PIM DE&I Resources
Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and the Diversity Coalition have compilated a list of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) resources to help your company achieve their stars. There are resources for each star as well as culture, engagement, hiring, partnership and training. If you find a resource others might find interesting, please make sure to share with us.Return to PIM's DE&I Areas of Accreditation. Return to PIM's DE&I Home Page.
|CULTURE||What Are Pronouns? Why Do They Matter?||When we refer to "personal" pronouns, we don't mean that these pronouns are necessarily private information (generally they are not), we mean that they are pronouns referring to a unique and individual person.||Pronouns.org|
|CULTURE||Social Justice and racial equality are more than just hot topics on social media. Employees are talking about these issues in the workplace, and employers can bolster their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by providing a safe space.||SHRM, By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, JD., SHRM-SCP|
|CULTURE||SHRM implemented a new initiative, Together Forward @Work, a call to action for HR and the business community to drive out racial inequity from the workplace. Journey to Equity and Inclusion reports the measurements that SHRM conducted regarding perceptions of racial inequality in the workplace.||SHRM|
Diversity and inclusion experts weigh in. One throughline: It’s better to grapple with the issue openly than say nothing because you’re afraid of getting it wrong.
|CULTURE||Start a Conversation – Let’s confront workplace racial inequality” provides conversation ideas and starters to help discuss racism at work.||SHRM|
|CULTURE||This Harvard Business Review article takes an in depth look at how African Americans are faring in today’s workplace. This article discusses how diversity efforts are failing black employees. They provide a different approach.||Harvard Business Review, by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo|
|CULTURE||Survey question suggestions to spark employee engagement.||PIM|
Social justice and racial equality are more than just hot topics on social media. Employees are talking about these issues in the workplace, and employers can bolster their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by providing a safe space for workers to have respectful and honest conversations.
The SBAR technique provides a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient’s condition.
|Institute for Healthcare Improvement|
Most leaders of US companies know that attracting diverse employees is good business. In response, the prevalence of diversity and inclusion professionals has increased and diversity trainings have become the norm. Yet these efforts, at least in their current forms, aren’t boosting the representation of African-Americans in organizations and in leadership roles. What needs to change to create racially inclusive workplaces? And how can managers be the catalysts?
|Harvard Business Review, by Paige Cohen and Gretchen Gavett|
An article talking about what leaders must do today to address systemic racism. How do we start real conversations about race in our organizations?
|Harvard Business Review, By Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington|
This checklist created by PIM on how to identify area schools and steps for engagement.
Print is Everywhere promotes career opportunities to fill the print employee pipeline.
Partners in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota
While the graphic communications industry faces an unprecedented shortage in skilled labor, the good news is there are numerous resources, financial incentives, programs and experts available to assist in preparing tomorrow’s print industry workforce. To address this area of need, PIM employed experts to explore resources available to members today, in their respective states, that can have a positive impact on workforce development.
|HIRING||A career resource for mothers returning to work.||APRES|
Boulo connects women to companies that value women’s influence in the workplace, prioritize diversity, and promote a flexible work culture.
From the CEO of Lesbians Who Tech, Include.io is helping companies build their best teams by connecting them to underrepresented tech professionals looking to find their dream job and get hired for who they truly are.
A platform that connects diverse talent and corporations for career opportunities, Noirefy aims to change the diversity landscape to create inclusive work spaces globally.
|HIRING||Source for Connecting Employers to Professionals of Color||People of Color Careers: Leading the Shift|
Black Girl Group Is an online freelance company that connects African American Women Freelance creatives to companies seeking to market and advertise to African American consumers.
|Black Girl Group|
|HIRING||Their mission is to improve the lives and workplace for women through transparency. The site offers a job board, honest company reviews for women, discussion boards, and career advice.||Fairy God Boss: Jobs.Advice.Connections|
Empowering underrepresented ethnic minority professionals and students to successfully navigate their careers, Jopwell is a leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.
A global nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving LGBT workplace equality, they partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.
|Out & Equal: Workplace Advocates|
A top recruitment platform that helps connect people of color with jobs in tech and startups.
The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program certifies small businesses, including small Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and small Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). The CERT Program also certifies Emerging Small Business Enterprises (ESBE), which are a subset of the small business marketplace.
A firm’s listing in the MNUCP DBE Directory is proof of their active certification. If a firm is not listed in the MNUCP DBE Directory, they are not certified. The directory is updated on a biweekly basis.
|MN United Certification Program|
A directory of MN-based Latino operated businesses.
|Latino Chamber of Commerce|
This form is provided to allow easy retrieval of the State’s certified Targeted Group (TG), Economically Disadvantaged (ED) and Veteran-Owned (VO) Vendors. Enter the information in one of the fields below and submit the query.
|MN Department of Administration|
Top diversity equity and inclusion keynote speakers offer unique perspectives and highlight the importance of diversity in modern society. From topics directly associated with issues faced by minorities and women to fresh viewpoints on business, the economy, motivation, and leadership, these cultural diversity and inclusion speakers make events well-rounded and relatable to a variety of audiences.
|Leading Authorities, Inc.|
This workshop is focused primarily on discussions that lead to action, not open-ended dialogues or racial healing work. In addition, while the larger organizational change or movement building strategies within which conversations about racial justice might be situated are important, those change strategies are not the focus of this workshop.
|Interaction Institute for Social Change|
Across Minnesota, nonprofit leaders are increasing their commitment to inclusion and equity. Learn how to make this goal a reality in your nonprofit and in your community.
|MN Council of Nonprofits|
Use interactive online courses to train your employees on appropriate conduct, empowering them to make the right decisions.
|STAR 1||Committee Resource||Review a PDF document with FAQ's, first committee meeting ideas & an agenda template.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM's Diversity Coalition|
|STAR 1||Pledges for Action||Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Accreditation Program is founded upon the following PIM Pledges for Action. Your organization must commit to adopting these pledges by having a person from the following departments sign and date this document on page 2-3.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|Survey Resource||Learn about PIM's DE&I Leadership & Employees Survey, how to roll the surveys out and examples of how to share the surveys.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|Review list of suggested Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) to work with in your efforts to become an certified Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) organization.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|STAR 1||Review a list of ideas for events, programs or activities your organization could do with your Community Based Organizations (CBO) and local high school and/or college.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|STAR 1||Tips on Training||Training is a tool to help you and your organization understand, learn and grow. DE&I is a big topic and DE&I training is here to help you navigate this topic.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|STAR 1||PIM’s DE&I Approved Partners & Consultants||Review a list of approved DE&I partners and consultants.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|
|STAR 1||PIM DE&I Gaggle Mail Listserv||PIM uses Gaggle Mail for running an email discussion group for all who are currently participating in our DE&I accreditation program. Make sure to sign up to be apart of this listserv.||Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) and PIM’s Diversity Coalition|