DEI Committee Support
Leading DEI Conversations
The Leading DEI Conversations Program is designed for those who will act as facilitators within their company or organization on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will attend five (2-hour) training sessions in order to gain support and tools when navigating conversations related to identity, privilege, power, and change. We’ll cover topics related to the art of facilitating group discussions, foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and ways to both navigate and process information as an individual and as a facilitator in the workplace. You will be able to practice facilitation skills in a safe and welcoming space, so that you can feel confident in your ability to hold space for others who will be coming from a wide range of backgrounds, understanding, and experience. This program is broken into four two-hour virtual sessions and will include homework, assessments, and a toolkit filled with information participants will be able to refer to when leading these critical conversations.
By the end of this program, you'll be able to:
- Feel more confident addressing and facilitating difficult conversations regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace
- Gain increased awareness of how identity, privilege, difference impacts how you're perceived and how you perceive others
- Be able to use tools and strategies that can create and hold space for colleagues (including you) in the workplace and beyond
- Develop a deep understanding of self, communal care and accountability that you can practice and implement within their teams and departments
DEI Team Action Program
During these four-to-seven (2-hour) sessions (program length is custom, depending on what stage your council or committee is in), we'll teach you how to have practical and impactful conversations on DEI topics, how to better understand your own power and privilege, and review best practices when launching and sustaining DEI initiatives (especially when it’s not your full-time job!).
By the end of this program, you'll:
- Have a deeper understanding of concepts related to power, privilege, and oppression
- Be equipped to talk about identity, privilege, and non-privilege
- Understand the difference between performative and authentic allyship
- Be able to know how and when to leverage privilege and power
- Have a practical action plan and the tools and skills to socialize it to others in your organization