Reconstructing Inclusion: Making DEI Accessible, Actionable, and Sustainable

  • 8h 32m 39s
  • Amri B. Johnson
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Organizations of all types are making unprecedented investments in unconscious bias training, diversity recruitment, and anti-racism education. Words like belonging and equity are on the list of aspirational outcomes for these efforts, but the pathways to those goals are unclear because their implementation has been reactionary, supplemental, and in too many instances cosmetic rather than systemic.

In Reconstructing Inclusion, Amri Johnson, CEO of Inclusion Wins, explores why that reactionary stance persists and provides a framework for designing a systematic approach that empowers all stakeholders in these efforts—everyone—to thrive.

In deconstructing and rebuilding inclusion's most fundamental concepts, Johnson illustrates an "Inclusion System" that outlines the conditions critical to inclusion becoming normative—accessible, actionable, sustainable, and positively contributing to the organizational mission.

Reconstructing Inclusion offers a guide to better understanding the historical context of inclusion, a rethinking of the efforts organizations are undertaking now, and an actionable, robust approach to carrying this work into the future.

About the Author

For more than 20 years, Amri B. Johnson has been instrumental in helping organizations and their people create extraordinary business outcomes. He is a social capitalist, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, and inclusion strategist. Amri's dialogic approach to engaging all people as leaders and change agents has fostered the opening of minds and deepening of skillsets with organizational leaders and citizens enabling them to thrive and optimally contribute to one another and their respective organizations.

As CEO/founder of Inclusion Wins, Amri and a virtual collective of partners converge organizational purpose to create global impact with a lens of inclusion. Born in Topeka, Kansas (USA), Amri has worked and lived in the US, Brazil, and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, with his wife Martina and their three kids.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - What Is Reconstructing Inclusion?
  • Chapter 2 - Diversity Is...
  • Chapter 3 - Identity and Choice?
  • Chapter 4 - AI-DEI Humanity Enhanced or Compromised
  • Chapter 5 - DEI Practitioners: What's Going On?
  • Chapter 6 - Reconstructing: The Inclusion System
  • Chapter 7 - Rooting (for) Them (out)
  • Chapter 8 - Meritocracy
  • Chapter 9 - Intersectionality: The Good, Bad, Ugly, Good
  • Chapter 10 - Overstanding Exclusion
  • Chapter 11 - Inclusively Aligned Organizational Design
  • Chapter 12 - Cultural Intelligence
  • Chapter 13 - Social Capital: Connection, Reciprocity, Possibility
  • Conclusion