“Inclusion is a skilled response to diversity.” Dolezalek, 2008.
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Despite their substantial contribution to economies, little is known about how entrepreneurs of color in rural areas leverage resources to start ventures. From August 2014 – October 2015, local researchers from UW-Extension and Ripon College met with 35 Fond du Lac County entrepreneurs who shared their start-up and business experiences, challenges, and successes. All participants were African-American, […]
In this session for Startup Wisconsin Week, Black Business Owners Speak (event flyer with speaker details, 295KB) UW-Madison Extension educators and area business owners discuss the results of interviews with 48 African American business owners in northeast Wisconsin in 2019. In the video recording (65 minutes) of the presentation and discussion, you’ll learn about the […]
On the 4th Wednesday of each month since January 2018, Ebony Vision, The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story, Diana Hammer of Extension Fond du Lac County, and Bob Hoffmaster of KFIZ radio, collaborate to air a segment about race in Fond du Lac. October 2019: Yia Xiong, elected leader of the Fond du Lac […]
KFIZ Podcasts: Conversations on Race – On the 4th Wednesday of each month since January 2018, Ebony Vision, The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story, Extension, and Bob Hoffmaster of KFIZ radio, collaborate to air a segment about race in Fond du Lac. Listen to the recorded segments at your convenience.
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Presentation to Leadership Fond du Lac 2012 (PDF, 2.53MB – Includes survey results of 341 respondents in 3 companies)
Retirement & Departure Intentions Survey Report (PDF, 3MB) by Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce and Moraine Park Technical College, Dec. 2011
New Economy of Inclusion (PDF, 2 pgs., 318 KB) June 9, 2011 handout for City of Fond du Lac Supervisory Employees and City Council describing local workforce trends, inclusion, and the employer survey.
Culture Change: Education, Business & Inclusion (PDF, 8101 KB; January 19, 2011 presentation to the Leadership Fond du Lac class about visible & non-visible dimensions of diversity and how learning organizations approach talent retention and attraction.)
Attracting Diverse Talent Steering Committee Final Report (PDF, 9 pgs., 58 KB) April 2010 report detailing the results of a survey of large county businesses regarding their talent attraction and retention efforts of diverse workers, follow-up focus groups with employers and employees, and analysis focusing on inclusion. Co-authored by Aurora Health Care, Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce, Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation, Moraine Park Technical College, and UW-Extension.