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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Podcast

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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 th… read more

46 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Ep 46 You Hear or Say Something Offensive. Then What? Strategies for Increasing Your Effectiveness Around Diversity

October 13th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Luiza Dreasher (Mastering Cultural Difference) offers practical concepts and strategies to keep in mind when …

Ep 45 Overt Discrimination in the Workplace: Disability and the Law

September 22nd, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Ashley Oolman (Lifeworks) will lead listeners through a discussion about how disability status may not be as …

Ep 44 Parenting in Troubled Times: Addressing Race with Your Children

September 8th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) offers options on learn how to interact with children …

Ep 43 Elevate Your Change Management Game: Accelerating Progress Through Strategic Intention

August 25th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Angela Cooper (Mutual of Omaha) offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on insights and methods for leading a …

Ep. 42 Politically (In-)Correct: Survival Lessons for the 21st Century

August 11th, 2020


In this The Forum Podcast, Dr. Kristine F. Hoover (Gonzaga University) addresses the gap in knowledge for well intended people who may struggle with language and skills to "do the work" and to engage in dialogue with …

Ep. 41 Engaging ERGs to Create Impact During These Current Times continued

August 4th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Consulting and Training) and Lisa Strack (Bank of the West) answer questions from …

Ep. 40 The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

July 21st, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences …

Ep 39 Inclusive Event Design: The Differences that Make a Difference

July 7th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Ryan Kroening (Events by Lady K) shares the why, what, and how around creating inclusive events.

We all move through the world using our experiences to guide us, which are heavily …

Ep. 38 Double Consciousness and the Authentic Self

June 23rd, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Femina Ajayi-Hackworth (independent consultant, D&I author, and trainer) talks about double consciousness, …

Ep 37 Responding Inclusively to Coronavirus and Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World

June 16th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Stephen Frost (Frost Included) and Raafi-Karim Alidina (Frost Included) answer questions from …

Ep 36 How to Be a Pro Troublemaker- What It Takes to Actually Get People to Change

June 9th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Stefanie Krievins (Stefanie Krievins & Co.) explains how to go from being a troublemaker and not getting things done, to being pro troublemaker and how to actually get things …

Ep 35 Workplace 2020: An Intersection of Diversity and Politics in the midst of the Pandemic

June 2nd, 2020


In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Malii Watts Witten (EngageBetween), Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answers …

Ep. 34 Strategies to Elevate Women’s Self-Empowerment

May 27th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Myra Hubbard (Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.) explores the difference between being empowered and self-empowered, how to elevate women’s “self-empowered,” as well as offering …

Ep. 33 Include to Innovate

May 12th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Melissa Majors (Melissa Majors Consulting) explains why you shouldn't use white boards and flip charts to …

Ep. 32 Q&A on White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly

May 6th, 2020


In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebecca Slaby (AMAZEworks) answers questions from listeners that attended our popular webinar

Ep. 31 Master These Skills. Master Inclusive Leadership.

April 22nd, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Patricia Jesperson, chief curiosity officer at EmployeeEXP, and Amy Tolbert, ECCO International principal, …

Ep. 30 The Neuroscience of Trust, Empathy and High-Performance Teams

April 7th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Kenneth Nowack (Envisia Learning, Inc.) dives into new research on how to measure and change a key aspect …

Ep. 29 Healing for the Helpers:  Unpacking symptoms of professional fatigue and stress

March 25th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kamyala Howard MSW, LCSW (WE’RE DIVINE consulting) explores the origins or stress, different types of stress, …

Ep. 28 Building a Personal Brand that Influences

March 11th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Sarah McNally (TransForm Corporation) explores how your personal brand is not simply how you perceive yourself or what you say about yourself, but rather how others perceive you in …

Ep. 27 Creating the “Stick”: How to Build a Year-Long Diversity and Inclusion Sustainability Program

February 25th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Chris Jones (Spectra Diversity LLC) shares insights on the effectiveness or "stickiness" of diversity and inclusion trainings and how post-training sustainment is key to making new …

Ep. 26 Engaging Men & Leaders in Gender Balance

February 11th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (20-first), argues that women alone should not be leading the topic of gender balance in …

Ep. 25 Building the Emerging Economy on a Diversity and Inclusion Platform

January 24th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Joel Hodroff and Thomas Fisher (University of Minnesota), explore opportunities for the rising DEI movement within business and community organizations to transform disparities and …

Ep. 24 Increase Success in High Stakes Conversations

January 15th, 2020


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kristen Stockton, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Advisor of JASKAP Consulting explores how …

Ep. 23 Culture Clash Conversation: Q&A with Andrés Tapia of Korn Ferry

December 16th, 2019


In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Andrés Tapia (Korn Ferry) answers questions from listeners that attended his popular webinar

Ep. 22 New Voices, New Visions: IDEAS About The Future of D&I From Next-Gen Leaders

December 4th, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dan Egol and Minjon Tholen of Inclusion NextWork draw on the insights of Inclusion NextWork’s community of …

Ep. 21 Building a Healthy Occupational Identity While Working in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

November 20th, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Johnanna Ganz, Ph.D. (J. Ganz Consulting) explores occupational identity (OI), and how you can develop and …

Ep. 20 Culture Clash: Can Latino Culture Identity and Corporate Culture Be Reconciled?

November 4th, 2019


Presenter: Andrés Tapia, Korn Ferry

Corporate America says it wants more Latinos in manager and leadership roles. Latino professionals in growing …

Ep. 17 A Bridge Between Whiteness and Belonging

September 23rd, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Jacqueline Battalora, Ph.D., J.D, offers a foundation of understanding around the nuanced account of the invention of the human category "white" in law.

The session begins with …

Ep. 16 Strategically Marketing Your DEI and Supplier Diversity Programs

August 19th, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tiffany Hudson, co-founder of The Nova Collective, speaks with Dr. Jaci Devine, Research & Communication …

Ep. 15 How Building an Inclusive Company Today will Ensure Market Success Tomorrow

July 29th, 2019


Diversity and Inclusion is one of the top priorities in all big companies. However, it is still hard to successfully form teams that differ in …

Ep. 14 What Does It Mean to Be LGBTQ?: 50 Years After Stonewall

June 19th, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Joel A. Brown examines the topic: What Does It Mean to Be LGBTQ from a cultural perspective?

Despite the …

Ep. 13 It's Still A Big Fat Deal!

June 5th, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Lisa Love (Twin Cities PBS) explores obesity myths, stereotypes, and internalized fat phobia leading to greater …

Ep. 12 Ready for Ramadan: Best Management Practices for Accommodating Your Muslim Employees

May 21st, 2019


In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jaylani Hussein shares best management practices to support Muslim clients, employees, and colleagues.

You may …

Ep. 11 What's the Big Fat Deal?

March 27th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 10 Stand Up, Speak Out: Empowering CEO and Corporate Activism

March 6th, 2019


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. …

Ep. 9 RACE: Inclusion & Colorism. How Understanding the History can Help Us Transform

February 18th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 8 Third Wave: The Future of Work, Engagement Well-Being & Inclusion

February 4th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 7 Solving Tribalism in the Workplace Through Emotional and Social Intelligence

January 11th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 6 How Are You Engaging Your Asian Talent?

December 19th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 5 Achieving Results: Diversity and Inclusion Actions with Impact

November 1st, 2018


The need for more diverse and inclusive organizations is broadly accepted today. Still, organizations keep struggling with driving change …

Ep. 4 Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs

September 27th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 3 How to Get Invited to the Table and to Sustain Your Place

July 26th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 2 Women in Leadership: Engaging Global Women

July 20th, 2018


Women’s participation in the global workforce has increased across industries and sectors, yet women remain underrepresented in business leadership …

Ep. 1 Virtual Engagement for Tangible Results: New Ways of Using Social Media and Inclusion Webinar Playback

June 11th, 2018


In this podcast, we will share a powerful case study for creating a global virtual technical network that combined a knowledge management platform …

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