Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Grassroots Foundation

Practical strategies for building an organizational culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

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Diversity & Inclusion: Building a Grassroots Foundation

What You Will Learn!

  • Familiarize yourself with key terms in the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) space
  • Understand the business case for D&I and who is responsible for it in an organization (hint: it's not just HR!)
  • Build an understanding of D&I in your organization by using the Advocate's Journey Framework – to meet people where they are and move them forward
  • Get buy-in for your work by engaging the right stakeholders in your efforts
  • Get inspiration for short- and long-term D&I ideas
  • Create an action plan for moving starting your grassroots efforts in D&I
  • Diversity & Inclusion


What do you do when you’re faced with a big, seemingly insurmountable and ambiguous problem like fostering Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace? How do you even know where to start? This course is focused on just that, starting D&I initiatives at a grassroots level to drive organization-wide change.

With this approach, you don’t need to rely on formal, top-down directives to make your environment into a better place to work. This grassroots approach empowers you to take matters into your own hands, while being guided by the basic structure for building the foundation of an effective D&I program.

My name is Jennifer Kim, I’m an HR leader and D&I consultant working to make effective D&I a reality at more and more companies. Since there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a D&I strategy, this course is all about figuring out where you are and what would work best for you to integrate D&I into your culture.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Key terms in the D&I space

  • The business case for D&I and who is responsible for building D&I in an organization (hint: it's not just HR!)

  • A framework called the Advocate's Journey, which helps you understand where people are in their understanding of D&I and how you can move them forward

  • Who to include in your efforts and how to get buy-in for your work by engaging the right stakeholders

  • Easy, moderate, and big ideas you can implement in your organization

  • How to move forward to create a D&I strategy for your company

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only good business and the morally right thing to do, it’s one of the most transformative things you can work on in your career. I personally have experienced the immense sense of purpose and satisfaction that comes from D&I work, and have gotten to help many others go through the same. I can’t wait to share that with you in this course, so enroll today!

Who Should Attend!

  • Employees and leaders of small companies who do not yet have an established Diversity & Inclusion program.
  • Employees and leaders of larger companies that may already have established D&I programs, but those programs do not feel relevant or connected to employees’ needs.
  • This course is not for D&I leaders with existing teams and roadmaps. It’s for people just getting started in D&I.



  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Design
  • Diversity and Inclusion






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