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Practicing Inclusion: Icebreakers and Team Builders for Diversity
Office of Intercultural Affairs Stonehill College 94 page collection of icebreakers designed to be inclusive and not exclude participants
The Privilege Walk
This exercise helps your team members become aware of the various privileges they might possess—a great way to begin dialog about diversity and inclusion.
Two Truths and a Lie
The game is called Two Truths and a Lie and it makes for an excellent icebreaker. This game can be used in many scenarios ranging from a fun party game for young adults to a kids game or a learning tool employed by teachers in the classroom. It can even be used at work as an icebreaker.
Why Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Matter
Diversity - relates to identities such as the HR protected classes; race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation.
Inclusion - people with different identities feel welcome and valued.
Equity - all have access to the same opportunities to grow, contribute and develop. Recognize unequal starting places, advantages, barriers.
Be able to articulate why it is important. For some, the moral imperative may not be enough. Be able to show data that supports institutional success in creativity, teamwork, a productive workforce, a place where all voices are heard, have value, and are respected.
What Can the Library Do?
The library as a central service may be in a unique position to advance inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Libraries:
- Create and foster a culture of diversity by removing barriers to learning and offering an open and welcoming space
- Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce in the library
- Fostering international and intercultural competencies
- Offering professional development to all staff to increase cultural competency, promote equity, and foster inclusion
- As a leader, value inclusion and diversity and do inner work on privilege, implicit bias, etc.
- Publicize diversity collections, programming, and services
- Grow partnerships with the community inside and outside of your organization
- Contribute to EID events, programs, etc.
- Help students find their voice
- Create teams where possible with different perspectives and life skills
- Assess your efforts to measure success and have data to offer the decision makers
An Inclusive Academy by
Call Number: LB2332.72
Publication Date: 2018-07-06
How colleges and universities can live up to their ideals of diversity, and why inclusivity and excellence go hand in hand. Most colleges and universities embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusion, but many fall short, especially in the hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty who would more fully represent our diverse world--in particular women and people of color. In this book, Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian argue that diversity and excellence go hand in hand and provide guidance for achieving both.