The days of organizational communications being performative and surfacy are done. The DEPTH Model(TM)is the framework you need to build your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) skills and help your organization communicate on social justice issues with impact.
DEI and social justice communications is a new and required skill set for communicators.
The key to success is to embed them in your processes from the very beginning. We must acknowledge unconscious bias and learn to think and act beyond ourselves and our own limited experiences.
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"A sweeping look at how corporations can use corporate communications to find “the common space between business imperatives and social consciousness.”
Janet's three TED Talks have inspired millions around the globe, especially with her famous quote, "I believe business can dismantle racism."
As an executive communications expert, Stovall has developed a business approach that addresses corporate racism head-on and has created methods to help dismantle it.
Kim's mix of compassion and impatience helps communicators understand the urgency and inspires them to action because, "Language leads to behavior."
Kim began integrating DEI into communications beginning in 2004 and it wasn't until the summer of 2020 when her peers starting listening and seeing they have a role and responsibility in DEI and in social justice on behalf of their organizations.
Journalist, Speaker, Author, Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism―and How to Do It
“This is the book that's missing from the conversation about equity and inclusivity in the workplace. The need for it is so great that I thought about writing it myself! Thank goodness Janet Stovall and Kim Clark have done the work, based on years of experience and expertise. This book will help a lot of people and a lot of companies.”
Author, The Opposite Of Hate:
A Field Guide To Repairing Our Humanity
"Communications can bring people together or tear them apart, build societies up or burn them down. With so much at stake, we have to move beyond the performative to do the transformative. This book shows us how."
Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology
“There’s a thin line between reality and mythology, and communicators have to pick a side. This book will help them pick the right one.”
Author, Inclusion, How to be an Inclusive Leader, and Beyond Diversity
“More and more, organizations are being asked to take a stand on issues important to the incoming generation of talent, and they are woefully unprepared – or worse, resistant to using their voice. Stovall and Clark have offered a model that can be utilized to make sure leaders build the organizational muscle of inclusive communications so that they never miss the opportunity to deepen their relationships with key stakeholders in the moments that matter.”
National Political Leader
“The Conscious Communicator will help
leaders understand how to manage through this incredibly complicated environment, to lead with authority, clarity, and integrity. That’s what the 21st century demands.”
Innovation Leader, TED Speaker
“The events of the last few years have brought issues of race, gender, and identity to the forefront of everyday life. Leaders across every industry need to be better equipped to have emotional and difficult conversations in the workplace. Honestly, we can all use help in avoiding saying stupid sh*t."
PRSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee
"The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t is your wakeup and clarion call that communications through an equity and social justice lens are achievable.
The Conscious Communicator will teach you how to stay away from the sheltered areas and color outside the lines to get a clear picture of the possibilities. It’s more than a road map. It gives permission to look inside yourself and that of your organization and say, DE&I is more than a 'special interest.'"
President, IABC, Edmonton Chapter
“This is the book that all communications professionals need right now. Navigating the world of DEI in your organization is not for the faint of heart.
As internal and external communicators, you are often looked to for what to say and when to say it when it comes to social justice issues. As the conscience of the organization, having a resource like Janet and Kim’s book at your fingertips can help provide the confidence to back those decisions up. 10/10 would recommend this to any communicator!”
Worldcom PR Group EMEA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair
“This book reminds all of us who are privileged to work in communications that we have the responsibility to unleash the power of words and images as drivers to a more diverse, inclusive and accessible organization. Kim and Janet not only challenge our minds and thoughts, but they give us a methodology to put our work into action. The Conscious Communicator is a ground-breaking book that will help us transform organizations into actors of a most needed social change.”
Together, they teamed up to co-author, The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t.