DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Develop a Diversity Mindset

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Many believe that diversity in the workplace is defined by a vision or set of policies. Actually, it starts by developing a diversity mindset in ourselves. At its core, this mindset is about embracing diversity with an open mind and heart that is then able to accept others' unique qualities. Contributing to diversity requires us to be aware of how we 'add to' our campus community rather than what we 'take from' it. Think about how you behave in the workplace and among your colleagues. Consider the possibility of a different perspective. Think about how to make a positive contribution--not because it's necessarily good for YOU, but because it's the best way to serve others and show your best self.

--Contributed by Cynthia Tucker, Assistant to the President and Staff Ombuds Officer

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 6810

www.diversity.umd.edu




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