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The purpose of this guidebook is to support anyone involved (or simply interested) in strategic planning at their organization to holistically integrate DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) principles into their processes. Within this guidebook, The Acacia Company presents six characteristics of a DEI-informed Strategic Planning process and provides actionable tips, resources, and critical points of reflection to take forward. Throughout the guidebook, there are activities that can help you get started with building your DEI-informed Strategic Plan.

Building an Intentional &
DEI-Informed Strategic Plan


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is life-long work. Keep a growth mindset, keep learning, and put your learnings into practice. Here are some of our favorite articles to get you started.

Diversity & Inclusion From Scratch

Why Diversity Programs Fail

Understanding organizational barriers to a more inclusive workplace

Most white people don’t believe racial discrimination exists at their workplace, but nearly half of black employees disagree

Anti-racism resources

Salesforce Trailhead: The Impact of Unconscious Bias

Do Your Diversity Efforts Reflect the Experiences of Women of Color

11 Ways to Make Your Work LGBTQ Friendly

Proctor & Gamble: The Look - A story about bias in America

Improving the climate of an organization? 7 places to start

Combating Workplace Inequity: What You Can Ask Yourself

The Urgency of Intersectionality

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