The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Podcast

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 31 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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fwi/support

21:38:11 2022-11-23
Learning outcomes •Identify key concepts to keep in mind when communicating across differences •Acquire effective strategies that will help take the adversity out of diversity dialogues •Develop an action plan for improving your effectiveness around...
22:06:09 2022-11-10
Have you ever wondered how to make systems-wide organizational changes in DEI? When ERGs and training are not moving the needle on your DEI measures, you need a new organizational strategy. By identifying, assessing and developing already existing influen...
21:56:23 2022-10-26
Today’s rapid pace of changing demographics and cultural misunderstandings can undermine productivity, adversely impact key relationships, frustrate team dynamics, and interfere with business objectives. Understanding cultural diversity in workplaces ha...
21:46:15 2022-10-12
Despite progress in the area of disability inclusion, there are still daily examples in the workplace of attitudes, beliefs, and actions toward people with disabilities that are, in a word, weird. For example, a department director sends a company-wide em...
21:41:15 2022-09-26
On todays podcast Dr. Leo will discuss what the current Puerto Rican diaspora is, its impact on individuals living in the US and considerations for working with Puerto Ricans who have left the island. Learning Outcomes:  Define what is meant by Pue...
22:05:14 2022-09-08
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Nina Boe from Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and Jean-Marie Navetta from PFLAG National answer questions from listeners that attended our July 21, 2022 Webinar Beyond the Blame Game: R...
22:17:26 2022-09-08
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Margaret Greenberg and Gina Greenlee from The Business of Race, LLC answer questions from listeners that attended our June 16, 2022 Webinar What is Your X_ Why the Workplace is the Perfect Place to Discu...
21:24:44 2022-08-24
COVID has created an unanticipated world where we have greater virtual access to others. As teams span geographical and national boundaries to collaborate, the need for deeper intercultural and diversity, equity, and inclusion (ICDEI) awareness, practical...
22:25:59 2022-08-17
COVID has created an unanticipated world where we have greater virtual access to others. As teams span geographical and national boundaries to collaborate, the need for deeper intercultural and diversity, equity, and inclusion (ICDEI) awareness, practical...
21:41:19 2022-08-10
Working across differences and bringing together divergent points of view is integral to the work of diplomats. The ability to build coalitions, understanding, and an agreement for how to achieve a common goal are skills that are also applicable for DEI p...
21:35:47 2022-08-03
Decision-making takes place at every level of an organization every single day, whether within a team working on a project, a department setting targets, or in the C-Suite as leaders make structural changes. In this session, Lisa Russell, co-founder and C...
22:03:36 2022-06-23
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Kari Heistad (Culture Coach International, Diversity Dashboard) answers questions from listeners that attended our May 19, 2022 webinar Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional. Kari Heistad an...
21:47:48 2022-06-07
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Marie Larson (City of Minneapolis) and Karyn Berg (Ramsey County) provide information and resources to design, implement, and improve candidate outreach through virtual recruiting. The unprecedented challenges of COVI...
21:52:12 2022-05-25
In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Harry Petaway (Equity Communities of Practice) chats with us on how social determinants of health are interlaced with DEI and collaborative approach to health equity. Topics covered in this episode What is Health...
21:30:02 2022-05-13
In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Capella University) and Dr. Barbara Butts Williams (Capella University) explore how an established direct path is possible between talent, employment, and leadership skills through strategic partn...
21:44:36 2022-04-27
In this episode of The Forum Podcast Irma Olguin Jr. (Bitwise Industries) and Michelle Skoor (Bitwise Industries) explores how the tech industry could use paid apprenticeships to approach systemic inequities in the tech industry and curb generational pove...
21:34:27 2022-04-12
In this episode of The Forum Podcast Julie Kratz shares stories, ideas, and research from her new children’s book, “Little Allies.” She discusses the importance and impact of having conversations about diversity, inclusion, and allyship earlier with...
22:01:22 2022-03-28
In this episode of The Forum Podcast Amy Yip (Amy Yip Coaching) shares what mental fitness is, why it matters, skills & practices to build their own mental fitness, and how to apply it in cultivating a more diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace. If ...
21:46:33 2022-03-10
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting) shares actionable insights for leading in today's changing and uncertain environment, creating workplaces that are equitable and inclusive for all members, and becoming a pur...
21:50:30 2022-03-04
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Wendy Vang-Roberts (Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement) and Yixiu Chen (State of Minnesota Department of Human Services) discuss the way unconscious biases show up in the form of microaggressions. Most volun...
21:58:45 2022-02-09
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) returns for another timely deep dive into the Theory of Racelessness, which reflects two philosophical positions on “race” that are uncommonly taught & commonly misund...
21:23:11 2022-02-02
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Lilian Eilers (The Blue Ocean Company) answer questions from listeners that attended our December 16, 2021 webinar Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts. Lilian Eilers answer que...
21:26:37 2022-01-26
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Damion Jones shares his journey as Global Head, VP of Inclusion & Diversity at Bayer, the global pharmaceuticals and life sciences company. Damion has a unique perspective on how large health-focused companies lik...
22:03:21 2022-01-12
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (The XauSky Group) and Patrick Maniboon, "The Courage Hacker" anchor the conversation at the intersection of research, storytelling, and application where one uses agency on three levels - s...
21:44:57 2021-12-20
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Trina C. Olson and Alfonso T. Wenker (Team Dynamics), layout the six-part process outlined in their forthcoming book, Hiring Revolution: A Guide to Disrupt Racism + Sexism in Hiring. Olson and Wenker share what they h...
21:36:00 2021-12-09
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Arshiya Malik and Lisa Russell (Aleria) cover the top three do's and don'ts of measuring inclusion based on their work and time in the industry. As organizations plan their 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) ...
21:24:56 2021-11-23
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tenzin Nordon (Get Ready Program) will address how individuals and organizations can foster women’s leadership by applying learnings from her research in the Tibetan community. Fostering women’s leadership is a st...
21:41:13 2021-11-23
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Jessica Isom explores specific strategies and tools to support young people of color transitioning into the workplace. This podcast provides mental health and wellbeing tips and guidance to young people of color w...
21:22:33 2021-11-04
In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Vannessa LeBoss (Communication Service for the Deaf) and Craig Radford (Communication Service for the Deaf) answer questions from listeners that attended our September 16, 2021 webinar Engaging with Deaf...
21:52:00 2021-10-26
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on...
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