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INCLUSIVE CULTURE WORKSHOPS

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. These 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.

Group Meeting

EXPLORING U.S. SOCIAL IDENTITIES

Foundational learning on the various social identities in the US society.

Runs approx 3 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.

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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). 

Business Meeting

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Empowering employees to become active allies and upstanders.

In fostering a workplace that prioritizes safety, inclusivity, and mutual respect, it is imperative to empower employees to become active allies and bystanders. This bystander intervention workshop serves as a critical step in achieving this goal. The amount of time varies by group, but typically takes 2 hours to complete including discussion time. This workshop can be done virtually or in-person and will have some visual resources and handouts for download.


In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Understand the impact of bystander intervention on workplace culture and safety.

  • Recognize the role of each employee in creating a safe and inclusive environment.

  • Practice applying the 5 D's in various workplace scenarios.

  • Learn and understand the 5 D's of bystander intervention.

  • Understand the organization's stance on harassment and microaggressions.

  • Recognize the importance of aligning personal actions with company values.

Standing Meeting

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.

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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.

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PRIORITIZING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Learn how to normalize mental health in the workplace

Runs approx 3 Hrs.

Inclusive organizations prioritize the well-being of every individual, recognizing that mental health is integral to overall inclusivity. By creating a workplace culture that values mental health, organizations foster an environment where employees feel supported, accepted, and empowered. 

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the positive impact of social connections, learn strategies to address the root causes of mental health challenges, and explore ways to build a workplace that embraces openness, empathy, and continuous improvement.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The importance of normalizing mental health in the workplace.

  • Equipping leaders with tools to support employees' mental health effectively.

  • The significance of mental health in the workplace.

  • Enable leaders to identify and address work-related factors affecting mental health.

  • Coach leaders on promoting a culture that respects and encourages boundaries.

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