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Observations on Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Competence by D&I Strategist Hamlin Grange

  • DiversiPro’s Guide to Creating Inclusive Workplaces
    by Hamlin Grange on 2018/10/17 at 2:23 pm

    The benefits of an inclusive workplace are all around us: Inclusive teams make better business decisions Decisions made and executed by diverse and inclusive teams delivered better results Employees in an inclusive work environment have greater job satisfaction Here are some questions to consider […]

  • Developing a Solid Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion that Drives Results
    by Hamlin Grange on 2018/08/16 at 6:51 pm

    Developing a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion in any organization takes time, effort and a willingness to “lean into discomforts.” Here are a few things to do to ensure success: Have a strategic human resource management plan. Do you know how you will ensure that the right […]

  • The Connection between Creativity and Intercultural Competence
    by Hamlin Grange on 2017/02/24 at 2:19 pm

    Originally posted on Cultural Detective Blog: If I were to ask you what it takes to be effective across cultures, what comes to mind? If you are anything like me, then you have probably started to rattle off some of the classics: self-awareness, open-mindedness, curiosity, flexibility—maybe […]

  • The Damaging Politics of Polarization
    by Hamlin Grange on 2016/09/07 at 2:42 pm

      Public comments by politicians can bring issues such as anti-immigration and racism to the forefront in a powerful way. It’s easy to have an emotional reaction, whatever ‘side’ they’re on. However, it may help to understand what’s happening in an objective […]

  • Political Correctness
    by Hamlin Grange on 2016/08/26 at 5:11 pm

    Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes : There is such power in a single act of kindness. And so much potential when we try to understand. ~~ ? Why do we use the term ‘political correctness’? First used in Soviet Russia in the early 20th century – to describe behaviours that toed the […]

  • “Whitening” the Resume
    by Hamlin Grange on 2016/03/17 at 6:45 pm

    In the late nineties, I was a journalist with CBC TV in Toronto, doing a documentary series on new immigrants to Canada. The TV cameras followed one man and his wife on their journey from Shanghai to Canada, and in his early weeks of settlement in Toronto. They had worked as electrical engineers in […]

  • Iceland: The Best Place for Women?
    by Hamlin Grange on 2016/03/08 at 8:42 pm

    When Canada’s new Prime Minister, JustinTrudeau, was asked by a reporter why 50% of his government ministers in his Cabinet were women, he said, without missing  a beat, “Because it’s 2015.”  At the time it may have seemed like a trite response from a Prime […]

  • Disney’s Loss of Innocence: language, race and gender in children’s animated movies
    by Hamlin Grange on 2016/03/07 at 1:20 pm

    Originally posted on Cultural Life: Disney Orlando castle at night. By Veryhuman (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Most of my peers grew up with Disney animated movies. They watched the classics — The Lion King, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast… I […]

  • Eliminating Racism
    by Hamlin Grange on 2015/03/24 at 8:44 pm

    Originally posted on DiversiPro Inc.: Today is the International Day for the Elimination  of Racial Discrimination.  It is an odd day indeed. Do we wish each other “happy racism elimination day” or do we  express “condolences”? In 1966 the United Nations […]

  • Ferguson Report: A How-Not-To-Do-It Guide To Law Enforcement
    by Hamlin Grange on 2015/03/08 at 4:04 pm

    Reading the Department of Justice Report on the Ferguson Police Department is a lot like reading a “How-Not-To-Do-It Guide” to law enforcement. The findings of the DOJ are shocking in the extreme. The report highlights so many violations of human and civil rights of the residents of […]

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