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Your New Year's Resolution: A More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

If you are one to make New Year’s resolutions, consider when and how you will actively contribute to a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Resources provided through the Inclusivity Minute are designed to facilitate our shared learning and understanding of these values so we may all act as champions of diversity and inclusion at DCEG. Below are some definitions to get you started:

Diversity is a term used to describe the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical abilities or attributes, religious or ethical value systems, national origin or political beliefs. When we talk about diversity, we are talking about the composition of a group. In DCEG (as everywhere in the NIH), diversity is not ornamental, not a destination or goal. Rather, diversity is integral to our success as a research organization and part of our elemental nature.

Inclusion refers to the involvement and empowerment of diverse people, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people is recognized. An inclusive organization promotes and sustains a sense of belonging for all, demonstrates values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of living of all its members.

To learn more vocabulary, please visit the NIH Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity Glossary.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Inclusivity Minute email project.

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