DEI Training Workshops

 

See the full range of diversity, equity, and inclusion training workshops in detail below. The categories are designed to help narrow down where you may want to focus efforts as your organization builds out a diversity and inclusion training roadmap.

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All Next Pivot Point workshops are approved for professional development credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Allyship & Inclusive Leadership Workshops

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Lead Like An Ally

A Journey Through Corporate America with Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion, with proven strategies for diversity and inclusion.

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To succeed together as allies, we will learn:

  • Why we need allies for diversity and inclusion
  • What allies do to support others different than themselves
  • Three key strategies to lead like an ally regardless of your role or position in an organization

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Developing the Next Generation of Little Allies

A resource to help parents and people leaders everywhere guide children along in their journey towards allyship.

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Together in this session, we’ll cover:

  • Why we need to talk to kids and start this conversation earlier
  • What being an ally means – allyship starts at home and kids naturally enjoy diversity
  • How to be an ally – Allyship is a journey, and adults are modeling it every day

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Facilitate Inclusive Meetings

Facilitation means to ‘make easier’. As a facilitator, your job is to guide the conversation and simplify complex issues. 

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Together, we will learn how to:

  • Practice proven facilitation techniques to guide conversations
  • Create and maintain psychological safety and bravery
  • Manage difficult situations through a scenario-based activity approach

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Know Your Ally Role

It is important to start the ally journey intentionally. Knowing your role and the experience you create as an ally is key.

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In this workshop, we will help you map out your ally role and decide the ally you want to be. Together, we will learn how to:

  • Step up as a sponsor
  • Advocate for others
  • Stay open to input and practice perspective-taking

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Create Space for Others Different than You

Create a diverse space through day-to-day actions and behaviors that demonstrate to others that you want to be an ally for them.

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In this workshop, leaders will learn how to:

  • Embrace the tension of paradox through appreciating ambiguity with diversity and inclusion
  • Separate intentions vs. impacts to coach others on how to be inclusive
  • Call people into the diversity conversation and promote healthy accountability as allies

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Lead With Vulnerability & Empathy

It can be hard to empathize when we have different lived experiences. Together, we will discuss empathy and vulnerability as an ally.

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We will learn how to:

  • Be vulnerable first to give others permission to be vulnerable
  • Practice taking on others’ perspectives helps your team
  • Trust without knowing the outcome with practical exercises to set the expectation for leaders to care and measure progress on equality

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Anti-racism Workshops

Retain Diverse Talent

Diverse talent is in demand. In this highly collaborative talk, Julie discusses ways to retain diverse talent beyond recruitment.

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Cancel Culture – we are quick to write folks off for making mistakes without giving them a chance to be better
  • Bad Behavior – As an ally, be on the lookout for non-inclusive behavior to call people in
  • Authentic Curiosity – Be curious, not judgmental

Together, we will collaborate to learn how best to foster inclusion as a team given our own unique biases and differences.

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Commit to Being an Ally to BIPoC

In this highly collaborative workshop, we’ll discuss how to best strive to be an ally to all Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

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We’ll discuss:

  • Owning your role in the system of racism
  • Understanding where your privilege lies and how you can leverage to support others
  • Strategies to support people of color collectively

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Conduct Candid Conversations

Teams that perform at a higher level have high trust. Trust doesn’t only in a vacuum, it is built with open and candid communication.

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Together, we will learn how to:

  • Understand the necessary ingredients of a candid conversation, barriers to having them, and strategies to overcome them
  • Apply the roles of advocacy and inquiry to conduct candid conversations
  • Conduct candid conversations through our proven simple 3-step process utilizing real-life scenarios

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Unpack Privilege

Understanding your level of privilege is critical as an ally. Learn steps you can take as a leader to be a part of the solution.

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Together, we’ll discuss:

  • How to identify and recognize your own privilege
  • What privilege affords personally, professionally, and financially
  • How systemic privilege works and how to recognize it

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Uncover Unconscious Bias

Julie will share stories, ideas and research from the Cultural Intelligence Center’s unconscious bias certification program.

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In this workshop, leaders will learn how to:

  • Increase awareness of what unconscious bias is and why it matters
  • Understand the sources of unconscious bias and how bias can influence interaction with others
  • Develop strategies to combat bias and to use differences synergistically to improve intercultural effectiveness

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Bias in Hiring (Course 201)

Organizations that understand the business case for diversity are motivated now more than ever to hire inclusively.

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In this virtual, interactive workshop we’ll learn how to:

  • Diversify Where You Recruit Talent
  • Avoid Job Description No-Nos
  • Manage Interviewing Bias

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Bias in Performance Management (Course 201)

With guidance and education, we can address and correct the bias in our performance management systems.

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In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Performance Bias – Biases that affect how we evaluate the performance
  • Best Practices – What to avoid in your management processes and what to encourage
  • Scenarios – Practice techniques to manage bias

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Diversity Dimensions Workshops

Strive to Be an Ally for LGBTQ+ Community

Julie will share best practices and research from her books on allyship as it relates to being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. 

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In this workshop, leaders will learn:

  • Language & History – What the acronym means and the history of LGBTQ+ rights
  • Actionable ally best practices
  • How to ensure a culture of belonging for everyone and facilitate being out at work in a safe, brave way

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Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Through education and awareness around disability inclusion, we work to ensure adequate policies and practices are in effect.

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In this workshop we’ll discuss:

  • The human and business case – why this matters to all humans and businesses
  • Key phrases and terms to lead like an ally for those with disabilities
  • Best practices and techniques to foster belonging and ensure success for those with disabilities in the workplace

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Broaden Your Definition of Diversity

Best practices from Julies books on allyship to help broaden the definition of diversity beyond race and gender.

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In this workshop, leaders will learn:

  • Why definitions matter and the importance of understanding diversity is more than just race and gender
  • How privilege is a chance to be an ally by reviewing a privilege wheel and dimensions of difference
  • How to create a culture of belonging for all to be an ally to people different than you

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Interrupt Gender Bias

Gender bias is much more subtle today than the blatant bias we used to hear and see in the workplace 20 years ago. 

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In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • What Gender Bias is and Why it Matters
  • Types of Biases that Affect Women in the Workplace Today
  • Strategies to Manage Bias in the Moment

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Understanding Intersectionality as an Ally

We are not one-dimensional people. It is these varying dimensions of identity that make us all unique.

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Together we will discuss:

  • What intersectionality is and why it is important now more than ever
  • Common microaggression experiences people of color and minority groups face in the workplace and ways to call in allies
  • The dangers of assumptions about intersectional experiences and how to be inclusive as an ally

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Stretch Talent Equally

This workshop addresses the issues that get in the way of engaging and challenging the underrepresented employees equitably.

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We will walk through these tactics together in our interactive, hands-on workshop:

  • Give Candid Feedback – give constructive feedback to all employees equally
  • Challenge with Care – Provide Opportunities to grow high potential talent
  • Coach – Coaches facilitate ideas rather than give advice

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Build a Culture of Purpose

People want their contributions to matter, yet sometimes do not see the importance and how it connects to deeper value.

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 In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Why purpose matters – The power has shifted to employees choosing their employers
  • Getting to know employees as people – We are all human and want to be seen, heard, and feel like we belong
  • Improving the employee experience – Customers feel the employee experience and increasingly align purchase decisions to people

Together, we will collaborate to learn how best to connect our work to deeper purposes and be seen, heard, and belong as humans at work.

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DEI Strategy & Systems Workshops

How to Measure DEI

In this workshop, we will discuss proven tips and tools to measure diversity and inclusion in your organization.

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In this virtual interactive workshop, we will:

  • Determine how to prioritize data that truly drives diversity and inclusion
  • Discuss crafting meaningful metrics that capture diversity and inclusion activities
  • Learn how to create a diversity and inclusion scoreboard for accountability

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DEI Strategy & Roadmap

The path to an inclusive organization should start with a strategy. To craft a diversity and inclusion strategy, you need clarity.

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In this virtual interactive workshop, we will discuss best practices for
how to:

  • Define what inclusion means to your organization
  • Craft a compelling “Why” for why this is important for your organization now and in the future
  • Build an intentional road map of inclusion to support the strategy

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D&I Council and ERG Organization

Most large corporations have had long-standing diversity and inclusion functions of their business.

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • The purposes of D&I Council vs. ERGs
  • Case studies of organizations that have successfully managed D&I Councils and ERGs
  • Best practices of D&I Council vs. ERGs

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Dismantling Systems for Positive Change

The question we get asked most is really the basis for the work we do, is “How do I implement change in my organization”?

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Understanding your organization’s starting point – 10 cultural competencies to measure DEI successfully
  • Fixing the systems – 3 processes that directly impact diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Giving people resources – 5 tools every leader needs to lead inclusively

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People Leader Development Workshops

Build Trust with your Team

The most successful teams are those built on a foundation of trust. Gone are the days of the trust falls and ropes courses.

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Self-Trust – Trust often begins within. It is hard to extend trust to others if you do not trust yourself
  • The 5 behaviors of a team – proven attributes to improve trust as a team
  • Best practices and techniques for building trust as a group

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Coach your Team to Success

Leaders that ask versus tell are more successful. Walk away with tangible commitments to take action right away.

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Together, we will learn how to:

  • Practice Active Listening
  • Ask Crisp, Open-Ended Questions
  • Promote Self-Discovery

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Manage Your Time

If we focus on mundane and unimportant tasks, we are less likely to complete challenging, yet important tasks.

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It’s all a matter of prioritization. In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Barriers – those that are real and often unreal
  • Techniques – proven tools and ideas to better manage your time
  • Priorities – To-do list organization processes that work

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Resolve Conflict Proactively

Conflict feels easy to avoid. Yet, it gets bigger the more we avoid it. It is leaders that mine for conflict who succeed. 

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In this workshop, we will learn how to:

  • Demand Debate in a Healthy Way
  • Hold Your Team Accountable through Ground Rules
  • Build a Culture Based on Trust

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Communicate with your Natural DiSC Style

DiSC is a powerful tool to help leaders know their natural style and flex their styles to others.

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In this communication workshop, we will:

  • Learn About Your Natural Communication Style
  • Discover How to Flex Your Style to Meet the Needs of Your Audience
  • Commit to Specific Strategies to Continuously Improve as a Leader

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Strengthen Your Emotional Agility

Manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate, empathize, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.

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In this workshop, we will learn how to:

  • Assess One’s Emotional Agility
  • Learn the Neuroscience Behind Emotions
  • Practice Strategies to Improve One’s Emotional Agility

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Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Developing a growth mindset is a critical component in practicing allyship and leading inclusively.

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Growth vs. Fixed mindsets – key differences and self-assessment
  • Modeling growth for others – we can only change our own behavior, not the behavior of others
  • Leading with growth – how to practically embed the mindset into daily practices

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Hold People Accountable

True diversity and inclusion efforts mean that we are not willing to accept the status quo and inappropriate behaviors.

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 In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • Active allyship – Allyship is not performative, it is a long-term actionable commitment
  • Progress over perfection – Behaviors to model and recognize
  • Techniques – Other ideas to improve accountability

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Diversity is a Candid Conversation

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