The 3 Biggest Workplace Diversity Blunders

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Before you ask – no, that’s not me in the pic. :)

If your organization is anything like the ones I’ve worked with over the past five years, it’s dealing with a serious case of diversity fatigue.

You probably hear groans of exasperation every time a diversity training session is announced. Your boss, who claims to be so committed to advancing diversity, has somehow managed to skip every single diversity council meeting this year. Your organization’s big diversity event of the year is so old-school and irrelevant (ethnic food potluck, anyone?) that it has become the laughing stock of the staff.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Deep down inside, you know there’s a better way to “do” diversity in 2009. You know the old approach is broken. You know that if your organization truly wants to recruit and retain top talent of color, it needs to overhaul the way it thinks about race and diversity.

But exactly which changes should your organization make? And what can you do personally to help?

Good news: I’m ready to share with you exactly what you need to know on this free first-time teleseminar happening on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm Eastern…

“The 3 Biggest Diversity Blunders
Your Organization Could Be Making Right Now
(And How to Avoid Them)”

Sign up to reserve your line for this FREE call today!

On this 60-minute call, you’ll learn:

  • Why your colleagues are right to scoff at diversity training — it actually doesn’t work! I’ll show you why not, and let you know what does work instead.
  • Why your organization’s executives should never proclaim that they’re colorblind and that they “just don’t notice race,” unless they want to offend a lot of their employees.
  • The one thing your organization must avoid at all costs unless you want its diversity efforts to fail spectacularly.

You know by now that I’m not going to waste your time by giving you fluff information.

This free call is chock-full of specific information that will show you exactly why your organization hasn’t become the leader in diversity it wants to be. Then, I’ll give you the resources to change that around so that you can help your organization gain a crucial competitive edge by recruiting and retaining top diverse talent.

No matter what your current situation is, I guarantee you’ll get at least one golden nugget during this never-before-offered call. Remember, it’s FREE – a new year’s gift from me.

Limited lines are available for this call, so you’ll want to make sure you reserve your spot right away.

About This Blog

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at team@racialicious.com.

The founders of Racialicious are Carmen Sognonvi and Jen Chau. They are no longer with the blog. Carmen now runs Urban Martial Arts with her husband and blogs about local business. Jen can still be found at Swirl or on her personal blog. Please do not send them emails here, they are no longer affiliated with this blog.

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