Horizons has three core values: inclusivity, compassion, and integrity. As chair of the Inclusivity Committee for 2020 I will do everything I can to support each employee we have and to ensure that everyone feels welcome, supported, and proud of who we are as an organization.
Currently, our priorities as a committee are to create a set of policy guidelines. These guidelines will give a lens for the members of leadership and committees to evaluate our actions, both internal and external, to ensure that the steps we take support all in our building and community. We will have news to share and topics to cover each month, so please look for this newsletter the last Thursday of every month. If you would like to join the committee, or you have something you want to share, please feel free to reach out to me.
Inclusivity Committee Chair
Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One
Six traits or behaviors that distinguish inclusive leaders from others:
Visible Commitment: They articulate authentic commitment to diversity, challenge the status quo, hold others accountable and make diversity and inclusion a personal priority.
Humility: They are modest about capabilities, admit mistakes, and create the space for others to contribute.
Awareness of Bias: They show awareness of personal blind spots as well as flaws in the system and work hard to ensure meritocracy.
Curiosity About Others: They demonstrate an open mindset and deep curiosity about others, listen without judgement, and seek with empathy to understand those around them.
Cultural Intelligence: They are attentive to others' cultures and adapt as required.
Effective Collaboration: They empower others, pay attention to diversity of thinking and psychological safety, and focus on team cohesion.