Together, we can change the pace of progress. The time to band together in our workplaces and communities is now. The journey will not always be a comfortable one, and courage will be required. If you would like to move further along the diversity continuum, we encourage you to commit to actionable change. You can be an advocate by taking actions that promote the desire for more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments.
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P.A.C.E. stands for Prepare. Assess. Commit. Execute. The P.A.C.E. framework is a model that helps workplaces successfully navigate their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey.
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The pace of progress for DEI initiatives in the workplace has not been consistent with changing demographics in the United States and beyond. It is time for actionable change that stays on pace with our changing world. The P.A.C.E. framework helps companies and communities develop measurable DEI initiatives that can lead to long-term sustainable growth. Following the P.A.C.E. framework requires strategic commitment and the desire to be a leader for systemic change.
There are two P.A.C.E. pledges- one for change agents (individuals) and the other for leaders who have the authority to make DEI decisions within their organization. We made this decision because we believe everyone should play a part in furthering DEI. We encourage everyone to use their voice to promote and drive change. While everyone does not have the executive power to spearhead initiatives, everyone can play a part in ending systemic injustices. The commitments in the P.A.C.E. pledge can help individuals and leaders further DEI over the next year.
Yes, it is essential that all individuals taking the pledge commit to executing the actions outlined within one year of taking the survey.
Yes! We recommend that you take the individual pledge if you do not have employees and the leader pledge if you do.
Yes! The individual pledge focuses on the workplace and community. You can pledge to further actions in your community.
No, you do not. We recommend committing to the actions in the pledge as soon as you are ready to be part of the solution. The pledge is phase 1 of the DEI P.A.C.E. initiative. Only those who take the pledge will receive a special invitation about phase 2.
The DEI P.A.C.E. Pledge was created by I Follow the Leader LLC, a leadership consulting firm specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, initiatives, and education.
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