Community Impact

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The world of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) can be both empowering and overwhelming at times. How can someone get started in this space? In this course, Dereca Blackmon highlights how you can play an important role in DEIB. Dereca explains key terminology and the business case for diversity, then dives into best practices for diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity. She covers how biases can impact recruiting and hiring, as well as the importance of inclusive communication, sponsorship, and mentorship. Dereca goes over why belonging matters, how to interrupt microaggressions, how to evaluate your organization for transparency and accountability, and much more. Everyone has a role to play in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices!

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