Creating Equity and Inclusivity with Gratitude

Concurrent Session 1
Leadership Equity and Inclusion

Brief Abstract

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion starts with an idea. How about starting with gratitude?

Extended Abstract

Presentation Description

There is a wide gap between organizations engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work and those who are not. DEI is often looked at as an enormous undertaking, so many organizations choose not to put resources into this type of work. How do we help organizations become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? The structure of every organization is very different so there is no one shoe fits all approach that can be taken when it comes to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The purpose of this presentation is to educate organizations on how to implement DEI. There are many layers to diversity, equity, and inclusion so it could be a daunting task to try and peel back every layer and address it. In this presentation you will learn the foundational aspects of DEI, how to simplify your DEI efforts as an organization by reviewing Bryan University’s Inclusion Diversity Equity and Awareness (I.D.E.A.) Committee, highlight the impact of DEI awareness through gratitude from the Healthcare Department’s Gratitude Project and how it scaled campus-wide, and finally, a take-home model of how to implement a Gratitude project at your site. 

Learning Objectives- 

After attending this session, participants will be able to: Identify resources to support the progression of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

After attending this session, participants will understand: The effects of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion project and how it can benefit the school 

After attending this session, participants will return to their school with: A model that can be easily implemented into a department or campus-wide

Learner Engagement

Participants will engage with the presenter in a number of ways. There will be slide questions integrated in the presentation, a QR Code interactive activity, and finally, a Kahoot's game to recap learning.

Session Outline
  • Introduction
  • Background/Overview
  • Purpose of Presentation
    • Implict Bias engagement- used to demonstrate DEI principles
  • Gratitude project- Department level
    • Details and data analysis shared
  • Gratitude project-Scaled version (Campus-wide)
  • Lessons learned with Template
    • QRcode for template-take home for participants
  • Conclusion
    • Kahoot's wrap up game