Our innovative organizational learning assessment enables us to baseline and customize a curriculum that will meet your organization's learning and development needs. Our approach combines the rich and broad experience of consultants, facilitators, and practitioners ranging from industries across engineering, financial services, public health, non-profit, higher education, real estate, energy, and utilities professional services.
Since 2014, our team has comprised certified professionals who employ best-in-class technology and an engaging mix of learning activities such as discussion, presentation, games, self-reflection, case studies, and quizzes to meet the diverse learning needs of participants.
We embed evaluation techniques in every lesson to measure the progress of our participants as they learn to recognize how biases create inequities, own their biases with compassion, and explore their role in disrupting individual and organizational biases.
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CUNA, a national association for U.S. credit unions, had already done some work assessing its organizational culture and establishing DEI as a priority when it appointed Samira Salem as VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2020. But Salem said CUNA, which has a majority white workforce, had not done any consistent, systemic education with leadership and staff around these topics. She partnered with Step Up to develop workshops that would fit CUNA’s needs and help the organization develop shared language and frameworks between staff and leadership “so that we could begin to shift the organizational culture and shift mindsets.”
Salem says Step Up worked side by side with CUNA to refine and develop offerings “that really feel like they’re tailored for us rather than off the shelf.” Step Up crafted workshops specific to CUNA by integrating the company’s core values into training sessions to help employees understand that they can’t live those values if they don’t address issues of unconscious bias and microaggressions. Step Up also focused on approaches “to really connect the head, the heart and the hands” to inspire employees to take action, Salem says. “The thing that I value the most about working with step up is that they have been really good partners,” she says. “I think that's a real strength of theirs.”