Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias by La’Wana Harris
1 Core CCEU
Join ICF NYC for its October Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into La’Wana Harris’s Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias.
When: Oct 12, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Facilitator: Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Format: Virtual - Zoom meetingformat, cameras enabled
CCEUs: 1 TBD
About The Book
Title: Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias
Authors: La’Wana Harris
Publication Date: 2019
Description: The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it.
The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter--people believe in diversity until they feel that they have to give something up. How do we talk them through this shift?
La'Wana Harris introduces Inclusion Coaching, a new tool based on cutting-edge research that identifies the stages of preparation, implementation, and "self-work" necessary to help individuals, teams, and organizations build a sustainable culture of inclusion. Harris's six-stage COMMIT model--Commit to courageous action, Open your eyes and ears, Move beyond lip service, Make room for controversy and conflict, Invite new perspectives, and Tell the truth even when it hurts--provides a proven process for making people aware of their own conscious and unconscious biases and concrete steps to make inclusion an embedded reality.
Harris offers managers and diversity coaches new models to empower everyone from employees to CEOs to "do" inclusion and address deep-rooted biases that are often invisible. She addresses the growing need to challenge bias and build authentic cultures where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.
"La'Wana Harris has opened this coach's eyes to the power of coaching practices to create new paths for diversity and inclusion work--whether or not you are formally trained as a coach. Please read this book and help create workplaces with honest engagement and access for all."
--Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the world
About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club
Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated). Attendance at every meeting is not necessary. You may participate based upon your preference for the book. The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.
Please register early! If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book. We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.
Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.
As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction. Turn off all notifications.
Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.
Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host
Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies. Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations. Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.