March 4, 2021 – New York, NY –Taproot Foundation, in collaboration with Deloitte, announced today a free resource for businesses that examines how pro bono service is emerging as an impactful growth opportunity for cultivating inclusive leaders.
Pro Bono + Inclusive Leadership explores how companies can design pro bono service programs to help cultivate core competencies of inclusive leadership, as defined in Deloitte’s “Six Traits of Inclusive Leadership” framework: commitment, courage, cognizance of bias, curiosity, cultural intelligence, and collaboration. The framework helps equip leaders to engage with and contribute to the diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent that characterize global commerce in the 21st century.
Pro Bono + Inclusive Leadership highlights the exciting opportunity for Learning and Development (L&D), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals to work together in driving meaningful employee development and engagement. It includes specific program design tips and a collection of profiles that showcase how six professionals at Deloitte have connected pro bono experiences to their own leadership development.
“It’s been exciting to explore how this alignment between DEI and Corporate Citizenship can help us support more organizations that are building leaders from diverse backgrounds and build more empathetic, inclusive leaders within Deloitte,” said Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Pro Bono + Inclusive Leadership demonstrates how Deloitte has leveraged pro bono as one way to help develop these inclusive leadership traits, and how other companies can do the same.
“At Taproot we know that pro bono is not only a crucial capacity-building tool for the nonprofits and other social change organizations that support our communities, but also a practice that benefits everyone involved,” said Lindsay Gruber, President & CEO, Taproot Foundation. “When volunteers engage and hone critical leadership skills, their employers benefit by developing an adaptable workforce through purposeful experiential learning. We’re glad to be sharing these six pro bono stories together and highlighting importance of these core competencies.”
Learn more about the benefits of pro bono service programs and download the free resource here.
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