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September 16th Nonprofit Network: Implementing DEI in Hiring, Promotion, & Every Day HR Practices - Shared screen with speaker view
Dana Carpenter
17:12
Robin McDurham CEO Transformation Waco. We have had incredible support from the community launching the school year for Carver and are seeing unity at the consolidated middle school. Thank you to so many of you who have helped out!
Tonja Carpenter
17:27
Tonja Carpenter, Community Doulas of Waco
Cris Houston
36:00
Would more information and more recruiting be ways to overcome those myths that need to be debunked about Caterpillar?
Cris Houston
38:24
Fernando, please speak to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization.
Cris Houston
39:59
Studies show that DEI in the workplace actually improved the bottom line... when you discuss merit, there is very little to say to block efforts to move DEI in the workplace forward in a robust manner.
Cris Houston
40:15
*improves
Claire Sexton
41:29
yessss, thank you Fernando!
Cris Houston
43:42
Fernando's comments remind of the need to read a book called THE MERITOCRACY MYTH by Stephen McNamee and Robert Miller. I need to add this book to my collection
Cris Houston
45:19
Michael Sandel's book also is insightful: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/01/the-myth-of-meritocracy-according-to-michael-sandel/
Cris Houston
53:50
Inclusion is the next thing after hiring diverse candidates. They must be groomed and prepared to fit in and excel in their fields.
Cris Houston
54:58
Representation fosters a sense of safety to innovate and to dream and to be uniquely valuable to the organization. It also fosters a sense of safety so that one can human (make innocent mistakes) and be vulnerable (expose blind spots and need to learn new things).
Cris Houston
55:49
One such legal expert is on this call, but I shall not name him/her!
Cris Houston
57:11
One more thing that is key to enabling more organizations to hire diverse talent is grooming and mentoring young professionals (and not so young ones) so that they can interview well, write resumes well, write cover letters well, and thrive on the job. We need a support system for diverse professionals.
Lucas Land
57:39
Two resources I want to recommend for continuing this conversation are the blog by Vu Le called Nonprofit AF: https://nonprofitaf.com/
Cris Houston
57:52
Building relationships is key as well.
Lucas Land
58:05
And Community Centric Fundraising: https://communitycentricfundraising.org/
Cris Houston
58:23
Thanks, Lucas!
David Schleicher
01:01:26
Question for speakers: What level of conflict do you see as unavoidable—yet entirely healthy—when undergoing the process of addressing a historical lack of DEI at an organization?
Levell Spencer
01:01:27
Cris - you stated a great recommendation to overcome myths at Caterpillar. That's exactly where we are today. We have recruiting and marketing strategies for DE&I, but definitely a lot more work to be done!
Cris Houston
01:02:15
I am so glad to hear that, Mr. Spencer! I would love to connect with you in the days to come.
Cris Houston
01:02:40
I would like to learn more about your work in this area in case there are things we can borrow from at Waco Family Medicine.
Claire Sexton
01:02:49
Get the board on board!
Cris Houston
01:03:05
Yes, Ms. Sexton!
Cris Houston
01:04:52
Change is hard most of the time.
Cris Houston
01:05:39
One way to quickly diversify an organization is to look at filling new vacancies and new positions from a diversity-minded hiring perspective. Additional recruiting is needed when the organization is not firmly planted on the radar of minority groups in the region.
Cris Houston
01:06:59
Diversity is also about representing the community and the clients in a more appropriate way.
Cris Houston
01:07:15
a more inclusive way
Vince Erickson
01:07:28
Here's a look at the #TexansRecoveringTogether team. Diversity across ethnic, gender and age lines.
Claire Sexton
01:07:46
what would you say to a board president who says "we need more black people on the board" but can't quite tell you why?
Cris Houston
01:09:07
Did the board president say that in response to a known issue?
Cris Houston
01:09:42
Thanks, Mr. Erickson.
Fernando Arroyo
01:10:00
Claire: A few approaches--> representation fosters belonging and org success, diversity = increased potential for creativity and innovation and understanding, etc.
Cris Houston
01:12:46
The organization looks more like the clients it serves and the community it serves … that might be what success in DEI looks like.
Levell Spencer
01:18:04
Great points Anali!
Cris Houston
01:18:45
People of color need a support system at work and elsewhere. A sense of community.
Cris Houston
01:19:16
Organizations need to mentor people of color to help them develop as professionals when they are first generation college students who do not get the soft skills as well as the hard skills they need.
Anali Looper-American Gateways
01:19:22
https://www.managementcenter.org/
Kelly Ezell
01:20:36
Thank you, Anali. I will definitely bring your comment/request for this type of training back to the Foundations.
Cris Houston
01:21:28
I have been working to train minority applicants in job-seeking skills. It is a lot of work and is work that I do on top of my full workload. I do this because I want to diversify our applicant pool and see that some applicants need grooming and mentoring so that they can fit the bill when they apply for jobs at Waco Family Medicine. This work is needed in a more robust way ...throughout Waco.
Claire Sexton
01:21:46
nonprofits: unpaid internships are a huge equity issue
Claire Sexton
01:22:26
👏 Lucas!
Claire Sexton
01:22:45
100%
Dana Carpenter
01:25:28
Leadership modeling cultural humility is important in the workplace as well.
Cris Houston
01:25:38
:)
Cris Houston
01:25:55
That is good, Mr. Erickson.
Kelly Ezell
01:26:11
I will compile all of the resources shared in the discussion and in the chat and post them on Cooper Foundation’s website.
Cris Houston
01:26:29
Thanks, Ms. Ezell.
Fernando Arroyo
01:27:43
All change is behavior change...
Cris Houston
01:28:45
Thank you for this insightful program. I hope you have a great day. I have to run to a meeting.
Kelly Ezell
01:29:07
Thank you for joining and sharing your wisdom and expertise, Cris!
Cris Houston
01:29:44
It is my pleasure, Ms. Ezell. Have a good one.
Cris Houston
01:30:00
Action steps … that is one idea on where we can go from here.
Kelly Ezell
01:32:27
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Fernando Arroyo
01:33:56
I have to run to the next commitment but want to thank you all for your service in the field, doing the hard work!!! Email me at fernando.arroyo@wacofamilymedicine.org
Levell Spencer
01:34:25
Anyone can reach out to me as well! Email me as well @ spencer_levell@cat.com
Vince Erickson
01:34:48
I must run to serve my staff with our weekly meeting. Peace, all!
David Schleicher
01:35:08
Great program. Thanks everyone for the information.
Levell Spencer
01:35:57
Thanks to everyone!!! Please reach out! I'd be glad to help
Heather Lewis
01:36:42
Thank you so much for the information and sharing of knowledge.