Resources

Over the years, The Winters Group has produced several resources rich with data, analysis, and recommendations surrounding DEI. Many of these resources are available for purchase or download below.

Books from Mary-Frances Winters and The Winters Group Team

21-Day Challenge for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Our 21-Day Challenge for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice includes action items for you to take, learn from, reflect on, listen to, read, and rest. It is separated into three weeks: Self Understanding, Other Understanding, and Understanding and Impacting Systems.

The Winters Group Racial Justice Resource Guide

Our Racial Justice Resource Guide is a non-exhaustive list of multimedia resources from The Winters Group and external sources pertaining to fostering greater racial equity and justice.

Virtual Learning Labs

The cover of the second edition of We Can't Talk about that at Work by Mary-Frances Winters and Mareisha N. Reese

We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics (Second Edition!)

In this second edition of the best-selling book, Mary-Frances Winters is joined by Mareisha N. Reese with a new chapter on how two organizations have actualized the model for Bold, Inclusive Conversations® as well as a discussion guide and updated glossary. Available now!

Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change

Creating justice-centered organizations is the next frontier in DEI. This book shows how to go beyond compliance to address harm, share power, and create equity.

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

This is the first book to define Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the health of Black people, and to explain why and how society needs to do more to combat its pernicious effects.

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences

This is a comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to break down the barriers that separate us and facilitate discussions on polarizing topics.

We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics

This book shows how to structure intentional conversations about polarizing topics so that people can safely confront biases and create stronger, more inclusive organizations.

Thought Papers

Demystifying Internalized Oppression: A Reflection Guide

This guide includes a series of narratives and perspectives shared on The Inclusion Solution as part of the Demystifying Internalized Oppression Feature Series. The purpose of this guide is to encourage greater self-reflection and critical thinking about the ways this topic influences your world through activities and reflection questions.

Cultivating Culturally Competent HR Practices: A Toolkit for Human Resources Professionals

This toolkit serves as a “start point” for considering and furthering strides toward creating an equitable work environment for all and cultivating cultural competence in how human resources professionals communicate, recruit, and engage. Now more than ever, it is critical that human resources professionals view their roles and responsibilities through a culturally competent lens.

Moving Beyond Equality: Perspectives on Achieving Inclusion Through Equity in Our Organizations and Beyond 

Adapted from our “Equity vs. Equality” series in The Inclusion Solution, this resource will provide support in continuing to dive deep into the topic and reality of equity — what it means in the workplace and beyond. Who are those most effected by the inequities that continue to be perpetuated? Does our quest for equality leave us with blind spots? 

 

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: Addressing Race and Racism in the Workplace

To move towards this greater understanding of race, systemic racism, and equity, we ask three questions: How has our understanding of race evolved? How do we understand racism in the world today? How do we begin to have conversations in the workplace that honor the complexity and depth of this issue and that move us towards equity?

Men and Women Seeking #MeToo Congruence: Being the #MeToo Imperfect Ally Model

The #MeToo Imperfect Ally model was developed to help men be #MeToo allies and to provide a method to gain understanding and alignment on the intentions, behaviors, and impact that represent #MeToo progress. It can be utilized by both men and women to listen and engage in a manner that results in increased respect, inclusion, and equity across gender lines in the workplace.

Survey: Race and Workplace Trauma During the Age of #BlackLivesMatter

Following the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we hosted a series of Virtual Learning Labs that examined race-based trauma, and provided strategies for creating spaces for authentic dialogue and self-care. We invited attendees to participate in a survey that gauged their reactions to and perspectives toward race relations, police shootings, and the impact these tragedies have in their work environments.

 

LinkedIn Learning Courses

Mary-Frances Winters partnered with LinkedIn Learning to develop courses used to complement and scale your organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice education.

Mary-Frances’ most recent LinkedIn Learning Course, Overcoming Resistance: A Leadership Change Management Model for DEI, highlights established change management approaches and how they can be applied to DEI strategy development and implementation. She dives into the topics you need to know to successfully implement DEI initiatives: integrating change management models, anticipating and addressing resistance, and developing an integrated DEI plan.

In Equity First: The Path to Inclusion and Belonging, Mary-Frances helps you gain a better understanding of equity and how it compares to equality. She explains what equity in the workplace looks like, covering gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities. Mary-Frances offers ways to develop and enact equitable practices at work, along with a roadmap to a more equitable future.

In Skills for Inclusive Conversations, Mary-Frances offers a multistep process for building the skills necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. Find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn tactics to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for discussing difficult topics. This course was ranked in the top 5 most popular courses for leadership in 2021!

In Mary-Frances’ first LinkedIn Learning Course, Cultivating  Cultural Competence, she explains why cultural competence is key to the success of any diversity-related initiative, as well as how to assess and grow your own cultural competence. She shares scenarios and techniques that can help you grasp how your worldview impacts your behavior, as well as how to more effectively engage and adapt across cultural differences.

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