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Custom Workshops

We can customize our trainings to meet your goals.

We may combine modules from several sessions to create the best experience for your team. Each training is highly interactive, with a mix of presentations, facilitated group discussion, games, and solo reflection time.

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WORKSHOP

Company Culture

Inclusive company culture attracts better and more diverse talent and, when people feel like they belong, they're more likely to stick around for the long term. There is no cookie-cutter solution for building inclusive company culture, but having a clear understanding of company culture's elements and tactics is necessary to achieve a great work environment. We'll explore practical ways to influence company culture, including behavioral norms, communication skills, and handling conflict.

Objectives

Understand how individual and organizational bias impacts decision-making, communication/tone, and policies.

Recognize how centering equity in decision-making can be a win-win-win for the organization, employees, and customers.

Learn skills and tools to effectively manage people and performance in a more equitable way.

WORKSHOP

Facing Bias

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin

Before we can start stepping up to make change happen in our workplace, we need to step inside. Understanding how we think and perceive the world is an essential first step in creating sustainable change. This workshop offers an understanding of how biases shape our views of the people around us and how these biases can lead to discrimination. Participants will take time to reflect on their inner biases and learn how to move beyond guilt and toward positive intention and action.

Objectives

Learn the basic characteristics of biases and how they are formed.

Recognize the impact of biases.

Practice recognizing, owning, and disrupting your biases.

WORKSHOP

More Than a Slight: Microaggresions in the Workplace

Inclusive company culture attracts better and more diverse talent and, when people feel like they belong, they're more likely to stick around for the long term. There is no cookie-cutter solution for building inclusive company culture, but having a clear understanding of company culture's elements and tactics is necessary to achieve a great work environment. We'll explore practical ways to influence company culture, including behavioral norms, communication skills, and handling conflict.

Objectives

Learn what microaggressions are (and are not) and how to recognize them.

Understand how microaggressions impact employees, teams, and organizations.

WORKSHOP

Brave Conversations

“I’m not racist, but...”
“I don’t care if it’s not politically correct, but…”
“I’m all for gender equality, but…”

Discriminatory, biased, and exclusionary comments can catch you off-guard. Finding the right words to disrupt can be challenging, but we can’t make a change until we step up and say something. This workshop will help participants identify the emotions behind charged interactions and practice approaches to have healthy conversations around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Participation is limited to 25 people.

Objectives

Recognize patterns of reaction in interactions related to biases and inequities in the workplace.

Reflect on how they would like to interact with colleagues in the workplace.

Practice effective interactions to further the conversation in the workplace.

WORKSHOP

Change Management for DEI

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Your change team is committed, but the road map is unclear. In this workshop, team members will learn the basics of change management and identify the first action steps toward building a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Objectives

Remember the basic characteristics of biases and how they are formed.

Recognize the impact of biases.

Practice recognizing, owning, and disrupting their own biases.

LAB

Disrupting Sales by Disrupting Bias

Whether you’re in product sales, advertising, consulting, or any other business development role, you probably have a primary client identity in mind. Your strategy is tailored to your target audience. In this workshop, participants will identify pitfalls in traditional client profiling and learn new ways of approaching development focusing on equity, inclusion, and diversity that can increase organizational success.

Objectives

Identify how bias influences each stage of the sales cycle.

Define the role of the sales team in advancing equity in the organization.

Identify practices that will keep the sales team committed to making equity a priority in the organization.

LAB

Diverse Hiring

2-Part Series

Your organization may be missing out on top talent thanks to bias in job requirements, recruiting strategies, and interviews. Discover how to make your hiring process a welcoming, respectful introduction to your company for all candidates.

Objectives

Identify how bias influences each stage of the recruitment cycle.

Define the role of the hiring team in advancing equity in the organization.

Identify practices that will keep the hiring team committed to making equity a priority in the organization.

LAB

Inclusive Supervision

2-Part Series

As our workplaces become more diverse and organizations emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion, supervisors and managers need to build their skills to lead, manage, and work with a diverse team. In this workshop, participants will learn how to mitigate bias in performance management, lead a strengths-based and values-based team, and develop employees with different cultural backgrounds.

Objectives

Learn how to mitigate bias in performance management.

Learn how to lead a strengths-based and values-based team.

Learn how develop employees with different cultural backgrounds.

LAB

Equitable Leadership

2-Part Series

Board and executive team members play a crucial role in advancing equity within an organization. Organizational leaders will examine and understand the context, culture, and stakeholders they serve through an equity lens. They will gain confidence in their ability to provide leadership and governance that is equitable for the organization's stakeholders.

Objectives

Define the role of the leadership team in advancing equity in the organization.

Articulate individually and collectively the importance of equity as a leadership and governance priority.

Identify practices that will keep the board committed to making equity a priority.

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