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Fostering a new understanding of inclusion

The Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, a manifestation of our commitment to inclusion, is where we will gather to engage with our people, clients and thought leaders to redefine inclusion in the 21st century workplace. The establishment of a center such as this recognizes the promise of diversity: with clients, who are themselves increasingly more diverse, and in the marketplace, where no single point of view or way of seeing the world prevails.

“Deloite University Leadership Center for Inclusion is not an intellectual endeavor, but an emotional petition to not be complacent, and strive to build a better world. This is not our job as leaders, but must be our calling…to build a culture where we all can thrive.”


Christie Smith
Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte LLP

Video series: Share your story

Everybody has a story. It is what uniquely defines each of us and helps others better understand who we really are. At Deloitte, we realize that it’s through the telling of stories that we help break down barriers, find common ground, and provide a platform for a shared experience; one that encourages expressing our authentic selves and strengthens our inclusive culture. Watch videos from our leaders below. 

Inclusion analytics

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In an effort to continue education and action around Inclusion, the Uncovering Talent Survey is offered to organizations who want to understand more about the incidence, impact, and source of the covering demands experienced in the workplace.

Inclusion Strategy Labs

The Inclusion Strategy lab is focused on assisting clients with a change related to their inclusion efforts such as a change in leadership, a mind shift change toward an expanded definition of inclusion, or refresh of their efforts and initiatives.

The objective is to use the Lab framework to create an information-sharing and idea-generating discussion around a client’s inclusion strategy. Learn how you can develop and refine your inclusion strategy.

What if the road to inclusion were really an intersection?

While traditional D&I frameworks have helped bring more diverse talent into organizations, what got organizations here will not get them where they want to be. It is time to refresh corporate efforts by taking an intersectional approach that will seamlessly reach all facets of corporate life. Read more

Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

Billie Jean King

Deloitte is collaborating with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) to move the needle on issues impacting talent globally, igniting a transformation in conversation through three primary pillars of leadership: Lift through action and advocacy; learn through research and innovation; and lead through insight and empowerment.

As a leader in the inclusion space, Deloitte is working with BJKLI on a groundbreaking study on inclusion to be released in early 2015.

 

America Cooks With Chefs: 800 Calorie Challenge

Deloitte is incorporating the America Cooks With Chefs initiative into its wellness programs for its professionals by hosting an America Cooks With Chefs event series at Deloitte University in Westlake, TX. "Deloitte is committed to helping our people successfully manage their work-life fit, and a key component of that is supporting their well-being," said Christie Smith, managing principal – Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte LLP. "America Cooks With Chefs presents a unique opportunity for us to take an innovative approach and to lead in this area while also making an impact in the lives of our professionals."  

More information:

Uncovering Talent: A new model of inclusion

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A Celebration of American Philanthropy

Kelvin Womack, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses Deloitte’s big bet

A new study from the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion introduces a disruptive way to speak about inclusion – one that moves beyond silos, programs and initiatives to help employees find common ground with one another.

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Report | Overview

 

 

Featured insights

Harvard Business Review: Fear of being different stifles talent
At work, many executives feel pressured to conform to the mainstream and to hide any signs of belonging to a minority group. A new study indicates that this dynamic undermines employees' self-confidence and engagement and adversely affects diversity in organizations.

Why so few women and minorities at the top?
This Forbes article discusses the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion study, “Uncovering talent: A new model of inclusion.”

Inclusion: The numbers support your gut
Inclusion is not only the right thing to do from a human perspective: It’s the right thing to do from a business perspective. What’s inclusion worth to you?

Only skin deep? Re-examining the business case for diversity
There is a robust business case for diversity, but the value lies in developing an inclusive workplace – and that means adaptation.
 

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Managing Principal|Leadership Center for Inclusion