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A Guide to Leading Inclusively in Times of Crises

Leading and thinking inclusively calls for a different language and approach, particularly among planners, developers, urban designers, community organizers and others working to strengthen Chicago’s built and social infrastructure.

An MPC resource defining and explainining inclusive leadership

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Inclusive leadership plays a critical role during crises. History has shown us that with it, we can face challenges to our workplaces and region, such as COVID-19 and its aftermath. This workshop was originally held on April 30, 2020 with leader Deb Baldwin, founder of Human Resources - Diversity Advisors (HRDA). The webinar recording and resources referenced can be found below.

RESOURCES

    • Created by Elevated Chicago for leaders and practitioners working on the front lines of community engagement. However, the principles are applicable in a variety of contexts.
    • Used to helps leaders to identify their unconscious bias or what assumptions a leader might make, preferences they have in relation to things like weight, gender, age, race, etc.
    • The CDC has developed guidelines to reduce stigma including racism and scapegoating some groups are facing due to COVID-19
  • Book, Inclusion Nudges Guidebook: Practical Techniques for Changing Behaviour, Culture & Systems to Mitigate Unconscious Bias and Create Inclusive Organisations by Tinna C. Nielsen and Lisa Kepinski
    • Practical techniques for changing behavior, culture & systems. Can be purchased at your local bookstore.
    • Documentary discusses the 1995 Chicago heat wave and the role structural racism played. Can be viewed on PBS.

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