The quest to create a more diverse, inclusive and accepting organization is an ongoing process that requires attention and effort daily. DEI work is also the kind of thing that requires emotional stamina, the ability to hold space while others grow around us, and also the ability to compassionately, realistically challenge our own biases in order to truly create safe environments where people can thrive and give their best at work. But all too often, the people tasked with providing psychological safety for others struggle to separate themselves from the mission at hand, and can lead to burnout if DEI practitioners and leaders aren’t careful.
In order to facilitate equity and inclusion work at a capacity that draws from our best selves, we have to remember to take pauses as well. Which is why we’ve decided here on Team Inclusion in Progress that as organizations in the northern hemisphere go into summer mode, that we will also center our own psychological safety - by taking a month off to rest, recharge our batteries, and reflect. On today’s episode, we’ll be sharing what reflections led to this decision, why we are centering our own well-being to come back stronger, and how we are eager to bring a renewed perspective and passion for the work when we return in August!
In This Episode:
[06:00] Why the Inclusion in Progress team is taking a month off in July and what led to this decision
[11:20] Why taking a step back to evaluate your progress and regain your peace is important when leading DEI work - and our reflections for those who are considering taking time away
[16:07] How finding moments of pause and joy can help you support you and those who look to you for help
[22:33] Embracing that “bringing your whole self to work” means pouring into and drawing strength from your non-DEI, non-work roles, too
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