Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Resource Center
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HR’s role in leading the way for culture change, challenging organizational norms, and leading the way in the DEI journey cannot be understated. Building a culture of inclusion, that leverages diversity and focuses on equity has the potential to strengthen the organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. It also helps realize the benefits of a diverse workforce by fostering a sense of belonging. Culture change does not happen overnight - there is no better time than now to make DEI a strategic priority across your organization.
The Organizational DEI Journey
McLean & Company supports organizations throughout the DEI journey.
We believe that embedding DEI into your organization must be intentional, and ever evolving throughout the journey, so we equip your organization with practical resources and tools for DEI implementation by laying a foundation that supports a sustainable approach to DEI.
As an HR research firm, we are dedicated to making positive and impactful change in the world through our products and services. We are committed to applying an inclusive and antiracist lens in the work we do by standing against racial injustices and holding ourselves accountable for unlearning and challenging systemic racism.
– Jennifer Rozon, President of McLean & Company, and David Godfrey, CEO
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is complex and heavily nuanced. This means that every DEI strategy must be based on specific DEI challenges the organization faces.
Use McLean & Company’s blueprints, tools, and diagnostics to build a sustainable strategy by focusing on real people’s experiences to uncover and address systemic inequities.
Create a People-First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
- Conduct a current state assessment
- Determine the purpose of DEI
- Determine the governance model and select DEI initiatives
- Plan to launch the DEI strategy
Plan for Culture Change
Diversity on its own will not create inclusion. Use McLean & Company’s research and tools to realize the benefits of a diverse workforce by embedding inclusion into work practices, behaviors, and values, ensuring accountability throughout the organization.
Equip stakeholders with resources from McLean & Company’s Change Management toolkit to successfully manage organizational change.
Embed Inclusion Into the Organization's Culture
- Determine the current state of inclusion
- Frame inclusion for the organization
- Mobilize inclusion efforts throughout the organization
- Equip managers with tools to create an inclusive environment
Use McLean & Company’s research and tools to implement DEI initiatives and inclusive HR programs to address DEI challenges across the employee lifecycle.
Nudges: A Paradigm for HR to Influence Employee Behavior
- Introduction to Nudges
- Ethical Concerns
- Nudging Framework
- Nudges Applied in HR
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is an ongoing journey of learning and unlearning. Use McLean & Company’s learning offerings, research, and tools to sustain the organization’s commitment to DEI.
Discover HR trends and new opportunities shaping the DEI landscape to sustain and evolve your DEI strategy
How to Be an Ally
Equip employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be allies to their colleagues.
Education & Awareness
Create a DEI learning road map to empower employees with the resources they need to participate in and drive the organization’s DEI efforts. McLean & Company’s DEI learning offerings include self-paced LMS downloads, customizable training decks based on research, short guides such as our anti-racism guide, and facilitated training programs. Learning offerings are available for general employee, people manager, and HR/DEI audiences.
Create leaders who innovate, explore, and foster inclusion so your business can achieve its outcomes with this blended learning program.
Assess the current state of DEI and track the impact of DEI initiatives. McLean & Company’s diagnostic offerings and facilitated focus group offerings enable you to focus on real people’s experiences to drive impactful DEI initiatives forward.
Take a thoughtful approach to mobilize inclusion efforts across your organization.
Advisors & Facilitators
McLean & Company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion analysts are available to support your DEI journey through guided implementation calls, workshops, and additional advisory services.
Accelerate your DEI journey with a facilitated McLean & Company workshop to Create a People-First Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategy.
DEI Diagnostics, Diagnostic Debriefs, & Focus Groups
- Complete DEI diagnostic
- Bring in McLean & Company’s expert facilitators to dive deeper into survey results and build an action plan
- Additional support in communicating results and action planning available
Conduct a Current State Analysis
- Established framework of DEI priorities to support organization’s long-term strategic initiatives/goals
Determine the Purpose of DEI
- Defined overarching DEI purpose statement
- Determined the organization’s DEI strategic pillars
- Identified high-level goals and metrics
Select Initiatives & Plan to Launch the Strategy
- Selected initiatives to implement over a specified timeline
- Created a high-level plan to execute on the DEI strategy
- Completed DEI Strategy Presentation Template
- Completed relevant tabs in DEI Workbook
Add-Ons & Additional Facilitated Solutions
Add on to online workshop: DEI Governance Model Development
- Identified appropriate governance structure
- Defined roles and responsibilities of governance components
Add on to online workshop: Action & Communication Planning
- Completed DEI Strategy Action & Communication Plan
Add on to online workshop: Employee Life Cycle Analysis
- Examined the people, processes and technology at each stage of the employee life cycle
Facilitated Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Roundtables
- An in-depth discussion on DEI, why it should be an organizational priority, responsibilities and implications for the organization
Roundtables are available for:
- Senior Leaders
- DEI Leadership, Committees, Councils and Employee Resource Groups
- HR Stakeholders
Download step-by-step directions and implementations to create effective change in your organization.
Create a People-First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Storyboard
Training Deck: Equip Managers to Adopt Inclusive Leadership Behaviors
Embed Inclusion Into the Organization's Culture Storyboard
Notes & Articles
Use these executive briefings to gain overviews and to make the case for implementing change throughout your organization.
Create a People-First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Executive Briefing
Workbook: Equip Managers to Adopt Inclusive Leadership Behaviors
Embed Inclusion Into the Organization's Culture Executive Briefing
Online Workshop: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
Job Aid: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Governance Framework
Online Leadership Training: Adopt Inclusive Leadership Behaviors
Create a Pathway for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to Connect to Organizational Support Executive Briefing
Tools & Templates
Discover and download actionable deliverables and step-by-step how-tos to apply to your specific needs.
Role Plays: Equip Managers to Adopt Inclusive Leadership Behaviors
Case Studies: Embed Inclusion Into the Organization's Culture
Inclusive Work Practices Template