IBPSA-USA

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Directory

Hello and welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources page from IBPSA-USA! The resources on this page are for everyone - whether you are brand new to DEI work or you have years of experience. We hope you can learn from these resources and share them with people in your workplace. 

The resources are organized by topic - e.g., Native American issues, environmental justice, LGBTQIA+, etc. Most of the resources are websites, podcasts, and books and a majority are free! We have also included paid training opportunities from specific subject matter experts who offer consulting and reputable companies that offer training courses.

Click on the headings below each topic for a full drop-down of the resources. The resources are also denoted with Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced labels to help you find the appropriate level of detail.

All of the resources were vetted by a DEI consultant hired by IBPSA-USA with decades of experience. This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and developed by the IBPSA-USA DEI committee. You can read the DEI strategic plan  if you are interested in the committee's work.

For any feedback or inquiries regarding this content contact the DEI Committee at dei@ibpsa.us

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion. Recognizing various dimensions of diversity (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.).

Defining diversity, equity, and inclusion

Websites

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace

Websites and reports

Podcasts

  • "The Diversity Gap" Hosted by Bethaney Wilkinson, this podcast explores the diversity gap in various sectors and industries. It features conversations with experts and leaders about the challenges and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion. (Introductory-Advanced)
  • Top 5 DEI Podcast

Books

  • Diversity at Work: "The Practice of Inclusion" by Bernardo M. Ferdman and Barbara R. Deane provides insights into creating inclusive policies. (Introductory-Intermediate-Advanced)

General Social Movements

Books/Articles

  • "When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World" by Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte

Podcasts

  • "Yo, Is This Racist?" Podcast hosted by Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome, this podcast addresses questions from listeners about whether specific situations, comments, or actions are racist. It offers a blend of humor and thoughtful discussions. (Introductory)

White supremacy and colonization and racism

Books/Articles

  • "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi
  • "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander
  • "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
  • "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo
  • "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein
  • “People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn
  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race"by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Social Science perspective on race development)
  • "Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America" by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi; Memoir by Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 
  • "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates Memoir by Coates. Profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

General DEI Facilitatiors

  • Aaric Guerriero, Latino trans Latinx man with over 18 years of experience as a facilitator
    • LGBTQAI facilitation, general DEIB consultation and facilitation
  • Dr. Ida Balderrama-Trudell, queer Latinx facilitator with over 20 years experience
    • General DEIB consultation, facilitation, LGBTQAI facilitation, Environmental Justice, Cultivating empathy and identifying implicit bias, Strategic and organizational
  • Dr. Kat Werchouski: 
    • General DEIB consultation, Indigenous/Native American-related topics, LGBTQAI facilitation

Organizational DEI Development and Strategy

DEI Training National Council on Diversity

DEI Training Modules

Conflict Resolution and Conflict Mediation

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LBGTQAI+

Websites

Books/Articles

  • “LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens” by Kelly Huegel Madrone
  • Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America" by Martin Duberman
  • “Gay America: Struggle for Equality" by Linas Alsenas
  • "Queer: A Graphic History" by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele
  • "A Queer History of the United States" by Michael Bronski
  • "Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution" by Susan Stryker

Podcasts

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LGBTQAI Facilitators:

  • Aaric Guerriero, Latino trans Latinx man with over 18 years of experience as a facilitator
    • LGBTQAI facilitation, general DEIB consultation and facilitation
  • Dr. Kat Werchouski:
    • General DEIB consultation, Indigenous/Native American-related topics, LGBTQAI facilitation
  • Dr. Ida Balderrama-Trudell, queer Latinx facilitator with over 20 years experience

    • General DEIB consultation, facilitation, LGBTQAI facilitation, Environmental Justice, Cultivating empathy and identifying implicit bias, Strategic and organizational development and strategy

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Indigenous/Native American/First Nations

Books/Articles

  • "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” and “Rez Life” by David Treuer
  • “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • “There, there” by Tommy Orange

Websites & Resources

Podcasts

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Indigenous/Native American/First Nations Facilitators:

  • Dr. Kat Werchouski: 
    • General DEIB consultation, Indigenous/Native American-related topics, LGBTQAI facilitation
  • Christopher Kilgour; Color in the Outdoors
    • Indigenous/Native American topics, environmental justice
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Disability

Books/Articles

Podcasts

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Environmental Justice

Websites

Podcasts

  • Agents of Change Podcast Biweekly conversations that dive into the career paths, the research, and the big ideas from past and present fellows and other leaders in the field of environmental justice.(Introductory-Intermediate)
  • Broken Ground Podcast Podcast about how we protect the basic right to clean air, clean water, and a livable climate; to preserve our region’s natural treasures and rich biodiversity; and to provide a healthy environment for all. (Introductory-Intermediate)
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  • Mapping Inequality
  • The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC): NCRC is an organization that focuses on advocating for fair lending and investment practices. They have resources and information about redlining and its effects on communities.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: This branch of the Federal Reserve has done extensive research on redlining and its effects. They have a section on their website dedicated to resources and research related to redlining and fair lending.
  • PolicyLink: PolicyLink is a research and action institute that focuses on advancing economic and social equity. They have several reports and resources on redlining and its impacts. 
  • The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA): NFHA is an organization that focuses on eliminating housing discrimination. They provide resources and reports related to redlining and fair housing.
  • Redlining Archives: This website provides an extensive collection of documents related to redlining, including historical reports, maps, and articles. 
  • Urban Institute: The Urban Institute conducts research on social and economic policy issues, including redlining. Their website contains research reports and resources on housing and racial disparities.

Facilitators/Training Programs

  • Dr. Ida Balderrama-Trudell, queer Latinx facilitator with over 20 years experience
    • General DEIB consultation, facilitation, LGBTQAI facilitation, Environmental Justice, Cultivating empathy and identifying implicit bias, Strategic and organizational
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Implicit Bias

Books/Articles

Websites: Resources/Strategies to mitigate unconscious biases

  • State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review. (from Kirwan Institute at Ohio State). The Kirwan Institute’s implicit bias team is engaged throughout the year, compiling research and leading workshops and presentations in states and communities across the country as the desire for help understanding this important body of research continues to grow. Each year since 2013, Kirwan publishes the State of the Science Implicit Bias Review, which explores the newest developments in the field of implicit bias research and discourse. The review helps guide people in all professions in thinking about the real world implications of the research.(Introductory-Intermediate-Advanced)
  • Project Implicit: Non-profit organization and international, collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition, or thoughts and feelings that are largely outside of conscious awareness and control. Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes, and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and behavior. Introductory-Intermediate)
  • Implicit Bias Training Course from the NIH (Free) (Introductory)

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Implicit Bias Facilitators

  • Dr. Ida Balderrama-Trudell, queer Latinx facilitator with over 20 years experience
    • General DEIB consultation, facilitation, LGBTQAI facilitation, Environmental Justice, Cultivating empathy and identifying implicit bias, Strategic and organizational
Inclusive Leadership

Books/Articles

  • "Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy" by Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick
  • "The Inclusion Revolution Is Now: An Innovative Framework for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace" by Maura G. Robinson
  • "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts." by Brené Brown
  • "What Is Inclusive Leadership?" - Catalyst (Introductory)
  • "Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide" - BetterUp (Introductory)

Resources/Courses and Workshops:

Podcasts

Microaggressions

Books/Articles

  • "Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation" by Derald Wing Sue
  • "The Art of Communicating" by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • "Microaggressions: More than Just Race" - American Psychological Association (APA)

Workshops and Trainings

Communication and Language
  • The Power of Inclusive Language: Understanding the impact of language on different groups. - Deloitte
Cultural Competence

Developing cultural awareness and sensitivity. Appreciating and respecting different cultural norms and practices. Strategies for cross-cultural collaboration.

Websites/Resources

Allyship and Advocacy

Websites/Resources

  • What it means to be an ally and advocate for underrepresented groups. Building a culture of support and solidarity.
  • Allyship in action: practical ways to support colleagues.
    • "Dealing with Discrimination: Tips for Allies"** - National Center for Institutional Diversity (Introductory) 
Business Case for DEI

Websites/Resources

Podcasts

  • Take On Tomorrow Podcast How can business help solve society’s biggest problems? Take on Tomorrow brings together leading experts from around the globe to figure out what business could and should be doing to tackle the greatest challenges facing the world; from privacy to climate change to crypto. Join hosts Ayesha Hazarika, columnist and senior political advisor in London and Lizzie O’Leary, business journalist in New York, and hear some of the brightest minds and boldest thinkers on how they’re taking on these problems, and how you could too.(Introductory-Intermediate)
  • Dear Corner Office Podcast Management and human resources professionals ask why diverse employees leave or what their experiences are in the workplace. Dear Corner Office provides real-life experiences of women of color STEM professionals in corporate America.(Introductory-Intermediate)
  • Diverseek Podcast Are you interested in building a more diverse workforce? Join us on our podcast as we delve into the experiences of well-known DEI experts in implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs at leading organizations. Listen to get inspired on how to roll out DEI initiatives in your organization. Visit diverseek.com to learn more!(Introductory-Intermediate)

Understanding the importance of ERGs in fostering a sense of belonging.

Websites/Resources

Videos

Communication

Addressing and resolving conflicts related to diversity and inclusion.

Mediation techniques for handling sensitive situations.

Websites/Resources

  • Bystander Intervention and Conflict de-escalation: Some free resources but also can be hired. (Introductory-Intermediate-Advanced)

Restorative Justice

  • Restorative Justice Facilitation (Introductory-Intermediate)
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Intersectionality

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by individuals with multiple marginalized identities.

Books/Articles

Videos

Building an Inclusive Culture

Books

  • Encouraging teamwork and collaboration in diverse teams.
    • Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change" by Jennifer Brown: This book provides practical strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace.
    • "The Inclusion Dividend" by Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan: Offers insights into the benefits of diversity and inclusion and practical steps for achieving them.

Videos

Ensuring inclusive and respectful interactions with customers and clients.

Books/Articles

Websites/Resources

Measuring DEI Progress

The University of California-Berkeley has a free guide for DEI assessment.