Inclusion is a behavior. It's more than simply inviting someone to the table. If you want buy-in and true supporters, they have to know they're genuinely part of the process. Karen Slaughter-DuPerry, project management & community relations executive of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy teaches us how to embody this behavior through her experience with building the necessary support to make the revitalized Detroit riverfront a reality.
“We achieved something great.” (10:24) “Nobody was more important than anybody.” (11:28)
“The diversity is already there. You just have to respect the diversity.” (12:21)
(7:36) Building an impactful community for product development (inclusivity and ownership.)
(10:01) Get inspired by shared ownership.
(14:55) Spinning the assumingly negative to your advantage.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Consider forgoing meeting minutes (if your bylaws or governing rules permit) to encourage attendance and engagement.