Understanding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Fostering DIVERSITY and improving INCLUSION are vital to a positive and EQUITABLE working environment.

Diversity,

Equity &

Inclusion 

Matter

How is your company facilitating effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis? Learn how to approach difficult conversations and find comfort in the discomfort to develop a culture that cultivates listening and speaking up that constructs teams based on trust and cooperation. 

Love or Fear - It's Your Choice

We can easily get stuck in an overwhelming struggle with fear, and confuse that for “I’m so busy.” If your motivation for taking action is mostly derived from a place of fear, it can lead you to live in a heightened state of stress, and eventually, burnout. A shift in perspective, from fear to love, is the most fulfilling and sustainable way to engage in life and work. Participants will learn the essential steps to reframing fear into love, helping to ignite motivation towards action.

Emotional Fluency - Permission to Feel

Instead of trying to talk ourselves out of how we feel, we must harness the courage to acknowledge and feel our uncomfortable emotions in order to deal with them appropriately. In this Health Talk, participants will learn to navigate their emotions and move through them to build their healthiest emotional selves.

Optimize Your Life & Career

Employee burnout and stress levels are on the rise. This interactive session covers the elements of becoming a coveted team member, while also nurturing an individual's most important assets: resilience, wellness, health, and happiness. Learn how to get more done and get along with others while doing it -- for happier, more productive, and more aligned teams. Participants will learn the three virtues of being an ideal team player and how to develop them both within and with others, how to grow one's work ethic and contribute more, how to become a coveted employee with propensity to grow and succeed, the six beliefs that result in "burnout" and how to avoid them, and the one practice to begin immediately to improve your life, health, and happiness.

Powerful You - Ownership and Responsibility

One must remember that they are always creating an impact, either positive or negative. In this session, participants will learn to become mindful and responsible for their impact, on oneself and on those around them.

Rah-Rah-Blah!

There are so many theories on the psychology of motivation; however, it is difficult to truly pinpoint where it comes from. Why are some more motivated than others? Why is it difficult to stay motivated? How does one's behavior influence their success? How does motivation, or lack of, impact one's personal, professional, and social life? In this Health Talk, participants will gather tools to harness their own inner-cheerleader, develop strategies to modify behaviors to create balance in a fast-paced world, and learn to set meaningful goals that support a lifestyle of personal success and happiness.

Create Your Best Life - How to Manifest Your Dreams

Your Raw Materials are your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, choices, and decisions -- these are the building blocks of one's life. Participants will learn how to adjust their Raw Materials to build their healthiest self and most satisfying life.

Safe Skin Awareness

Did you know skin cancer is the most common of all cancers? It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. Each year in the U.S., over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancers are treated in more than 3.3 million people. In this Skin Safety Talk, credentialed Dermatologists will teach participants how to maximize their skin health and provide participants with the necessary precautions all individuals and their families should be taking.

Enhancing Belonging and Inclusion of Women in Your Organization

Women are a key to the success of any organization, as evidence suggests that gender diverse companies are exponentially more likely to yield financial returns above industry medians. However, unconscious biases adversely affect women's sense of belonging and ability to access support at work. In this workshop, we will discuss well-researched obstacles impacting women, as well as actionable steps to override biases and create an inclusive and empowering workspace for all.

Room for Everyone

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. In order to create "Room for Everyone," we must stop continuously being judgmental. Getting out of judgment, and into question and possibility, will allow one to obtain personal peace and healthier relations with those around them. In this workshop you will learn how to be more present, how to have strategic awareness and how to be courageously kind. Doing so will not only empower the unique races and sexes in your workspace with the 'room' they need, but also help them to appreciate the gifts of their colleagues who are different than them.

Fact Based Methods for Fostering Health Relationships

In this talk, participants will discover how to bring a deeper level of presence, strategic awareness, and courageous kindness to relationships. Participants will be empowered to shift and clear their clutter; provided with lifelong tools for greater ease; guided to create a framework that makes relationships a creation point -- moving away from contracting limiting beliefs; and supported to invite the ideas of honor, allowance, vulnerability, and gratitude, to foster healthy relationships and provide a strong foundation for one's entire family life.

Building Inclusive Workplace Cultures

The evidence is clear -- diverse workplaces do better. Companies often focus on getting people in the door, but an imperative component to the diversity equation is building an inclusive culture that inspires people to stay and truly feel like they belong. This session aims to provide participants with basic insights into why underrepresented groups may feel excluded in the workplace; describe the psychological implications of workplace exclusion; and identify practical, behavioral steps employees and organizations can take to foster an inclusive work environment.

Psychological Impact

of Racism

Psychological research has well-documented the devastating effect racism has on the mental health and well-being of people of color. This session reviews America’s history of racism and racial terrorism. The goal of the session is to educate participants about the history and traumatic impact of racism, and to provide information on strategies to address the consequences of racism.

Diversity and Social Justice: A Starting Place

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that the user or learner can utilize in their own lives immediately. Regardless of each participant’s identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

 

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

Shift Exclusion into Inclusion 

To begin shifting a company culture towards inclusion for all, it's imperative to define what exclusion is (some might not even know they are doing it). In this talk we'll define microaggressions and how they directly affect their colleagues. 

Employees will learn actionable steps to foster inclusion such as: how to identify and live their values, how to compassionately call others out and call people in, how to navigate difficult conversations and appreciate diversity for what it truly is.. Employees will leave armed with the information and tools needed to establish stronger relationships and enhance their workplace culture.

Lifting Up Transgender Equality and Inclusion

Successful companies across the country are recognizing the value in supporting inclusivity of gender expression in their employees, their clients, and their communities.  This Health Talk will help participants deepen their understanding of the trans experience and identify practical steps employees and organizations can take to foster a more inclusive work environment for everyone.

Additional Talk Topics Include:

  • Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others

  • Diversity and Social Justice: A starting place - reflecting how you fit into conversations of diversity 

  • Microaggressions (During COVID and Beyond) 

  • That’s Not Funny! Or is it?  -Understanding how humor works and how it offends other people. Talk on cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor

  • Wellbeing Discussions for Marginalized Groups & Allies

  • LGTBQAI - Understanding the acronym, its continued growth, and the value 

  • Mental Health and Marginalized Communication 

  • Science of Unconscious bias - unlearning racism

  • ​COVID & the isms - understanding and challenging ageism, ableism, xenophobia, racism, and classism 

  • Equality vs. Equity How to create a more inclusive environment for all marginalized communities 

  • What’s my role in social justice?

  • Parenting - how to talk to your children and family about race

  • Gender Identity 

  • Compassionate and Informed Communication 

  • Fact Based Methods to Foster Healthy Relationships 

  • Helping others to become an ally and how to be an effective ally 

  • Education and acceptance of other belief systems in a world that does not always make this easy

  • Representation: Power, Resistance and Media in American Politics 

Enhancing Belonging and Inclusion of Women in Your Organization

Women are a key to the success of any organization, as evidence suggests that gender diverse companies are exponentially more likely to yield financial returns above industry medians. However, unconscious biases adversely affect women's sense of belonging and ability to access support at work. In this workshop, we will discuss well-researched obstacles impacting women, as well as actionable steps to override biases and create an inclusive and empowering workspace for all.

Room for Everyone

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. In order to create "Room for Everyone," we must stop continuously being judgmental. Getting out of judgment, and into question and possibility, will allow one to obtain personal peace and healthier relations with those around them. In this workshop you will learn how to be more present, how to have strategic awareness and how to be courageously kind. Doing so will not only empower the unique races and sexes in your workspace with the 'room' they need, but also help them to appreciate the gifts of their colleagues who are different than them.

Fact Based Methods for Fostering Health Relationships

In this talk, participants will discover how to bring a deeper level of presence, strategic awareness, and courageous kindness to relationships. Participants will be empowered to shift and clear their clutter; provided with lifelong tools for greater ease; guided to create a framework that makes relationships a creation point -- moving away from contracting limiting beliefs; and supported to invite the ideas of honor, allowance, vulnerability, and gratitude, to foster healthy relationships and provide a strong foundation for one's entire family life.

Building Inclusive Workplace Cultures

The evidence is clear -- diverse workplaces do better. Companies often focus on getting people in the door, but an imperative component to the diversity equation is building an inclusive culture that inspires people to stay and truly feel like they belong. This session aims to provide participants with basic insights into why underrepresented groups may feel excluded in the workplace; describe the psychological implications of workplace exclusion; and identify practical, behavioral steps employees and organizations can take to foster an inclusive work environment.

Psychological Impact

of Racism

Psychological research has well-documented the devastating effect racism has on the mental health and well-being of people of color. This session reviews America’s history of racism and racial terrorism. The goal of the session is to educate participants about the history and traumatic impact of racism, and to provide information on strategies to address the consequences of racism.

Diversity and Social Justice: A Starting Place

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that the user or learner can utilize in their own lives immediately. Regardless of each participant’s identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

 

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

Shift Exclusion into Inclusion 

To begin shifting a company culture towards inclusion for all, it's imperative to define what exclusion is (some might not even know they are doing it). In this talk we'll define microaggressions and how they directly affect their colleagues. 

Employees will learn actionable steps to foster inclusion such as: how to identify and live their values, how to compassionately call others out and call people in, how to navigate difficult conversations and appreciate diversity for what it truly is.. Employees will leave armed with the information and tools needed to establish stronger relationships and enhance their workplace culture.

Lifting Up Transgender Equality and Inclusion

Successful companies across the country are recognizing the value in supporting inclusivity of gender expression in their employees, their clients, and their communities.  This Health Talk will help participants deepen their understanding of the trans experience and identify practical steps employees and organizations can take to foster a more inclusive work environment for everyone.

Additional Talk Topics Include:

Enhancing Belonging and Inclusion of Women in Your Organization

Women are a key to the success of any organization, as evidence suggests that gender diverse companies are exponentially more likely to yield financial returns above industry medians. However, unconscious biases adversely affect women's sense of belonging and ability to access support at work. In this workshop, we will discuss well-researched obstacles impacting women, as well as actionable steps to override biases and create an inclusive and empowering workspace for all.

Room for Everyone

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. In order to create "Room for Everyone," we must stop continuously being judgmental. Getting out of judgment, and into question and possibility, will allow one to obtain personal peace and healthier relations with those around them. In this workshop you will learn how to be more present, how to have strategic awareness and how to be courageously kind. Doing so will not only empower the unique races and sexes in your workspace with the 'room' they need, but also help them to appreciate the gifts of their colleagues who are different than them.

Fact Based Methods for Fostering Health Relationships

In this talk, participants will discover how to bring a deeper level of presence, strategic awareness, and courageous kindness to relationships. Participants will be empowered to shift and clear their clutter; provided with lifelong tools for greater ease; guided to create a framework that makes relationships a creation point -- moving away from contracting limiting beliefs; and supported to invite the ideas of honor, allowance, vulnerability, and gratitude, to foster healthy relationships and provide a strong foundation for one's entire family life.

That’s Not Funny! Or Is It? - Cultural Misappropriation

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

Building Inclusive Workplace Cultures

The evidence is clear -- diverse workplaces do better. Companies often focus on getting people in the door, but an imperative component to the diversity equation is building an inclusive culture that inspires people to stay and truly feel like they belong. This session aims to provide participants with basic insights into why underrepresented groups may feel excluded in the workplace; describe the psychological implications of workplace exclusion; and identify practical, behavioral steps employees and organizations can take to foster an inclusive work environment.

Psychological Impact

of Racism

Psychological research has well-documented the devastating effect racism has on the mental health and well-being of people of color. This session reviews America’s history of racism and racial terrorism. The goal of the session is to educate participants about the history and traumatic impact of racism, and to provide information on strategies to address the consequences of racism.

Diversity and Social Justice: A Starting Place

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that the user or learner can utilize in their own lives immediately. Regardless of each participant’s identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

 

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections

We communicate across difference in passing, on purpose, and can even arrange a virtual conversation where everyone can see everyone easily even though we are potentially thousands of miles apart whether that is on the other side of the country, continent, or planet. And while we “know” our co-workers, we often struggle to understand the cultural nuances of dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic variety, and more. We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right?


Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Spoiler alert – its not about them – it is all about you!

Shift Exclusion into Inclusion 

To begin shifting a company culture towards inclusion for all, it's imperative to define what exclusion is (some might not even know they are doing it). In this talk we'll define microaggressions and how they directly affect their colleagues. 

Employees will learn actionable steps to foster inclusion such as: how to identify and live their values, how to compassionately call others out and call people in, how to navigate difficult conversations and appreciate diversity for what it truly is.. Employees will leave armed with the information and tools needed to establish stronger relationships and enhance their workplace culture.

Lifting Up Transgender Equality and Inclusion

Successful companies across the country are recognizing the value in supporting inclusivity of gender expression in their employees, their clients, and their communities.  This Health Talk will help participants deepen their understanding of the trans experience and identify practical steps employees and organizations can take to foster a more inclusive work environment for everyone.

Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self and Others

Have you experienced an optical illusion where you don’t initially see all of the options? Was the dress blue with gold stripes? Were you team Laurel or Yanny? Can you see the rabbit and the duck?
 

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. This is why we may assume there is a monster in the garage when we haven’t experienced an earthquake before – we literally don’t have the experience to pull from to understand what is happening. We believe what we know – whether we know it or not.
 

Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

Being a Better Ally to All

Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

White people talking––and doing something about––racism

More and more White folks are realizing they need to do something about racism, but they’re not sure how to get started. This session is meant to be a psychologically safe space for White people to actively participate in a conversation about racism. Participants will read and respond to “conversation starters”, be self-reflective and vulnerable, ask questions, make mistakes, share stories, and get comfortable being uncomfortable. The facilitator will not tell people “what to do”; rather, will guide the group discussion so that participants can listen to, learn from, and support one another in coming up with and committing to individual and collective concrete anti-racist actions and behaviors in the spaces and communities they inhabit.

Compassionate and Informed Communication

Are you responding or are you reacting? Is your intent aligned with your impact? Is your attachment to your views lessening the influence of your words on others? In this session, we will explore communications techniques rooted in listening, mindfulness, empathy, and curiosity; discuss the difference between being right and getting it right; and examine the intrinsic motivations that drive our desire to share our opinions.

What’s my role in social justice?

Everybody has a role to play in the social justice movement. In this session, participants will become familiar with the many different roles in the social change ecosystem––from disrupters to guides to storytellers and many more––and identify which ones match their skill set, experience, and temperament. We will explore practical applications for each role in various professional, social, and cultural contexts.

Helping others to become an ally and how to be an effective ally

Everyone is on their own unique journey to be an ally. Recognizing where you are on that journey helps you understand where you’ve come from and where you still have to go. In this session, we will discuss the four stages of the allyship continuum, the characteristics of each stage, and how you can help others become better allies as you move along the continuum. 

Parenting - how to talk to your children and family about race

Kids recognize race from a very young age. It is often parents’ reluctance to discuss race openly with their kids that leads to awkward conversations, lack of racial fluency, and a deepening of implicit and explicit racial biases. In this session, we will explore philosophical mindsets and concrete actions parents can take to normalize the conversation about race with their children and family.

Additional Talk Topics Include:

  • Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others

  • Diversity and Social Justice: A starting place - reflecting how you fit into conversations of diversity 

  • Microaggressions (During COVID and Beyond) 

  • That’s Not Funny! Or is it?  -Understanding how humor works and how it offends other people. Talk on cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor

  • Wellbeing Discussions for Marginalized Groups & Allies

  • LGTBQAI - Understanding the acronym, its continued growth, and the value 

  • Mental Health and Marginalized Communication 

  • Science of Unconscious bias - unlearning racism

  • ​COVID & the isms - understanding and challenging ageism, ableism, xenophobia, racism, and classism 

  • Equality vs. Equity How to create a more inclusive environment for all marginalized communities 

  • What’s my role in social justice?

  • Parenting - how to talk to your children and family about race

  • Gender Identity 

  • Compassionate and Informed Communication 

  • Fact Based Methods to Foster Healthy Relationships 

  • Helping others to become an ally and how to be an effective ally 

  • Education and acceptance of other belief systems in a world that does not always make this easy

  • Representation: Power, Resistance and Media in American Politics 

Sex, gender, and sexual orientation become conflated and these misunderstandings are related to sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. This course contains the clearest model ever. Making changes starts here!

Doing Social Justice work is a simple concept, but it isn't easy. While moving forward, we must also trace from where we have come from and what we have learned. This activity is primarily a silent self-reflection journey through one's past to better inform our futures.

I am… Safe Zone: Messages I Learned

I am… Safe Zone: Gender This!

What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

I am... Safe Zone: Sticks & Stones LGBT 101

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