Diversity, it's a word that we hear often, but not often enough where it matters. Diversity is what makes everyone unique. Whether it's race, education, or background, it's the things that make you, YOU.
Why is Diversity important in the workplace? Diversity doesn't only consist of a persons genetic make up. Diversity expands to others things such as thoughts, backgrounds, and working styles. When you encompass diversity in the workplace, it allows for expansive thoughts, innovative ideas, and allows employees to be exposed to people that are different from them. If you haven't implemented diverse hiring practices & training, you're depriving your organization of the opportunity to advance.
but wait, there's more...
You've implemented diversity in your workplace? Wonderful! What about inclusion? While inclusion can be a separate stand-alone concept, inclusion will activate the benefits of having a diverse work place. More and more, professionals are seeking a workplace where they feel welcome and included. Our world is evolving and changing the way that business is done. You shouldn't settle for surviving as an organization, you should want to go above and beyond to thrive. The only way to do that is by taking advantage of the strengths that ALL individuals have to offer.
Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity training increases participant's cultural awareness, knowledge, and communication. This training can benefit an organization by helping to prevent civil rights violations, increasing the inclusion of different identity groups, and promoting better teamwork.
Look at the Books training will explore the ways that your organization can examine policies, practices and organizational culture to make it more than welcoming for people from all walks of life.
Unconscious Bias training is designed to expose participants to their unconscious biases, provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviors. This training is great for all staff and leadership.
Leadership Essentials is a 3-course series that provides organization leaders with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to build an inclusive culture and improve team engagement to fuel their organization's success.
Lunch n' Learn will bring together people from across your organization in an informal atmosphere to collaborate and explore a topic of your choosing.
Power & Privilege training explores the dynamics of power and privilege, it's impact on society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.