Successful business relies on one thing—communication. We communicate with our employees, customers, suppliers and more. Using inclusive language means consciously working to find ways to name, honor, and value experiences and identities. By learning to speak to diverse audiences, you can broaden your reach and transfer your message to more people. It’s important to be conscious of who your audience is and understand how to make people feel included.
Everyone can use inclusive language.
We've pulled the most popular pieces from our Inclusive Language shelves – just for you!
MicroVideo: What Is Inclusive Language?
Download: The Inclusive Language Handbook Quick Sheet
MicroVideo: Six Guidelines of Inclusive Language
Article: What to Do When You Don't Know Someone's Gender
MicroVideo: Pronouns 101
Inclusive Language in Your Field
For more content on Inclusive Language, visit #Inclusive-Language. For related topics, visit #Dimensions of Diversity #DEI Vocabulary
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About this course:
Good business relies on one thing -- communication. We communicate to teach, to market, to inspire, and so much more. But what if in that communication, we are unknowingly offending our audience? What you may not realize is that a lot of everyday, commonplace phrases are rooted in discrimination, assumptions, and bias. By being intentional with our language, we can create environments where people feel valued and respected.
Looking for more from TDM Library? We suggest checking out our top Guides! These 8-12 page guides are packed with step-by-step recommendations for talking to DEI skeptics, programming for diversity holidays, and developing your inclusive leadership.