Diversity and Inclusion Workshops
Diversity and inclusion is top of mind for many companies, but many lack the knowledge, skills, or tools to take meaningful and long-term action. Drawing upon our deep knowledge and experience with diversity and business strategies, we provide trainings for companies who want to effect real change in their workplace. SGO workshops are open to all genders, and are interactive trainings designed to bring about actionable results. We address sensitive and important issues, in the safe space that we’re known for.
You may have heard about unconscious bias, but aren’t quite sure what it is or have just a rudimentary understanding of it. This workshop is designed to educate attendees on what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in the workplace. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the concepts discussed, how they relate to corporate culture and team dynamics, and strategies for addressing bias.
A diverse workforce has significant business benefits, and we know recruiting and hiring with this mandate in mind is no simple task. We’ll discuss what diversity is and why it’s important. We’ll help you understand various biases that exist in us all, to better prepare your recruiters and hiring managers to make thoughtful and informed hiring decisions. We’ll provide you with specific tools, strategies and action steps that you can immediately implement at the office. Your employees will be informed, well equipped, and empowered.
Hiring is only the first step along the pathway to a more diverse company. Creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate culture, one that is supportive of diversity, is key to achieving your internal goals and metrics. We’ll help managers understand the presence of bias in the workplace, and offer concrete tools and action plans for supporting their teams. Your employees will walk away with a deep understanding of how they can personally contribute to creating a supportive and inclusive culture that will make employees want to stay and grow within the company.
Would you like to schedule a workshop at your company? Do you have needs beyond what we’ve outlined so far? All of our workshops can be customized. We’d love to hear from you! Contact us to learn more.
“I participated in a full day event consisting of two back to back SGO Workshops: ‘Retaining Talent Through Inclusivity’ and ‘Recruiting & Hiring Inclusively’. I found both workshops to be highly informative and collaborative in an area for which at the time I was under informed. I felt welcomed and put at ease by the facilitators and participants as my lack of knowledge towards the subjects had my imposter syndrome running in high gear. Following the training our organization re-wrote all of our open job req’s resulting in applications from a more gender diverse group of candidates. We’ve also been working to amend our vernacular to include ‘culture add’ vs ‘culture fit’ which I personally fell in love with on the spot. Since the training, Rachel and Felicia have gone above and beyond to support our organization for both internal and external purposes as we not only strive to be more inclusive ourselves but also aim to create a developer training program which serves a similar mission. I highly recommend these two events for anyone seeking to make material advances towards a more inclusive team no matter the size or industry.”
– Evan Charles, Launch Academy
What others are saying about the Recruiting Workshop
“I absolutely loved that I came away from this meeting with real tangible things I can do TODAY with regard to job descriptions and interview tactics. It was also helpful to remind myself that unconscious biases can often be incompatible with our values and that’s okay if we acknowledge and try to confront them.”
“Developing best practices for diversity and inclusion is a long and ongoing process, but SGO’s workshops helped me to have the language and space to ask questions and take a hard look at our current processes. I walked away with tools I could use immediately in writing job descriptions, conducting interviews, and looking at our internal culture with new perspective.”
What others are saying about the Retaining Workshop
“We were able to share real life stories and share ideas for how to work through them. This felt very actionable, and also drove home that these concepts can deeply affect people.”