The goal for the agency is to use a DEI framework/strategy that embeds DEI in everything we do by creating foundational awareness across the agency, creating an inclusive culture, and incorporating inclusive leadership practices-
First, create alignment across the agency by re-visiting the foundational terms of DEI, what they mean, and what behaviors and questions we need to ask as we meet our goal of having a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. It is crucial to have a shared understanding of what these terms mean. Secondly, we purchased a DEI platform (Qualtrics) that will allow us to get baseline data to identify gaps for inclusivity. Lastly, Inclusive leadership training to identify and understand core leadership competencies that align with an inclusive culture.