Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion is about celebrating individuality and fostering an environment that values and respects each person’s talents, skills and abilities to the advancement of the whole.
The question about focusing on diversity and inclusion is no longer an “if?”, but rather “when and how?” And while there are streams of data and multitudes of business and financial reasons for this imperative, what we all know intuitively is that it is just the right thing to do. But that can be easier said than done.
Without the right training, a diversity and inclusion strategy remains well-intentioned words on paper and an organization’s diversity potential is not channelled for maximum performance and success. Building a culture of diversity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility, and learning the right behaviours and skills is the first step to getting there.
In this training, participants will experience what it is like to live in a world where they are not included. Unconscious biases will be surfaced, and participants will understand their role in cultivating a world of inclusivity.
Results You Can Expect
- Understand the complexity of diversity
- Uncover and combat unconscious biases and stereotyping
- Understand your role in creating an inclusive workplace
- How to mitigate systemic discrimination, privilege and oppression
- Build your capacity for inclusive leadership and communication
Key Focus Areas
It is about being inclusive, so it’s for everyone!
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I really enjoyed the session — sometimes D&I sessions can be preachy, and I wasn’t sure how 3 hours virtually was going to be. However, I thought it was masterfully facilitated. The breakout groups are fantastic, and work even better than in person because there’s no lost time. The video-sharing also worked really well. And of course, the content was very good.
I really appreciated the way the concept of “privilege” was handled, since the word can be such a turn-off. The facilitator using her own story was helpful and she did it in a way to say, “I’m on this journey myself”, which I think made people feel more comfortable.
Director, Human Resources
Law Society BC