Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
The Workforce Connection Board
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement
Recognizing its economic, societal and organizational benefits, we are committed leaders of workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Advocating and supporting equitable access to career and employment opportunities, we partner with employers in the region to create equity in the workplace and promote a culture of belonging where everyone is seen, heard and valued.
What is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging?
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is any policy or practice designed to make people of various backgrounds feel welcome and ensure they have support to perform to the fullest of their abilities in the workplace.
Building a Culture of Belonging
Learn more in this video about building a culture of belonging.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Action
Want to learn more about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging or create a DEIB plan for your workplace and don’t know where to start? Check out our resources below.
JAN Workplace Accomodation Toolkit for Employers
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy provides Diversity and Inclusion resources…
The U.S. Department of Labor’s website provides many helpful resources such as Building an Inclusive Workforce, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), Campaign for Disability Employment and much more.
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report.
Hear how Rock Valley College creates and sustains a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus…
Rock River Current article about creating a culture of belonging…
Visit the EARN Website for useful resources to help you create an accessible and welcoming workplace.
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The Workforce Connection– an Illinois WorkNet Center and partner in the American Job Center network. This program is funded by The Workforce Connection, Inc., Il Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711. Contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at 815-395-6626. This program is subject to the provisions of the “Jobs for Veteran’s Act” Public Law 107-288, which provides priority of services to veterans and spouses of certain veterans. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit www.theworkforceconnection.org/USDOLstatement