This new blog compliments my most popular blog entry “Three Components of Diversity and Inclusion Training” (link) where I wrote about the importance of engaging the mind and the heart in diversity and inclusion training, as well as including a call to action.
I now want to share a sample outline of what I typically include in diversity and inclusion training. I always customize my content to best address the needs of the particular client, and sessions can range from a series of short webinars to a 90 minute session to half a day. Of course in longer sessions I can provide more interactive exercises and case studies for group discussion.
• The importance of diversity and inclusion to your company or organization’s goals
• What exactly is meant by diversity? The many dimensions of diversity. Various diversity theories
• An exercise: understanding your own diversity
• The business case for diversity and inclusion being a strategic organizational imperative
• Diversity concepts: prejudice, privilege, racism, sexism and more
• Deep dives into current hot, emerging areas of diversity (client can select as many as they want from the list)
o Multicultural and Religious
o People with Disabilities
o LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
o Engaging Veterans
o Global Leadership Competencies
o Diversity of Thoughts and Ideas
• Stereotyping as a large inhibitor to diversity, including an interactive exercise to explore how we all stereotype
• Do’s and don’t’s of interacting with people different than you
• Group discussion of various diversity scenarios which I develop and customize to your particular company environment
• Summary / Action Planning / Evaluation
Feel free to contact me at any time using the contact link to set up an appointment to discuss your particular diversity and inclusion training needs.