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Live DEI training, elearning & coaching

We customize our live DEI trainings, elearning offerings, workshops, presentations and keynotes to provide organizations with client-centered tangible actions to build more collaborative, engaged and productive workforces and workplaces. Our live training and elearning offerings are designed to be completed as a series or as stand-alone courses. Our tone is always positive, energetic and engaging.

Popular live training and elearning topics

Unconscious bias in the workplace

What is “Unconscious bias in the workplace” training?

In this training, we explore the concept of unconscious bias and how it plays out in the workplace, its impact on your organization’s brand and ability to attract and retain talent.

Why is “Unconscious bias in the workplace” training important?

One of the primary obstacles we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. Research suggests that we instinctively place people into categories based on their appearance, educational level, social status, job title, and so on. Right or wrong, this helps us order our world and saves us time and effort as we process information about people. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted, and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture, diversity efforts and overall productivity.

Unconscious bias in the workplace – for leaders

What is “Unconscious bias in the workplace” training?

In this training, we explore the concept of unconscious bias and how it plays out in the workplace, its impact on your organization’s brand and ability to attract and retain talent. In addition, we provide leaders with easy to implement strategies to mitigate the impact of bias in their organizations.

Why is “Unconscious bias in the workplace – for leaders” training important?

One of the primary obstacles we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. Research suggests that we instinctively place people into categories based on their appearance, educational level, social status, job title, and so on. Right or wrong, this helps us order our world and saves us time and effort as we process information about people. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted, and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture, diversity efforts and overall productivity. As leaders play a huge role in making employment and other impactful decisions, they need to be well versed about their own biases and on how to mitigate them at work.

Allyship in the workplace

What is “Allyship in the workplace” training?

Most employees are potential allies and want to do the right thing. But, they need guidance. This training offers that and more as we educate attendees on the concept of allyship and the crucial role allyship plays in sustaining an inclusive workplace culture and actions allies can take to support others in the workplace.

Why is “Allyship in the workplace” training important?

Allyship unlocks every individual’s potential to be a better leader, colleague, friend and partner. Empowered allies can take a number of important actions to support the DEI efforts of their organizations.

Beyond diversity: The business case for inclusion

What is “Beyond diversity: The business case for inclusion” training?

This training provides a unique and holistic view of how to integrate DEI into three specific pillars of the organization: workforce, workplace and marketplace. This training helps you understand the three major imperatives for developing and advancing DEI efforts in the workplace. This course was specifically designed to help leaders articulate their “DEI why” and how DEI aligns with their organization’s business objectives.

Why is “Beyond diversity: The business case for inclusion” training important?

In a world of competing priorities and needs, it is important for leaders to internalize and articulate the reasons why DEI will make their organization better for their employees and the customers/stakeholders they serve.

Leading diverse teams

What is “Leading diverse teams” training?

This training helps participants understand the link between DEI and organizational performance, identify and understand the six traits of inclusive leadership, and identify the necessary behaviors and skills required for effectively leading diverse teams.

Why is “Leading diverse teams” training important?

Successful leaders across the globe understand the importance of investing in strategies designed to recruit, leverage and retain a diverse workforce. In order to enhance team performance, leaders must lead effectively across differences and diverse backgrounds.

Understanding the diversity, equity and inclusion journey

What is “Understanding the diversity, equity and inclusion journey” training?

In this training, we’ll advance your understanding of DEI and help you find your voice to support DEI efforts successfully.

Why is “Understanding the diversity, equity and inclusion journey” training important?

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is imperative for organizational success and longevity. As you begin your individual DEI journey and start to explore the diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and foundational efforts in your organization, it can be rewarding and overwhelming. As DEI continues to become a priority for organizations, employees and leaders must continue to prepare themselves for the DEI journey and help support inclusive workplaces. Advancing your understanding of DEI and finding your voice will be essential to supporting DEI efforts successfully.

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Coaching services

Customized DEI coaching

What is DEI coaching?

DEI coaching is an inquiry-based coaching method leading to personal and professional development. It’s geared toward generating greater DEI awareness, learning, growth and behavior change.

Why is DEI coaching important?

When done by experts, customized DEI coaching services help individual executives, mid-level leaders, and individual contributors develop and grow intercultural competency skills, gain new perspectives, and learn new behaviors and conflict resolution and mediation strategies that help them successfully address their specific DEI-related challenges at work.

We partner with our clients to set and accomplish coaching goals that help them meet the challenges of working in, and leading, diverse workforces. The end result: more collaborative, engaged and productive workforces and workplaces.

Testimonial

“The content and presentation by Claudia was high quality, challenging and engaging – not at all easy to do virtually, so kudos to her and her team for doing so. At no point did I feel that the training was “long” or “dragging on.” Even after breaks, I felt that there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. What she put together for us was amazing and really helped us determine our next steps in our diversity, equity and inclusion journey. As a Credit Union, we now know how we can best make a difference in decreasing the racial wealth gap in our society. Thanks a lot!!”

– Angela Weekley, Community Inclusion Manager, Veridian Credit Union

In the know

What is a diversity workshop?
Done well, diversity workshops consist of safe, positive and engaging facilitator-led discussions that lead to healthy self-reflection, greater self-awareness and positive behavior change. The end result: more collaborative, engaged and productive workforces, workplaces and communities.

Why is DEI training important?
DEI training elevates participants’ awareness about the different types of diversity inherent in society, appreciation of the differences among us, and provides strategies to change employee behaviors that lead to more inclusive, collaborative, innovative and productive work environments.

Does DEI training work?
Done well, DEI training functions effectively as a necessary starting point for getting all staff on the same page regarding an organization’s DEI lexicon, where the organization is going from a DEI perspective and the rationale for doing so. DEI training alone is not a panacea. But, it’s an important early step in an organization’s DEI journey – setting a baseline of understanding for the achievement of long-term, organization-wide workforce, workplace and marketplace goals.

Our live DEI training, elearning offerings and workshops
As a Certified Virtual Facilitator™ (CVF™) by the International Institute for Facilitation, we customize our live DEI trainings, elearning offerings, workshops, presentations, keynotes and coaching services to focus on serving audiences at any diversity, equity and inclusion learning journey stage. Through these DEI services, we aim to build participants’ understanding of the role they can play in fostering a more inclusive environment and provide them with tangible actions to build more collaborative, engaged and productive workforces and workplaces.

Live DEI training and e-learning are a necessary early step in an organization’s DEI journey – setting a baseline of understanding for the achievement of long-term organizational workforce, workplace and marketplace goals. Our live training and elearning offerings are designed to be completed as a series or as stand-alone courses. We prompt vibrant discussion in our live in-person/virtual training and present compelling scenarios in elearning opportunities that can be accessed at scale.

Our tone is always positive, energetic and engaging.