Observations and insights about equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizational development

EDI Mindfulness Conversations

Why is there value in distinguishing equity from diversity and inclusion?
What is intersectionality?
What is a racial equity lens and why is it essential to advance equity for all?
Why is mindfulness an indispensable resource in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion work?
I explore these topics and more with my friend and colleague, Ellen Wyoming DeLoy in a mini-series on her podcast: “Inner Light Ellen”  –  I invite you to check it out!
Part 1 of 4: What’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), really?
Part 2 of 4: What is Structural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion?
Part 3 of 4: What’s Mindfulness Got To Do With EDI?
Part 4 of 4: What’s a Culture of Dominance vs a Culture of Equity?

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness practice is vital to EDI leadership development because…
  • It supports efforts to see situations in and around us more clearly, surfacing unconscious biases, or unexamined assumptions and beliefs 
  • It is geared to raise awareness and facilitate change through critical inquiry at the individual, institutional, and systemic levels
  • It is embedded in tools taught to navigate difficult conversations
  • It holds space for racial equity and engages alternative perspectives to the status quo of organizational practices by reevaluating key decision-points of operations and centering the most disproportionately impacted stakeholders to develop strategies for change.
Guided meditation offers an embodied mindfulness experience for understanding that is not just in the headspace, but rather the whole of the heart, mind and body.

The following is a guided meditation for navigating difficult change with the skill of letting go –

and practicing power with emotions instead of power over them:

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