These workshops can be offered to various levels of employees across the organization. They can be delivered in-person, virtually, or as asynchronous videos.
During the workshop, participants will engage in activities, reflections, and discussions that will allow them to explore terminology and practical application skills.
The topics below are a few examples of current workshops but is not an inclusive list. Contact me to discuss training that is specific to your organizational needs.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) are critical to the success of organizations across all industries and disciplines. DEI&B can impact recruitment, marketing, employee retention, and so much more. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an initial understanding of DEI&B concepts so they may participate in additional workshops that allow for deeper exploration and more specialized topics.
Unconscious biases can impact our decision-making or interpersonal interactions without us being able to actively recognize the potential impact. This workshop explores the types of bias and the impact they can make in the workplace. It also helps people recognize that even the most inclusive people still have biases that could sneak up on them at any moment if they are not actively working to challenge them regularly.
Microaggressions are everyday verbal and nonverbal interactions that negatively impact people. On average, studies conclude that approximately a quarter of working adults have experienced some kind of microaggression while in the workplace. This workshop includes active discussions of intent vs. impact and how to recognize and respond to various types of microaggressions across several identities.
Privilege is one of the most misunderstood and controversial DEI&B topics to discuss in the workplace. Privilege does not mean that you have had an easy life or never had to work hard. This workshop helps unpack the misconceptions around privilege and allows participants to explore the various types of privilege. Once they have a fundamental understanding, they can explore ways to use their privilege effectively.
Non-Racist vs Anti-Racist
Simply avoiding racist behaviors, aka being Non-Racist, is not enough to promote an authentic sense of belonging for diverse employees. Being Anti-Racist focuses on the organizational structures and systems that actively disadvantage people of color and other minoritized communities. Developing an Anti-Racist framework can help remove barriers that negatively impact employees with various marginalized identities.
Understanding Generational Diversity
Research shows that reported incidents of employees experiencing offensive comments and generation-based microaggressions are increasing. While each generation has its own influences and group attributes, it is important to remember that someone’s generation is just one part of their identity. This training will discuss workplace strategies that help work across diverse preferences for collaboration, working style, communication, and more.
There are still no universal protections for LGBTQ+ people when it comes to discrimination, housing access, employment, or public accommodations. This training aims to education participants about gender and sexuality basics and equip them with tools for creating welcoming environments for the LGBTQ+ community in their professional and personal lives. Concepts include LGBTQ+ terminology, statistics, resources, and best practices.
Recent studies have shown that 15-20% of the population is neurodiverse. Studies also found that neurodiverse teams are 30% more productive than neurotypical ones. However, neurodiverse people are more likely to be unemployed than people with any other disability and can experience significant discrimination issues in the workplace. This workshop helps educate participants about neurodiverse identities and how to create an inclusive workplace climate that is welcoming of people with various abilities and disabilities.
Starting an Employee Resource Group
This workshop highlights the importance of employee resource groups (ERGs) and the value they bring to an organization’s employee success and retention efforts. This is a great workshop for participants who want to start a new ERG or who are in the early development stages of an ERG. The workshop covers best practices for defining purpose, outlining guidelines, gaining leadership buy-in, recruiting members, fundraising, programming, and more.
Moving from Bystander to Upstander
Incidents of harassment and discrimination based on various identities can have significant impacts on individuals and their ability to cultivate a strong sense of belonging in a group or organization. This workshop will allow participants to explore the negative impact of discriminatory behaviors, feel empowered to be upstanders during incidents of bias or harassment, and implement the 4Ds of response methods that are helpful for various types of situations.