Book of the Month
Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace
by Michalle E. Mor Barak
Publication Date: June 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Successful management of today's increasingly diverse workforce is among the most important global challenges faced by corporate leaders, human resource managers, and management consultants. In the Second Edition of this award-winning book, Michàlle E. Mor Barak argues that exclusion is one of the most significant problems facing today's diverse workforce. She provides a wealth of up-to-date information on demographic, legislative, and social policy trends, analyzes the causes and consequences of workforce exclusions, and demonstrates the benefits of implementing inclusive practices. She provides a comprehensive model of a sample Inclusive Workplace, as well as suggestions on facilitating its implementation.
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, provided technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education. The project targeted improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.
To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Eliminating Health Disparities.
Recent studies have shown that despite the steady improvements in the overall health of the United States, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services and are less likely to receive routine medical procedures and have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than non-minorities. Disparities in health care exist even when controlling for gender, condition, age and socio-economic status.
Haas Diversity Research Center
The Haas Diversity Research Center (HDRC) currently supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in California and nationwide.
A Procurement Initiative
Duke is part of a diverse local community, and our business relationships should reflect that diversity.
The Duke Supplier Diversity Program works to ensure that small and diverse firms have an equal opportunity to do business with Duke University and Health System.
Shift Happens 2012
"Did You Know?" originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 20 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues.
The web site http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/ tells more about how this simple little presentation spread worldwide (which certainly was not the original intent) and provides complete credits for this and its predecessor versions. As you will see, there was lots of feedback, both positive and negative, about the presentation. When XPLANE offered to help with the redesign, they gratefully accepted its offer to make a "new and improved" version in order to try and help continue the conversation (and to ask more from viewers).
This version, updated to early 2012, was created by David S. Rose (@davidsrose) for use in the Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics program at Singularity University (singularityu.org). All of the contributors to this presentation believe that it is only through conversation and subsequent action, that we will achieve the best possible education for our children. You are encouraged to download and share this video, and help keep it current by contributing updated versions to the ShiftHappens Wiki.