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I-WE Program

The Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) Designation is supported by the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Minnesota and the Winona Workforce Development Board. It was established by the Regional Workforce Alliance of Northwest Minnesota to support and recognize employers who: Express a commitment to an inclusive workplace in their stated values, mission or policies. Assess how diversity, equity and inclusion influence their work and culture. Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education for staff and leadership. Allocate resources to support and sustain an inclusive and equitable workplace.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Available Phase

Project Type

  Programming, Featured; No, Featured, DC Partnership  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity

Level 2: African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American, Latino, Women, Veteran, Best Practice

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


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Detailed Description

 

The Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) Designation is supported by the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Minnesota and the Winona Workforce Development Board. It was established by the Regional Workforce Alliance of Northwest Minnesota to support and recognize employers who:

  • Express a commitment to an inclusive workplace in their stated values, mission or policies.
  • Assess how diversity, equity and inclusion influence their work and culture.
  • Provide diversity, equity and inclusion education for staff and leadership.
  • Allocate resources to support and sustain an inclusive and equitable workplace.

Be recognized as an employer of choice with a designation as an Inclusive Workforce Employer. Take the first step in becoming a part of a forward-thinking group, committed to helping your business and community grow, by completing the following application.

APPLICATION FOR INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER DESIGNATION

INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER TOOLKIT

VIEW INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE EMPLOYER DESIGNATION FLYER

Want to learn more?

Workforce Development, Inc. recently hosted a one hour “Lunch and Learn” event during Welcoming Week to showcase Southeast Minnesota’s new Inclusive Workforce Employer Designation and to highlight our first cohort of businesses and their efforts towards this designation, and the I/WE program as a whole.

VIEW I-WE LUNCH & LEARN RECORDING HERE.

 

Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity  
December 05, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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October 16, 2021: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

Press Release DMC EDA to administer 3.12M distribution of MN Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.

"Formal grant criteria will be established, including the prioritization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation. DMC will serve as the administrator of the grant."

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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October 05, 2021: P-TECH 535

RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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Last modified by support on 2021/11/14
Created by support on 2021/11/14

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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