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My Better Together Conference Experience and Key Takeaways

This past October, I virtually attended the Better Together Conference hosted by Jennifer Brown Consulting and Better Man Movement. This conference was engaging, educational, and inspiring. In the spirit of practicing my own diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) allyship through action, I am sharing my experience here on our blog. During the two-day conference,…

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Spotlighting Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with Ariana Gil

In celebration and recognition of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, FMP was thrilled to have Ariana Gil of AG Consulting Group LLC join us to lead an engaging discussion about Hispanic and Latinx communities, their contributions in the U.S. and beyond, their challenges and triumphs, and the history that has shaped them. After her insightful…

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Pride: An Intersectional Perspective

What comes to mind when you think of gay pride? Is it the United States Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage in 2015, or the legions of parades and the rainbow flag? Dr. Amena Johnson, the Associate Director of LGBTQIA+ Resources at Georgetown University and the Founder of The Back Woman Aesthetic, offers a unique…

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Understanding Juneteenth: A Brief History 

Known to some as the country’s “second Independence Day”, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more than 150 years, African American communities across the country have observed this holiday, making it the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the…

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FMP Consulting offers training courses to support your organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) goals

Is your organization looking to create a workplace culture that is inclusive on the forefront and equitable for all employees. Organizations can take a variety of steps to meet these goals, including offering DE&I training. DE&I training is important because it supports: Development of Transferable Skills: Employees can apply skills gained in training to tasks and teams…

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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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Blog Spotlight: Caren Young

Caren Young is the founder and president of The Professional Adult, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Caren has been working with FMP over the past few months to evaluate our DE&I efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for success. We recently sat down with Caren to discuss…

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What We Learned in 2020

At the end of a year, many organizations reflect on their work and their accomplishments. Some publish annual reports filled with tables, graphs, and stories describing their impact. They go into the new year excited to use new insights to do bigger and better things.    But 2020 brought lessons that went deeper than the projects we worked on and our accomplishments.  Amid the chaos, challenges, and grief…

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Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Conversation

2020 has added momentum to the Diversity and Inclusion movement and increased the need for safe spaces where team members can develop authentic connections and share what they are experiencing both in their work and personal lives.  While many companies are investing in Diversity and Inclusion trainings, they may be overlooking a simple yet effective…

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Diversifying Mentorship: Research & Best Practices

Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to find ways to become allies and act out against racial injustice. In reaction to the current events that have brought attention to racial injustices that exist in our society today, we now have to dig deeper to create a workplace culture that is not only inclusive on the forefront but equitable for all employees. It is no longer…

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