Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) Training and Consulting

Making learning desirable, relatable, and memorable!

My initiatives inspire interest, action, and individual commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in the workplace, home, and community.

Inclusion is a two-way street. I help employees at all levels develop the competence and self-efficacy to cultivate an inclusive environment for themselves and others.

I use mnemonic teaching and programming methods to creatively draw attention to messages that must be heard, effectively facilitate meaningful and complex dialogue, and drive sensitive information in a safe, receptive, non-threatening, and memorable way.

I help organizations create a culture where discussing inclusion, diversity, and equity issues is normal. I help employees get comfortable with being uncomfortable; being curious and compassionate enough to learn, brave enough to be vulnerable, and humble enough to grow.

All trainings are interactive; fun; incorporate some form of story-telling, comedy, music, or arts; and leverage analogies and illustrations relevant to the organization and its clientele.

Consulting

Consulting services include but are not limited to:

  • IDE Organizational Assessment​

    • I access where an organization or team is on their DIE journey and recommend the next stage they need to pursue and how.

  • IDE Strategy Development and Implementation​

    • Develop systemic right-for-site DIE strategies and initiatives that align with organizational goals and address specific site needs.

    • Troubleshoot root causes of specific DIE-related issues and recommend solutions.

  • Leveraging Events for Subconscious Learning​

    • ​Help Employee Resource Groups and company event organizers leverage their events to create subtle actionable learning and bridge-building opportunities while maintaining or augmenting pizzazz. 

Training

Signature trainings include:​​​

Other signature value-added offerings include:​​​

I partner with other qualified professionals to bring you a variety of specialized IDE trainings as needed.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) Awareness Training

Cross-Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competency

  • Foster participants’ abilities to interact effectively and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts.

  • Enhance cross-cultural understanding and ability to build relationships across cultures.

  • How to cultivate cultural humility and embrace vulnerability, as we never can get fully competent in any particular culture, even those we identify with.

  • How to recruit for cultural add, rather than only the narrower lens of cultural fit, which can cause organizations to overlook opportunities for valuable additions or enhancements to their culture.

  • Increase participants’ appreciation for, and ability to leverage cultural diversity.

A Taste of Africa Brown Bags

Casual interactive lunch & learn with cultural display where I share about Africa (history, culture, food, etc.) and dispel common myths. Use my stories and cross-cultural experiences to put things into perspective for better understanding and retention. In the presentation, I can also potentially leverage the experience and insights of a non-African employee who has lived in or visited Africa.

  • This helps participants experience a paradigm shift, thus, becoming less prone to missing opportunities caused by conscious and unconscious biases.

  • It enhances:

    • Cross-cultural awareness and understanding

    • Open-mindedness to new values and ideas

    • Global mindset and perspective

Inclusive Behaviors

In-depth training and practical tools for practicing inclusion and equity daily and in the long-term. Strategies for ope-rationalizing inclusion, diversity, and equity, making practicing it second nature.

  • For the general employee population

  • For leaders (Inclusive Leadership)

Community Building Circles (CBC)

I facilitate courageous conversations amongst employees, enabling them leverage each other’s stories and experiences to enhance understanding and build solidarity. These brave spaces draw out vulnerability and help people discover, express, explore and deconstruct their biases and experience paradigm shifts.

It will help employees:

  • Cultivate trust, empathy, and a sense of belonging in their teams, organizations and communities.

  • Be and feel seen, heard, known, and valued.

  • Create stronger connections and bonds

  • Heal or begin relevant healing journeys

  • Foster strong relationship building across teams, demographics, and organizational levels.

  • Deepen appreciation for and ability to leverage differences

CBC topics will be chosen by the employees or team, or I might recommend some based on my assessment of what will be most beneficial. Examples of topics include: Authenticity, Cultural Appreciation/Appropriation, Political Correctness, …. etc.

Keynote Speaking

I provide captivating and enriching keynote addresses for your events.

 
 
 
 
 
 

  • Create a shared understanding of inclusion, diversity, and equity.

  • Explain the importance of IDE to the organization, its staff, clients, and the community it serves, using relevant examples and analogies.

  • Identify some invisible systemic barriers to IDE.

  • Generate/inspire interest and individual commitment to IDE in the workplace, home, and community.

  • Use IDE lens to begin creating individual action plans for staff and teams

About Us

I provide holistic inclusion, diversity & equity (IDE) training and consulting services to organizations desiring to maximize the potential and well-being of their employees while concurrently engaging, developing, and empowering their local communities and the world at large.

Contact

+1 404-863-2106

San Diego, CA USA

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