All Next Pivot Point workshops are approved for professional development credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.
Allyship & Inclusive Leadership Workshops
Lead Like An Ally
A Journey Through Corporate America with Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion, with proven strategies for diversity and inclusion.
Developing the Next Generation of Little Allies
A resource to help parents and people leaders everywhere guide children along in their journey towards allyship.
Facilitate Inclusive Meetings
Facilitation means to ‘make easier’. As a facilitator, your job is to guide the conversation and simplify complex issues.
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.
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.
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
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.
Practice Using Inclusive Language
Many words or phrases that used to be very commonplace are now recognized as exclusionary and have been replaced with more inclusive language. Our words matter.
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.
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
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.
This workshop will cover:
- Understanding the necessary ingredients of a candid conversation, barriers to having them, and strategies to overcome them
- Applying the roles of advocacy and inquiry to conduct candid conversations
- Conducting candid conversations through our proven simple 3-step process utilizing real-life scenarios
The Allyship Journey: From Individual Actions to Systemic Change
Employees, customers and boards are looking to corporate institutions to lead the way in social change. Ironically, many of the people who are expected to be leading the way are unequipped to meet this new responsibility. Those who fare well have a consistent, intentional commitment to inclusive leadership.
In this highly interactive and actionable presentation, Julie Kratz shares:
- Why inclusive leadership is the most sustainable competitive advantage during times of uncertainty
- 10 practices inclusive leaders can use to drive systemic change
- 3 proven tools and assessments to hold leaders accountable to inclusive behavior change
Using these practices and tools, leaders will feel more prepared to drive systemic change through their everyday behavior and will know how to engage others in the process.
Cultural Intelligence is an excellent deep dive workshop for stronger teambuilding and leadership team development. Attendees will grow as inclusive leaders by unpacking their unique identities and their different lived experiences and perspectives that they bring to the workplace.
Focus on Self Awareness to Foster Inclusion
Self-awareness is essential to fostering an inclusive work environment. Yet, many hopeful allies overestimate their self-awareness. Our communicate style affects how we show up as allies in training. DiSC and other self-assessment tools help leaders know their natural style and flex their styles to others.
Addressing Bias Workshops
Stretch Talent Equally
This workshop addresses the issues that get in the way of engaging and challenging the underrepresented employees equitably.
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
Uncover Unconscious Bias
Julie will share stories, ideas and research from the Cultural Intelligence Center’s unconscious bias certification program.
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
Address Bias in Hiring
Organizations that understand the business case for diversity are motivated now more than ever to hire inclusively.
Address Bias in Performance Management
With guidance and education, we can address and correct the bias in our performance management systems.
Microaggressions are harmful statements or actions most people have said, heard, or participated in. They happen at a much higher frequency to marginalized communities. Aspiring allies need to gain awareness around these behaviors in order to combat them.
Retain Diverse Talent
Diverse talent is in demand. In this highly collaborative talk, Julie discusses ways to retain diverse talent beyond recruitment.
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.
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.
Disability Inclusion in the Workplace
Through education and awareness around disability inclusion, we work to ensure adequate policies and practices are in effect.
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
Broaden Your Definition of Diversity
Best practices from Julies books on allyship to help broaden the definition of diversity beyond race and gender.
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
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.
Understanding Intersectionality as an Ally
We are not one-dimensional people. It is these varying dimensions of identity that make us all unique.
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
Commit to Being an Ally to BIPoC
In this collaborative workshop, we’ll discuss how to best strive to be an ally to all Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Explore Neurodiversity as an Aspiring Ally
Neurodiversity is described as the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one ‘right’ way of thinking, learning, and behaving.
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.
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
DEI Strategy & Roadmap
The path to an inclusive organization should start with a strategy. To craft a diversity and inclusion strategy, you need clarity.
In this virtual interactive workshop, we will discuss best practices for
- 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
D&I Council and ERG Organization
Most large corporations have had long-standing diversity and inclusion functions of their business.
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”?
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
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.
Coach your Team to Success
Leaders that ask versus tell are more successful. Walk away with tangible commitments to take action right away.
Manage Your Time
If we focus on mundane and unimportant tasks, we are less likely to complete challenging, yet important tasks.
Cultivate a Growth Mindset
Developing a growth mindset is a critical component in practicing allyship and leading inclusively.
Hold People Accountable
True diversity and inclusion efforts mean that we are not willing to accept the status quo and inappropriate behaviors.
Set Healthy Work Life Boundaries
With an ‘always on’ work culture burnout and stress are a very real problem for many of us. The pressure of “how can I do it all?” in today’s world is a daunting task.
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.
Strengthen Your Emotional Agility
Manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate, empathize, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
Managing Change & Uncertainty
Change can be incredibly difficult on the brain. Threat responses kick in, the emotional brain takes over, and we lose our ability to perform to our best potential. People need ideas, strategies, and skills that can be applied to foster in change effectively and lessen the uncertainty.
Diversity is a Candid Conversation
Julie Kratz meets your team where you are at