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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

In light of the current climate, our businesses and communities HRAM serves, have coped with a pandemic, unjustified deaths, protests, discrimination, right here at home.  For days, we have watched protests and rallies throughout our communities calling for justice and change.  Our families, friends and peers are hurting.  As HR professionals, the HRAM membership has a responsibility that extends beyond our friends and family.  We have a duty to our employees.

Better workplaces come from better understanding.  Better workplaces come from an open mind, an open heart, and a willingness to listen.  Many of our employees are angry.  Many are scared.  Many are confused.  We must strive to move beyond a place of sympathy to achieve a level of empathy.  We must acknowledge the existing racial inequity.

 As the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

We certainly do not have the answers.  But we can promise you this.

HRAM will listen.

HRAM will work for you.

HRAM will support you.

Please know that we see you, we care about you and we are here for you.  We encourage you to do the same for your employees.  Together, we can come as one voice and be a force of good.

"When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.”

~ Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Office at ServiceNow

What Can You Do

 To access these features, you must be a current member of HRAM.

Become a Voice in HRAM

Join HRAM - Apply online and join a group of fellow HR peers.

Join SHRM - We are better together.  A vast online library of DEI resources for the workplace.

HRAM Connect

 Groups - Become a volunteer in the Diversity & Inclusion Group and meet other like-minded people.

 Group Forum - Post articles, links, videos within the Group Forum and begin the discussion.

HRAM Member MyFeed - Start the conversation on HRAM's social platform.  Share ideas and ask for resources.  Keep the conversation going.

 Connections/Member Directory - Online members connecting to network with the 1000+ membership.

Online Learning

Virtual Programs via Zoom - Register to attend an upcoming morning session, symposium or program.

 Past Event Presentation Library - Access over 100 past program presentations hosted by HRAM on various HR topics including D&I.


Thank you to the HRAM D&I Committee.  Collectively, they have compiled a list of links and books to share with you, our membership and the HR community.

Online Local Community Resources

Connect Black Omaha

Inclusive Communities

Greater Omaha Chamber:  Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity


Women's Fund of Omaha

Online Resources

Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Workplace:  An Employee Toolkit in partnership with the Women's Fund of Omaha

US Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism by Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington on HBR

How White Managers Can Respond to Anti-Black Violence by Michael W. Kraus on Yale Insights

Talking About Race—National Museum of African American History & Culture

Curbing Implicit Bias:  What Works and What Doesn't

How Does Implicit Bias Influence Behavior?

White Ally Toolkit - Intro video

SHRM Members - non-members can view up to 3 articles per month

SHRM Resources and Tools - Diversity and Inclusion - Multiple articles

SHRM Resources and Tools - Overcoming Workplace Bias - Multiple articles

SHRM's Together Forward@Work, a call to action to drive racial inequity out of America’s workplaces. 

Recommended Videos

10 Documentaries to Watch About Race Instead of Asking a Person of Color to Explain Things for You

Recommended Books

Dirty Diversity: A Practical Guide to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace for All by Janice Gassam

This List of Books, Films and Podcasts About Racism is a Start, Not a Panacea

Subtle Acts of Exclusion by Michael Barans

#MeToo in the Corporate World: Power, Privilege, and the Path Forward by Silvia Ann Hewett

How To Be an Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh, PHD

Thank you to our HRAM Sponsors and Partners

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