At SWE, we acknowledge and respect the value of a diverse community. We recognize that the scope of diversity includes race/ethnicity, religion, family status, age, physical abilities, sexual and affectional orientation, actual or perceived gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status and occupational focus. Our society will maintain an environment that is supportive of these elements, and we will promote inclusion within our organization and the engineering community. As a result, SWE has created a variety of resources to assist you in creating an inclusive environment.
Inclusion Solutions are training cards designed to create awareness and provide an easy introduction to many fundamental Diversity and Inclusion topics.
The cards were created to assist with a potentially difficult conversation while supporting those conversations with research, data, and thought-provoking questions on important and relatable D&I topics. Each card has a focus area like Women in Leadership, Veterans for Innovation and many more.
Each topic includes review questions on the front to help anchor the learner on the topic selected. Rich insights and examples are provided in the body of the card to include data that helps support the learning. The information and data coupled with the questions will serve as a starting place for either having a dialogue about your business or a particular situation, sharing a perspective on the general topic, creating a mentoring program by incorporating the D&I lens, using research and data points or simply embracing the content and growing in your D&I competency.
Understanding unconscious bias is a critical step in creating a fair and inclusive workspace. No matter how open-minded we might think we are, research has shown how easy it is for our conscious and unconscious biases to show up. In order to create an environment that encourages women to grow their skillsets and develop leadership relationships, we must identify, address, and manage bias in the workplace.
The Uncovering Bias Facilitator Guide and Participant Workbook were created as a tool to start conversations and a means to manage bias.
Each product is sold separately and as a bundle. The Unconscious Bias bundle includes:
- (1) Uncovering Bias Facilitator Guide
- (10) Uncovering Bias Participant Workbooks
- (1) Inclusion Solutions US Card Deck.
Many organizations are often afraid to talk about race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. And we get it—without the right tools, approaching these topics can be clumsy, uncomfortable, and sometimes harmful to a team’s mentality and the work atmosphere.
The Facilitator Guide is intended to lead you through discussions with peers and coworkers in order to increase awareness of cultural differences (cultural competence) to accepting and respecting diverse mindsets and relationships (cultural proficiency). The Participant Workbook provides instructions and notes for each activity, space to take notes, and create a personal connection to the developing cultural competence content.
Each product is sold separately, or you can purchase the Developing Cultural Competence bundle which includes:
- (1) Facilitator Guide
- (10) Participant Workbooks
- (1) Inclusion Solutions US Card Deck
Are you located in Asia or India? To provide global diversity and inclusion practitioners with inclusive practices, SWE has adapted its Inclusion Solutions Card Deck to tackle issues prominent in Asian countries, such as spirituality and gender diversity.