GENDER INCLUSION & DIVERSITY TOOLKIT

CME’s Gender and Diversity toolkits were created to build awareness and start a conversation about Women in Manufacturing  so that everyone involved in the manufacturing sector feels that they can take action to help make the manufacturing more gender inclusive.

The toolkit is made for manufacturers, by manufacturers. It is open source and, provides a suite of practical tools. We encourage all manufacturers across Canada to make use of them. 

The tools provides a set of individual learnings and actions that can take to help make the workplace better for everyone.

Source: https://cme-mec.ca/gender-inclusion-diversity-toolkit/

TOOL #1: “STARTING THE DISCUSSION ON GENDER INCLUSION & DIVERSITY” KICK-OFF WORKSHOP

 

This presentation introduces the topic of gender inclusion and diversity at the workplace. Think of this tool as a great way to start the conversation on how to make the workplace more attractive to female talent, and more inclusive to current female co-workers.

 

There are two ways you can draw value from this presentation:

  1. Use the Powerpoint version as a resource to facilitate your own session. The presentation is designed to be easy to understand and accessible to all. The speaking notes add some context to help your facilitators run the session smoothly for groups of your people.

  2. Read the PDF version to learn about the topic on your own. We also included an easy-to-read version of the presentation for people to read through if they couldn’t make the live presentation, or it isn’t being offered at your company.

 

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

 

  • Have a clearer idea of the state of Canadian manufacturing as it relates to gender inclusion/diversity
  • Start to think of ways your company can become more gender-inclusive
  • Be on your way to becoming a champion of women in manufacturing
TOOL #2: INCLUSION & DIVERSITY ROADMAP
 

This roadmap provides a visual representation of what your Inclusion and Diversity learning path will be. So you’ll be able to map out your learning plan and check off steps as you move through your learning. The goal is to take you from what you know now, to become a champion in this area.

By using this roadmap you’ll understand what each tool is, what you’ll learn from each tool, and how to use each one. 

There are 4 different roadmaps for different roles, so please use the one that best fits your role in the company. The 4 roadmaps are for:

TOOL #3: RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE SELF-ASSESSMENT
 

This tool is a course to learn about respect in the workplace, how each person can make their workplace more inclusive, and the steps people can take to respond to disrespectful and inappropriate behaviour. At the end of this course, participants will receive a certification showing that they have completed it.

This course is offered by the Respect Group and is a certification course. To learn more about  licensing, contact Camay Fortier. 

Employees, who want to participate should reach out to your executive team to see if this course is offered, if you don’t already know. 

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • Understand how to create an inclusive workplace environment
  • Understand what is appropriate workplace behaviour and what isn’t
  • Learn ways to prevent and respond to negative workplace behaviour
TOOL #4: 10-STEP INCLUSIVITY PLAN
 

This plan suggests 10 actions employees can take to make a difference in your workplace and to make your workplace more welcoming for everyone. You should team up with others at work and complete the 10 actions together! There are two versions of this plan:

 
KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • Have a clear understanding of specific actions needed  to build an inclusive workplace
  • Encouraging others to do the same

8.5X11 DESKTOP VERSION / 8.5X11 PRINTED POSTER VERSION

11X17 DESKTOP VERSION / 11X17 PRINTED POSTER VERSION 

TOOL #5: LEADER GUIDEBOOK FOR MEN
 

This guidebook gives insight into how many can champion and model inclusive behaviours in the workplace, and  support women in the company. You will understand how your behaviour, as a leader, influences others and how you can be a role model.

 

This tool is geared towards male leaders, but can and should be read by everyone – especially all people leaders. 

 
KEY TAKE-AWAYS

 

Gain an understanding of how to model inclusive behaviour for employees
Learn to be a champion for gender inclusivity
Understand what actions you can take to support female colleagues
DOWNLOAD LEADER GUIDEBOOK FOR MEN 

TOOL #6: TALENT MANAGEMENT GUIDE
 

This talent management guide provides participants with tips and actions to improve talent management processes. This guide gives you specific actions manufacturers can take to attract, recruit, and retain female employees.

This tool is geared towards HR staff and the executive team, but can and should be read by everyone.

 
KEY TAKE-AWAYS

Learn about how you can make your workplace more inclusive through your attraction, recruitment, and retention policies and practices
Have a list of actions the organization can feasibly take
DOWNLOAD TALENT MANAGEMENT GUIDE

TOOL #7: CME TOOLKIT ROLL-OUT PLAN
 

This tool gives tips and ideas on how to communicate about this toolkit (the set of tools) to employees. This tool can be used to develop a plan on when and how to give the toolkit will be distributed. 

 

The goal is to make the communication and distribution plan easy for these tools, so that all staff  knows about them and knows how to use them.

 

This resource is for your company’s executive team and communications team.

 
KEY TAKEAWAYS

 

Explaining each tool to employees
Discussing the goal of this toolkit across the company
Sending out emails and communications about this toolkit
DOWNLOAD ROLL-OUT PLAN