Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an important DNA component of every successful org culture. All workshops in this Corporate DEI Series include experiential and interactive activities to keep the group engaged. The workshops build incremental learning hence why they are in order. These aren't lectures as these types of workshops work best as a thought-provoking activity. The workshops will be completed in time for groups 10 - 50 members. It may take longer for bigger groups.
EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITIES
Foundational learning on the various social identities in the US society.
Runs approx 2.5 HRS
What does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mean? Who are the marginalized groups in the US? How can I better understand how it ties into my daily life? In this workshop, the audience will receive an introductory and foundational understanding of why everyone is talking about DEI so much and the social dynamics that play a role in marginalized identities. You'll learn not only to hone awareness of these identities but walk away with insight on how one can be active in creating equitable environments where everyone can thrive.
Learn about what Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion means and how it can create a better organization
Understanding Privilege,Oppression, Social Identities, and Power.
Bridging Social Justice with DEI key concepts
Improving your social lens to be more inclusive and identify areas for using your privilege to provide equity
What is PAN-ing? How this exercise helps with your awareness and questioning patterns.
DISMANTLING ANTI-BLACK RACISM
Moving from awareness to action
Runs approx 2.5 HRS
There are many types of racism that affect non-white racial identities, and one being anti-Blackness. To understand the roots of this social disease, one first must learn about white supremacy culture--the beliefs and norms that centers whiteness as the ideal and default expectation for success. White supremacy culture fuels racism and distances those not part of those standards. From what society deems as 'professional' and what is 'beautiful' is all tainted by the belief that white is ideal, which means non-white (in this workshop, specifically, Black) is less worthy and unacceptable.
This is not a regional phenomenon--white supremacy culture is global.
With this workshop, you'll learn what white supremacy culture looks like and how anti-blackness is pinned in every area of current global culture. With this workshop, you'll understand how not only it's important to dismantle anti-Black racism within your heart and home, but how it's embedded in our institutions (and workplace).
THE JOURNEY OF ALLYSHIP
Turn your knowledge into Activism
Runs approx. 3 hours
What does allyship look like? How can I be a change agent within my workplace, community or organization? In this workshop, audience will learn the fundamentals of working towards allyship to marginalized groups, how to remove emotional labor as you support these groups and experimenting with communication tactics that will help you speak up without speaking over. This is an advanced session and not for the faint of heart. Allyship takes risk and action, but benefits you and others.
Learn what is an "ally" or "Success Partner" and how to prepare yourself to be an advocate. No 'cookies' allowed!
How to discover stories and educate yourself without putting the onus on marginalized individuals.
Understand the expectations of being an ally through self-education and key concepts
Ways to right the ship: Brainstorming tactics to create equitable communities
Learning how to "Step up, Step back" as an ally/activist/advocate
Discuss scenarios of advocating and how to communicate with people who cause harm.
WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE & MANIFESTATIONS
Understanding how white supremacy in society creates inequitable and racist spaces
Runs approx 2.5 Hours
In order to build a future where inclusion exists and harmful bias is recognized and prevented, we first much approach the long-sitting elephant in the room. That is the culture that centers whiteness as the default and the standard to art, technology, media and overall cultural acceptance. This culture, contrary to popular belief isn't just seen in the US, but globally due to colonization. It manifests in various ways in our standards on professionalism, beauty, and even technology.
In this workshop, you learn:
What is white supremacy culture really, (and why isn't it just about skinhead white men with tiki torches) and how it manifests in our everyday lives.
Understand how some of our misguided beliefs on professionalism harms hiring, retaining and developing talent
How white supremacy roadblocks a organization journey to inclusiveness by setting false standards in the workplace
What you can do to participate in what some people now call The Great Unlearn.