External & Internal Program Communications
Leadership via Mindful Inclusion
At Inclusion in Leadership.com, we help organizations develop and manage carefully crafted company communications surrounding diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Our process begins at the very top, with direct, honest, and open communications with company leadership teams, on the very sensitive topic of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.
We seek to understand where our client’s organizations is with regards to their diversity and inclusion program, and ultimately help them articulate where they want to go in this regard.
Mindful Communications Planning is Key
Given the sensitivity of such an important program as D&I, the organization must get its messaging and communication strategy plan ready, ahead of time at the very outset of the initiative. The most important challenge with the entire exercise is dealing with the human factor.
All employees at the company are directly or indirectly involved and concerned about any diversity and inclusion program, make no mistake about this.
Without proper clear concise and accurate information on the program rumour mills, employee innuendo, fear of job loss, and more can easily derail a well-meaning diversity program initiative.
Our Proposed Approach
We first speak with the leadership of the company, obtain their program vision, and then work with the management team to develop and incorporate that vision, across the entire company, ensuring that the messages is well understood and is passed down through the company ranks. Finally, we work closely with HR and Diversity and Inclusion teams to draft a series of DEI based messages to four key groups within the organization they are:
- Company Leadership Team
- Shareholders and Investors
- The General Public