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Radical Self Care: How Are You Honoring Juneteenth?

Two years since being recognized as a national holiday, Juneteenth remains one of the most significant federal holidays to be enacted and celebrated in a while. Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” marks...
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Tip of the Week: Play It By Ear

Last week we shared three things to remind yourself as you prepare for a potentially challenging conversation. Next up, three practices to build deep listening skills. “We don’t listen just...
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Tip of the Week: Can You Hear Me Now?

Potentially difficult convo coming up? This week’s tip can be a game changer—and a conversation starter. “When we feel like we are going to be in conflict or have tension...
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DEI Spotlight: How To Be an Intersectional Leader

In the first of her two-part blog series, Jasmin Robinson introduced the concept of intersectionality. In Part II, she takes a critical look at a common hiring practice through an...
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DEI Spotlight: What Is Intersectionality?

In the first of a two-part series, Jasmin Robinson introduces intersectionality and how the concept can be applied to leadership. Legal scholar Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw coined intersectionality to define how exclusion occurs...
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Tip of the Week: Does It Make a Difference?

Doing DEI work? Here’s one tool to assess the impact. We know many of your organizations have been hard at work to increase diversity within your walls, and to make...
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Tip of the Week: Assess Your Community’s Virtual Equity

Are there areas in your community that don’t have access to broadband services? Here are resources for finding out. Are your employment, adoptions & volunteer applications online only? What about...
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Tip of the Week: Busting Biases at Work

Here’s an exercise to try the next time you’ve got an important decision to make in the workplace. Bias—simply defined as a prejudice in favor of or against one thing,...
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4 Tips for Applying DEI to Your Daily Work

Keeping the momentum going, Jasmin Robinson shares post-Expo inspo I recently attended Animal Care Expo as a panelist for one of the sessions on the main stage, “Mission-critical for animal...
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Tip of the Week: The Case for Pet-Friendly Housing

We’re still digging through the tips and insights shared in last week’s  Roundtable on Dog Breeds: Implication for Behavior, Adopter Expectations & Legislation. Here’s another invaluable resource. One of the...
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What Do Our Communities Most Need to Be the Places We Already Think They Are?

3 quick questions with Dalbin Osorio What’re you doing next Wednesday, April 26? If you didn’t already save the date for Virtual Equity: Using Tech to Increase Access for Emerging...
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Women in Animal Welfare, Part II: Breaking The Glass Ceiling

In Part I of this series, The Association’s Executive Vice President encouraged women leaders in animal welfare to explore ways to help those coming up to navigate their journey. Today...
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