The Inclusion Habit

Amanda Felkey

Economics Professor at Lake Forest College

Learning Objectives

This evidence-based solution transfers inclusion work to the individual and is designed to make behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases—embracing inclusion matters, understanding biases and their sources, dispersing with the negativity associated with unconscious biases, practicing thinking more deliberately, reprogramming incorrect intuitions about others and becoming more empathetic.


Key Takeaways:



  • Effects of programming and policy employed without behavior change are limited

  • Because of overconfidence bias, programming and policy can create inclusion pitfalls

  • Seeding inclusive behaviors and creating inclusive habits is the next frontier in DEI

  • The Inclusion Habit includes six habit-building layers