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Diversity includes all human differences. Valuing diverse people strengthens our workplaces, organizations, governments and communities, and enriches our personal lives.

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The Inclusion Network (IN) is a group of dedicated, passionate people with a common goal: to make Central Minnesota an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds to live and work. Our goal is to strengthen the region through an appreciation and understanding of diversity and cultural differences.

Ambassador Award Website Profile

Success is hard to measure in this business. Things are better. Compared to the last 30 years that I’ve known Central Minnesota, we have made more progress in the last 5-10 years than in the past. It’s still a tough thing, though, and the more you learn, the more you learn you don’t know. Steve…

Minnesota’s racial geography shifting

STAR TRIBUNE ARTICLE Minnesota’s outstate cities show striking contrasts, census finds. Minnesota has some of the most extreme examples of racial and ethnic change — and changelessness — in the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. The area in and around Alexandria remains whiter than all but three of the nation’s several hundred “micropolitan areas,”…

Diversity Council Article (Rochester)

Steve Pederson has a mission: to make Central Minnesota a more welcoming and inclusive place to raise his children. He is a long-time advocate for racial sensitivity and racial equity but these goals were heightened when he and his wife adopted their first child, an African American girl. Now the proud parents of two children,…

Grants boost Diversity:
from the Echo Press

Mission and Vision

The Inclusion Network is an affiliation of organizations and individuals that provides access to learning opportunities, dialogues, and experiences which support actions towards equality and justice to strengthen our communities.

Programs and Events

Join the Inclusion Network for special events including Monthly Meetings, Conversations and Films about Diversity, Community Culture Events, and more. We look forward to seeing you. Check out the Event Calendar to learn more.

Training and Consulting

Inclusion Network offers training and consulting topics including: Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-racism, Unconscious Bias and more. Meet our trainers and contact us for more information and scheduling.