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Studies show that most programs and initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion fail to produce the desired results. Do you know why?

In his first book, Blueprint for Diversity, Dr. Vernon Franklin draws on decades of experience as an instructor and administrator in higher education to explain why most of these well-intentioned programs fail. Dr. Franklin then goes on to outline his own plan that takes into account the need for leadership not just to pay lip service to diversity but to establish it as a non-negotiable value for them and their organization.

Using a systematic, step-by-step process, Dr. Franklin lays the foundation for diversity with he calls the Five Building Blocks for Diversity that include:


  • Organizational Awareness
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Staff Preparation
  • Empathetic Planning
  • Sustainability


If you are interested in developing a program for inclusion that has the power to achieve the desired results, then Blueprint for Diversity is a book you will want to read and refer to as you construct a program that imparts a sense of belonging to everyone involved.

Blueprint for Diversity

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