of diagnosis and bias within the educational and medical systems.
December 03, 2020
Successful Business Ownership and Sales
Ever wonder what it's like to sell a business? More importantly, ever wonder what differences arise when you are a Black woman selling your business? Our special guests Beverly Kirby and Landria Seals discuss their personal journeys through business ownership and selling their businesses as successful Black women. 
November 09, 2020
Exploring Education
From the politics to pandemics and everything in between, we discuss how to make education more equitable. Our special guest, Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of the School District of University City in St. Louis, MO, shares with us her journey as a Black woman and the many things she has done to Reimagine Learning for her students. 
November 02, 2020
Triggers are stimuli in our environment that result in behavior occurring. They can be anything from an alarm clock to waking us up to seeing current events on television. The triggers that are unproductive, unconscious, and unexpected are most dangerous and can lead to behaviors that result in harm and detriment to others. The hosts dive into these and how we can identify when these triggers occur and how to manage our own behavior, bringing us closer to inclusion. 
September 21, 2020
Real Talk
There is a lot happening in the world. We spend this episode processing some of the events currently taking place, their cyclical nature, and what it means for inclusion and ourselves individually and collectively. 
August 31, 2020
The Core Behaviors of Inclusion
Today we focus on the behaviors of inclusion by discussing its five core behaviors: communication, leadership, ethics & values, management, and education. Join us as we talk about what each of these mean and provide examples of how they can be demonstrated in our lives. 
August 21, 2020
What is Inclusion?
In this episode, the hosts discuss the meaning of inclusion and how it is seen in the workplace. They discuss why inclusion matters and how detrimental it is to individuals and businesses when it is missing. 
August 10, 2020
We Are Inclusion Junkie by Behavior Leader
Have you ever felt excluded? We have too! Meet our hosts and hear about how we are attempting to create a space to learn, to explore, and to start to include. Inclusion is our way of life; we're hoping to make it yours too! 
July 17, 2020