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Workshops & Labs

Led by expert facilitators, our workshops and labs allow business professionals to explore a variety of topics focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As of March 16, 2020, all workshops will be held online. As we continue to follow guidance from the CDC and Public Health, we will determine when it is safe and appropriate to resume in-person training.

Looking for workshops for your entire organization?
We can customize a curriculum for your unique needs.
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.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Thursday, April 22 , 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST
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.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 15, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST
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.

Upcoming Dates

PART 1:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
PART 2:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
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.

Upcoming Dates

PART 1:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
PART 2:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
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.

Upcoming Dates

PART 1:
Friday, June 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
PART 2:
Friday, June 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT