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lernOS Diversity & Inclusion was created with the help of many people and came from many different sources. It is therefore a collaborative work. The respective sources are listed in the Weeklys (weekly instructions) and Katas (exercises) on the one hand and under Resources on the other.

In addition, we would like to introduce the authors who developed the guide.

Many thanks to Simon Dückert for the content-related, technical and moral support!

The guide was written by: Pivi Scamperle, Nicole Knaack, Hans Jablonski, Julia Dobbin, Frederike Fehsenfeld, Franziska Hacke, Julia Haupt, Betina Psyk.

A big thank you for constructive feedback and corrections goes to:

  • Silvia Domínguez López
  • Jonas Vento


TED Talk: How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030

Video: How Google Sets Goals - OKRs with Google Ventures Partner Rick Klau

TED Talk: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly towards them by Verna Myers

TED Talk: How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace by Janet Stovall

TED Talk: The Surprising Solution to Workplace Diversity by Arwa Mahdawi


Old white men

by Sophie Passmann, KIWI Publishing House

Germany creates me

by Michel Abdollahi, Hoffmann und Kampe Publishing House

Germany Black and White: Everyday Racism

by Noah Sow, Publisher BoD-Books on Demand Norderstedt

The Pink-Light Blue Trap

By Sascha Verlan and Almutt Schnerring, Kunstmann Verlag

exit RACISM: learning to think critically about racism,

by Tupoka Ogette, UNRAST Publishing House

With Diversity and Fairness to Success - Practical Handbook for Diversity and Inclusion in the Company

Veronika Hucke, Springer Gabler Publishing House

Language and Being

By Kübra Gümusay, Hanser Verlag

Don\'t be a man - why masculinity is a nightmare for boys

JJ Bola, hanser blue publishing house

Invisible women

By Caroline Criado-Perez, btb Verlag der Random House GmbH

Why we matter

Emilia Roig, Aufbau Verlag

Vorurteile im Arbeitsleben - Unconscious Bias erkennen, vermeiden und abbauen Hrsg. : Domsch, Michel E., Ladwig, Désirée H., Weber, Florian C.. , Publisher SpringerGabler

What white people don\'t want to hear about racism but should know

By Alice Hasters, hanserblau Verlag


All publications of the Diversity Charter: https://www.charta-der-vielfalt.de/ueber-uns/mediathek/publikationen/

Blog recommendation Floria Moghimi: https://blog.floriamoghimi.de/blog/

Online Magazine Edition F: https://editionf.com/

+------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | GLBTIQ (sexual orientation) | Trans-Inclusive Workplaces Guide | | | | | | | | | Prout at work | | | https://www.proutatwork.de/ | +==============================+======================================+ | GENDER (and gender identity) | Kompetenzz - Technology, Diversity, | | | Equal Opportunities | | | | | | https://www.kompetenzz.de/ | | | | | | Federal Agency for Civic Education | | | | | | | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | AGE/ GENERATIONS | Germany in numbers | | | | | | https://www.deutsch | | | landinzahlen.de/tab/welt/demografie | | | | | | Diversity Charter: Young, old, | | | colourful | | | | | | https://www.charta-der-vielfalt. | | | de/fileadmin/user_upload/Studien_Pub | | | likationen_Charta/Jung_Alt_Bunt.pdf | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | INTERNATIONALITY | PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH PwC | | | | | | https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/is | | | sues/economy/the-world-in-2050.html | | | | | | Diversity Charter: Cosmopolitan = | | | Sustainable? | | | h | | | ttps://www.charta-der-vielfalt.de/fi | | | leadmin/user_upload/Studien_Publikat | | | ionen_Charta/Weltoffen_Zukunftsfähig | | | _CdV-Dossier.pdf | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES | Suffering Media - Project of the | | | Social Heroes Association | | | | | | https://leidmedien.de/begriffe/ | | | | | | Aktion Mensch - what is inclusion? | | | https://www.aktion-mensch.de/dafue | | | r-stehen-wir/was-ist-inklusion.html | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | RELIGION AND IDEOLOGY | Anti-discrimination office | | | | | | https://www.antidiskriminieru | | | ngsstelle.de/DE/Home/home_node.html | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | SOCIAL ORIGIN | Social origin: The 7th dimension - | | | For diversity in the world of work | | | (charta-der-vielfalt.de) | | | | | | Network Opportunities | | | (netzwerk-chancen.de | | | ) | +------------------------------+--------------------------------------+


^1Barcamp^: A barcamp is an open event format, also called an unconference or ad-hoc conference. The content and schedule of the conference are still open at the beginning and are only determined on site by the participants. You can find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.de/blog/barcamp-methode-definition-ablauf-regeln/#definition-barcamp-methode

^2Sketchnoting^: The term is a compound of sketch (sketches) and note (notes) - i.e. notes consisting of text, images and structures. The creation of a sketchnote is called sketchnoting and is often used as an alternative to conventional note-taking. You can find more information here: https://sketchnoting.net/

^3Expert^ Debriefing: A method that serves to capture and structure expert knowledge and thus make it further usable (for the company and/or the succession). There is even a LernOS guide to this: https://cogneon.github.io/lernos-expert-debriefing/de/1-1-Geschichte-des-Expert-Debriefings/

^4CC^ BY: The content of this guide is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY open licence and may be freely reused. You may use this guide

  • Share - reproduce and redistribute the material in any format or medium.

  • Edit - remix, change and build on the material for any purpose, even commercial.

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Attribution: You must provide appropriate copyright and rights notices, include a link to the licence and indicate whether any modifications have been made. This information may be provided in any reasonable manner, but not in a way that gives the impression that the licensor is particularly supportive of you or your use.

No further restrictions: You may not use any additional clauses or technical procedures that legally prohibit others from doing anything that the licence permits.

^5Weekly^: The Weekly is the weekly meeting that you or the group set together. This meeting can take place either in person or virtually.

^6Kata^: In each week exercises are suggested to achieve the goal, these are called katas.

^7Learning^ Circle: If you do not want to do lernOS alone, you can join a group of 4-5 people. This group is called a Learning Circle. You can find more information here: https://cogneon.github.io/lernos-for-you/de/1-3-lernOS-Circle/

^8Sprint^: lernOS is practised in 13 weeks. Similar to Scrum, this period is called a sprint. Further information can also be found here: https://cogneon.github.io/lernos-for-you/de/1-3-Lebenslanges-Lernen-mit-lernOS/#lernos-sprints-neues-lernen-in-nur-13-wochen

^9WOL^ Working Out Loud: WOL is a self-learning method and also an attitude. The term was taken up by Bryce Williams in 2010 and further developed into a method by John Stepper in 2015. More info here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_out_loud and here: https://workingoutloud.com/de/home/

^10Elevator^ Pitch: The Elevator Pitch is a method for a very short summary of an idea. The focus is on the positive aspects. You can find more information here: https://blog.hubspot.de/sales/elevator-pitch

^11SMART^: SMART is an acronym for Specific Measurable Achievable Reasonable Time Bound and helps as a method to formulate goals correctly and then also to achieve them. Read more here: https://www.roberthalf.de/unsere-zusammenarbeit/news-info-center/karriere-tipps/karriereentwicklung/smart-methode

^12OKR^: OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results. You can find more information here: https://www.strategy-lab.com/wie-helfen-mir-objectives-key-results-aka-okr-bei-der-erreichung-meiner-ziele

^13NOOB^: Noob means newcomer or beginner and is a shortening of the English word \"newbies\".

^14Brown^ Paper: Brown Paper is nothing more than a roll of wrapping paper on which (due to its size) a process with all the important process features is visualised with the help of sticky notes and pens. Details can also be found here: https://www.business-wissen.de/hb/was-ist-die-brown-paper-methode/

^15^ Mind mapping: Mind mapping is a method of organising thoughts in the form of keywords, images, reference points, elements, etc. and bringing them into relation to each other. Further information is available at: www.mindmapping.com

^16ESN^: Enterprise Social Network - translated from English, it means the social network or intranet of companies.

Stop reading, start doing!

If you have only read this guide so far, but are not yet actively using lernOS, then you should start now! Getting started with lernOS is really easy. Here are the five steps that will help you get started smoothly:

  1. Schedule time: Define the quarter in which you want to start with lernOS. Write down the times for the weekly in the calendar. This regular appointment is especially important if you practise lernOS in a Circle.

  2. Define objectives and key results: Use week 0 to set your goals and measurable outcomes for the sprint. Choose a goal that you really care about.

  3. Start a Circle: Look for 3-4 people who want to start a sprint in the same quarter. If someone has already been in another Circle, this person can take on the role of Circle facilitator.

  4. Organise the Weekly: If you don\'t know your Circle members, it\'s best to meet in person during week 0. Use social networks or messengers to communicate between meetings. Use video conferencing to organise virtual meetings.

  5. Plan, Do, Learn, Repeat: Use the last weekly in week 12 to reflect on the results and the cooperation in the circle. Decide whether you want to go through another sprint together.

Keep Calm & Learn On!