To achieve true equity and full inclusion for the benefit of the organization, their members, and the people they serve. We provide evidence-driven and tailored learning experiences that provide learners the opportunity to build insight, understanding, knowledge, and the skills needed to progress inclusion and diversity initiatives.
We offer a menu of both live and online interactive learning experiences.
Adult learning research and theory provides insight into the learning trajectory towards mastery. Often this trajectory can be categorized into a set of learning levels with a corresponding set of learning experiences and objectives. Each level builds on the last. We organize our education and training program to align with adult learning research and theory. For all topics our approach is informed by the participant level of learning.
- Building the knowledge and skills necessary to create true equity and full inclusion within organizations
- Tailored to organizational goals & offered in a variety of formats including asynchronous online courses, in-person workshops, and real-time webinars
- Based on the strongest interdisciplinary scientific evidence and are brought to life through the lived experiences of learners just like you
Identify meaningful educational solutions that bring about real change and lay the foundation for continued learning
- Current thinking on cultural competence/understanding and developing cultural self-awareness/best practices for transcultural interactions
- The role of stereotype threat and implicit bias in inter-professional team process and functioning
- Issues, common pitfalls, and best practices in teaching students about implicit bias.
- Dual cognitive processes (implicit & explicit) and implications for interpersonal/intergroup interactions
- The relationship between inter-group anxiety (discomfort), bias, behavior, and outcomes
- Common/automatic human motives/implications for interpersonal and intergroup interaction
- Factors contributing to backlash and limited effectiveness of many diversity & inclusion initiatives
- Evidence-based strategies and skills
- Organizational diversity climate ~ current evidence on organizational factors & practices that foster inclusive excellence, psychological safety, and optimal performance for learners, faculty and staff.
- Current evidence on the impact of, and ways to prevent, stereotype (identity) threat in yourself and others.
- Understanding implicit (automatic, unconscious) biases and its effects.
- Evidence regarding strategies to prevent implicit bias from affecting behavior.
- Increased awareness
- A basic understanding of core facts, concepts, issues, approaches and strategies a
- A conceptual framework needed for integrating new learning
- Common knowledge and language that will support further discussion within the organization
- Increased motivation/felt need for further learning
- Ability to understand, apply, recall, accurately explain core facts, concepts, issues, approaches and strategies to others
- Deeper understanding of the interrelationships and linkages
- Ability to creatively and critically apply learning to common issues or problems they face in their organization or role
- A stated intention to use a specific set of approaches, strategies and skills
- Ability to describe personal/situational barriers that may reduce their use of the new learnings and a plan to overcome those challenges
- Increased motivation for further learning
- Increased motivation for strengthening and using evidence-based skills and strategies