Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Aging Services
It is a simple fact that our workforce and the people we serve are becoming more diverse. Research has demonstrated that organizations that embrace a diverse workforce do better financially, recruiting and retaining top talent, score higher in staff satisfaction, and provide better customer service. Diverse team members also offer varied perspectives that can increase creativity and improve decision-making in your organization.
These tools will help you begin your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) journey.
Open and honest conversation is important when it comes to creating an environment to discuss diversity and inclusion. It is critical to creating a safe space where staff feels comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This tools includes tips to help you be a more effective listener and communicator, and to create an open environment for honest conversations.
We encourage all LeadingAge Minnesota member organizations to adopt Diversity and Inclusion statements and to use these templates to facilitate meaningful conversation in your organizations.
For each of the self-assessment criterion, there are examples of potential strategies that could demonstrate that a process is in place within an organization. These are examples only -- innovative strategies that meet the needs of your organization are supported and encouraged.