Throughout October, you can pay tribute to the diverse ideas, cultures and communities across the world as part of Global Diversity Awareness Month. Remember that you can look beyond national cultures and counties of origin. Think about things like disabilities, languages, religions and more.
While Pride Month is all about identity, acceptance and loving yourself, LGBTQ+ History Month takes a look backward. Many LGBTQ+ figures have been erased from the history books or had their truths hidden. This month gives us the chance to look at the distance and recent past to see the history that didn’t make the textbooks.
There are plenty of ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving, but in the end, if it doesn’t involve food, it isn’t really Thanksgiving. Don’t be afraid to get creative here, setting up a potluck to share traditional dishes or assigning a challenge to each team. However, we are big fans of just getting it all catered.
You may have noticed that quite a few observances on this calendar are centered on mental health. That is because it is one of the most pressing issues in the workplace. From burnout to anxiety and depression, there is a lot we need to be mindful of as the leaders in our workplaces.
Many workplaces have bilingual signage, but is Braille among the languages used on yours? National Braille Week aims to help people understand why Braille is so important and to encourage businesses to embrace it.
There is a lot of controversy over Columbus Day given the history of the man himself. As an alternative celebration, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day was made a federal holiday in 2021. It focuses on helping people discover the truth of colonial history from the Native perspective.
Living life in the closet is hard and isolating. This day is meant to help those who want to come out to do so. This is also a good time to focus on why we don’t out people before they are ready and how speculating on someone’s sexuality can be harmful.
This holiday was started as a way for children to understand more about the working world, build their confidence, and spark curiosity that can lead them to their ideal career. While many workplaces just let the kids tag along, we think it’s best to really involve them with activities just for them.