Program Modules


Dr. Miranda Reiter Ph.D., CFP®, Texas Tech University

When you create a culture in the workplace where employees see a representation of a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, they are more likely to feel comfortable being themselves. Embracing a diverse and inclusive culture creates a safe working environment that increases employee retention and improves overall morale. Alternatively, when you have a strong, homogeneous culture (eg. An engineering culture, an operational culture, or a relational culture), it stifles the natural cognitive diversity in groups through the pressure to conform.

Hiring Practices

Dr. Kimberly Watkins, Ph.D., University of Georgia


When businesses hire people from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures, they’re bringing fresh perspectives to the firm. To do this, it’s important to reframe thought around how to interview and what characteristics to seek in candidates. Shift the discussion from “cultural fit” to “cultural add”. A diverse staff can lead to benefits like better problem solving and increased productivity. The research shows that diverse teams see a 60% improvement in decision-making abilities.


Dr. James Pogue, Ph.D., JP Enterprises

Your people are the backbone of any organization. When organizations are cognizant of the benefits people bring beyond the transactional nature of their work, a chance to reframe perceptions occurs. Organizations who acknowledge the unique experiences of people, rather than as a representative of people like them, increases the positive perception of sincerity in the workplace. Overall, when people feel supported and recognized, it can greatly impact solidarity.


Luis F. Rosa, CFP® EA, Build a Better Financial Future, LLC, Co-founder of the BLX Internship Program

A focus on inclusion provides a framework to appreciate and celebrate differences and create environments that do so. This allows the possibility for creating a high level of organizational performance, especially as diversity among staff increases Intentional inclusive actions towards employees can reduce the sense of exclusion that often diminishes a sense of belongingness. When employees can’t feel that they can be their authentic selves at work, they have lower workplace satisfaction, find less meaning in their work and often have one foot out the door. Organizations who can find the distinction between ‘real inclusion’ vs. ‘surface inclusion’ and contribute efforts towards real inclusion support employees feeling included, involved, and accepted.

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