OUR MISSION

WMFDP transforms mindsets and behaviors to help organizations sustain truly inclusive cultures. Going beyond traditional approaches to diversity, we build leaders’ courage, consciousness and competence to engage employees, spark innovation and improve business performance.

 WHY WE CALL OURSELVES WHITE MEN AS FULL DIVERSITY PARTNERS

Clearly our name evokes and provokes reactions, and not always positive ones. But if one reads closely, it speaks to our desire to transform mindsets – the keywords being “full diversity partners.” When companies engage white male leaders, it frees up white women, people of color and other marginalized groups from the exhausting work of coaching white men to understand their world. By being cognizant of diversity and inclusion, we can work across cultural differences, and come together to build powerful global organizations.

OUR MISSION IS IN OUR NAME

OUR STORY

Well over twenty years ago, we noticed that white men were not making the connection about how D&I efforts relate to them and their culture (yes, white men have a culture). This undermines the main objective of any diversity effort, which is to recognize, respect and fully leverage the differences that each individual brings to the table, while finding alignment through similarities.

 

OUR VALUED CLIENTS

 

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

jeanine-primeIt’s a fact: we can’t promote inclusion while excluding white men. WMFDP understands this all too well.  With decades of experience, few are as skilled as Bill Proudman and Michael Welp at empowering white men to be full partners in the creation of inclusive work climates. Catalyst is proud to call them our partners in helping companies fully realize the goal of inclusion.
Catalyst Research Center for Advancing Leader Effectiveness
Jeanine Prime, PhD, former Catalyst VP & Center Leader

ted-crandallIt’s never easy to give up the better part of a work week, but the Learning Lab is well worth it. More than any other training or discussions I have previously participated in, I left this event with a deeper personal understanding of diversity and inclusion issues on both an intellectual and emotional level. More importantly, I left with an improved understanding of how I can be a better leader in a diverse environment. I recommend this for all senior leaders. If you choose to attend, bring an open mind and a willingness to fully participate.

Rockwell Automation
Ted Crandall, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
kellogg2 White Men as Full Diversity Partners was a powerful experience! Since my participation, I’ve had many moments of conscious reflection about the need to hold paradoxes in our walk thru life. This concept helps me stay open to positive outcomes in cross-racial relations. Another concept at the forefront for me is the powerful use of language, like “white male culture” and how it impacts racism, sexism, and all other –isms. There is much to do in diversity work and WMFDP creates a safe space to explore these concepts and take leadership to make necessary changes. I enjoyed working with others from different organizations, and getting to know my colleague in  richer, deeper ways.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Nadia Brigham, Program Officer
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