Diversity director encourages inclusion

first_imgEric Love, director of staff diversity and inclusion, presented to leaders and volunteers from nonprofit organizations Tuesday as part of the University’s Nonprofit Breakfast Series. The series, presented by the University’s Office of Public Affairs and the Mendoza College of Business, is designed to help nonprofit organizations learn from human resource experts to better manage employees. Love’s presentation was the third in the four-part series and focused on the benefits of diversity and how to better serve all constituents. “Inclusion is what we do with diversity,” he said. “If we really value diversity, if we really think it’s important, that inclusion is so important. We can only get the benefits of diversity if we give each other a voice and allow them to speak and share their perspective. “So together, diversity and inclusion are policies and practices of inclusion that promote understanding of cultural differences and encourage cooperation across the boundaries of diverse co-workers.” The benefits of diversity, according to Love, include enhanced critical and complex thinking, greater academic and work success and “greater engagement in the lifelong learning of understanding people and cultures in order to develop a more democratic community and equitable society.”“When we start working with people who are different from us, we start to care about them, we care about their communities,” he said. “We start to care about other communities outside of our own.”The first step to becoming more inclusive, Love said, is to focus on yourself. “I strongly believe awareness is the first step — the more comfortable we are with ourselves, the more comfortable we are with other people,” he said. “If you know who you are, it doesn’t really matter who someone else is, because you’re secure with yourself. You’re comfortable with whoever else someone might be.” When addressing organizations, Love said leaders should aspire to be “multiculturally competent.” “An organization is multiculturally competent when its members, majority and minority, have knowledge of, respect for and the skills necessary to interact with people from other cultures, within an international and domestic context,” he said. When striving for multicultural competency, Love said microaggressions, which he defined as “brief and commonplace” indignities that communicate “hostile or negative slights or insults,” are a crucial part of communication to be aware of. “They are reminders that recipients are not in the majority,” he said. “They can happen to women, to people of color, to people with disabilities and they add up to a pattern of exclusion. One microaggression is like a paper cut — it might sting a little bit, but ultimately it’s not that big of a deal. But multiple microaggressions every day, every week, over time can really start to add up.”While it is important to be inclusive, the fear of “saying something wrong” shouldn’t prevent important conversations from happening or questions from being asked, Love said. “Political correctness had noble intentions and it started to get us communicating in a more civil way,” he said. “But terminology changes and it can be hard to keep up. We all make mistakes; I’m the diversity guy and I make mistakes.”Tags: Diversity, eric love, mendoza college of business, Nonprofit Breakfast Serieslast_img read more

Chelsea schedule meeting with former winger set for cut-price return

first_img The 23-year-old has flourished since his permanent switch to Serie A surprise package Sassuolo in 2018, however, notching 10 goals in 50 appearances including seven from 22 in the current campaign. The article states that Chelsea have ‘first refusal’ on Boga’s next move having inserted the clause when selling the player in 2018. With a ‘meeting scheduled’ for later today (Wednesday), the Blues could re-sign their former charge for as little as ‘£15 million.’ Read Also:Chelsea encouraged to push for Napoli striker Mertens Meanwhile, Blues manager Lampard has promoted an up-and-coming member of Chelsea’s youth team into their first team on a permanent basis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea are plotting to bring back a winger who spent nine years with the club after a recent report revealed a ‘meeting is scheduled’ ahead of a possible £15 million return to Stamford Bridge. Loading… With veteran wingers Willian and Pedro both off out of contract in the summer, as well as centre-forward Olivier Giroud, Frank Lampard is expected to be given the funds to oversee a huge overhaul in the summer. Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech was recently touted as an option the Blues boss could revisit after a failed approach in the winter window, with the Telegraph reporting that the chances of a switch are much higher in the summer than they were in January. Now, British newspaper the Sun have divulged that Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga could be set to call Stamford Bridge his home once more after just two years away. The French-born Ivory Coast winger spent almost a decade with Chelsea between their youth teams and first team, but made just one senior appearance for the club after spending several years out on loan.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years AgoLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more