Our History of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work
At CCL, our approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is rooted in decades of pioneering research and hands-on work with leaders and organizations around the world – from our groundbreaking research on women leaders breaking the glass ceiling in the 1980s, to our African-American Leaders program in the early 2000s, to our decade-long Leading Across Differences research, to our deep analysis of what millennials and other generations want from work.
Through it all, we’ve learned that when it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, language, challenges, norms, and solutions shift based on context, culture, and climate.
Leaders must understand and consider people’s different lived experiences to help their teams achieve their full potential. This starts with understanding social identity and cultivating a climate of respect.
Our Framework for Enacting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: REAL™
We understand that equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives are complex, and addressing systems of oppression is challenging. That’s why we created our evidence-based REAL™ framework for shifting mindsets, behaviors, and practices towards equitable and inclusive leadership for individuals, teams, and organizations.
REAL™ focuses on helping leaders and organizations make the leap from awareness to meaningful action and sustainable culture change to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.