The Core of DEI
DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

This should be more than what you see on paper. It should inspire a safe, physical space. It should inspire a real culture that celebrates success. It should inspire a willingness to accept and be accepted. 

The world needs more of this. For some, it remains a buzz term that a marketing team tossed into the existing vision and values of an organization. DEI will eventually be on the list of great terms that were overused or misused, most likely above ‘unprecedented times.’

The good thing about DEI, there is no minimal benchmark or perfect equation to reach. In its simplicity, it’s about people. Working with the right people to achieve personal and organizational success. Quite often, the qualities of DEI cannot be immediately seen, as people are fluid enough to not appear as their ‘cover may be initially judged.’ Thus, the rush to become ‘DEI compliant’ can often be a paper-based one. 

We mention ‘equity of access’ and ‘inclusive learning’ in our values, and we have never balked at providing an opportunity for employment or for a training cohort based on anything other than wanting to be included in our team, or for the equal opportunity to learn as a cohort. Instead, one could say that we base a lot of our design and practices on Core Competencies because regardless of how you self-identify, the most successful people share the same competencies (in our case, leadership competencies) all around the world. 

Core competencies are what permeate all levels of our Future Ready Leadership courses. By creating a level playing field for all learners, we provide an opportunity for everyone to learn content equally, inspiring a few new leaders to pursue additional leadership skills, attempting to inspire a diverse group of leaders in all the organizations that we proudly call Partners in Learning. The cool thing is, that most of our Partners in Learning are equally invested in DEI. One could argue that is how DEI should work – across a learning platform shared by like-minded people and organizations.

“What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.”
~ Edward Kennedy

A message from
Shawn Lovegrove | Marketing & Communication Specialist
in lieu of Audie's vacation absence
What's Up and Coming
WINTER SEASONAL SERIES
Our Winter Series is now up for registration, kicking off January 10th, 2023 with Emotional Intelligence. Practice Time Management on February 15. And, find new ways for Conflict Resolution on March 14th. Early Bird pricing is available via the above links.

FALL 2022 IS A GREAT TIME TO ENROLL THOSE NEW TO A LEADERSHIP ROLE;
The enhanced Future Ready Leadership Essentials course is scheduled to start on October 20, 2022. Great time to start identifying and promoting your leaders of tomorrow.

ALREADY IDENTIFIED EMERGING & EXISTING LEADERS? ENROLL THOSE WITH HIGH POTENTIAL IN THE NEXT FRL1;
Recently enhanced Future Ready Leadership 1 begins on September 21, 2022

FOR EXPERIENCED LEADERS THAT HAVE HAD PRIOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING;
Future Ready Leadership 2, with enhanced design, starts on October 6, 2022

ADVANCED LEADERS LOOKING TO ACCELERATE INTO A NEW FUTURE-READY LEADERSHIP ROLE;
The award-winning, ever-evolving Future Ready Leadership Acceleration kicks off on September 22, 2022
Workplace Balance
MCE has signed up to present a free workshop for OMHRA members entitled "From Workplace Balance to Worklife Integration". This workshop is scheduled for August 19 at 10am and will precede the OMHRA Fall Conference "A Whole New World…Or Is It?" in Kingston from September 13 to 15 (open to non-members).

Mick Walker will be facilitating ideas on the changing work/life balance demands
of current and future employees and the practical application of work/life integration tools and practices in organizations.
Book Review: Embracing Schizophrenia
A good friend of MCE has written a book based on her personal experience living with and Embracing Schizophrenia. Embracing Schizophrenia is the story of Samantha Mercanti’s experience with schizophrenia. This is a story of struggle, strength, resilience, and hope that opens a window onto mental illness and illuminates it so we can all understand just a little bit better.

Read the full review HERE. 📖
For more program information or general inquiries, contact us at info@mcecor.com
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