RHR 127: The Soul of Diversity Work is Dangerously Close to Being Lost With James Rodgers and Laura Kangas


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Check out Kyle's interview with pioneer diversity consultants James Rodgers and Laura Kangas - together they believe the soul of diversity work is dangerously close to being lost. DEI work is getting a bad reputation – because it's not being done right.

Co-authors of the new book, Diversity Training That Generates Real Change: Inclusive Approaches That Benefit Individuals, Business, and Society [Berrett-Koehler, July 26, 2022], Jim and Laura exemplify the power of deliberate diversity. Their goal is to spark a worldwide revolution of informed practitioners, employees, and business leaders who will demand diversity training be given the same time, resources, and attention as any other critical enterprise initiative.


Dr. James O. Rodgers is recognized as a thought leader and the leading strategist in the field of diversity management. As the president and principal consultant of The Diversity Coach, he provides high-end executive coaching, DEI advice, and counsel to senior executive teams from major corporations in all industries.

Laura L. Kangas is an international DEI organizational and management development consultant, workshop and program designer, facilitator, speaker, and writer. Through her company, RiverBend Associates, Inc., she has collaboratively developed strategies and leading programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other areas of individual and organizational training and development for over 25 years.
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