Leadership alignment and buy-in.

Let’s explore two actions you can take with top leaders to help establish the commitment you are looking for.

Acton 1: build awareness

Action 2: workshop to create buy-in

Action 2: Workshop to create buy-in

If you want to get leaders on board, give them a chance to contribute, discuss and challenge your DEI ambitions and plans. Since leaders are essential advocates and role models for your DEI work, they need the opportunity to give their input. Aligning them to your DEI plans will help decrease possible resistance.

Do this in a guided way by setting up a workshop or strategic debate.

  • Are you at the beginning of your DEI journey?

Setting up a workshop to discuss the business case and purpose of DEI work is most recommended.

Include the following topics:

  • Have you already performed a DEI scan?

Use a workshop or strategic debate to answer these additional questions:

  • Have you already created a DEI strategy and action plan?

If you already have a solid plan, provide leaders with a high-level overview and ensure they validate it before you go into action. Ask your leadership team about:

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