Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

WorkShop Components

Please review components of this workshop. If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate reaching out to us through our Contact page.

Workshops

All staff workshops are two – four hours in length and customized to meet the unique needs of the participants.

Training

All staff trainings consist of a half-day (three hours) or full-day (six hours) segment that lead to in depth understanding, skills and a plan of action that can be used for their success.

Customized On-Site Workshops and Training

We can send one of our trainers to your location for a workshop or training that focuses on your organization’s needs. We will help identify what issues you would like our skills training to address before the workshop/training takes place. We will customize exercises to specifically address your group’s issues so topics will resonate with staff experiences, thus increasing their involvement. 

Each of our workshops can be tailored to meet our client’s needs. In addition to considering organizational goals, culture, and size, Ground Game Consulting will assist in assessing and identifying what teams in your organization are lacking and how they might improve. With this information, our design team will customize a workshop, team-building training experience, or a high-impact retreat. Our experienced and highly educated facilitators will then deliver the material and concepts using hands-on, experiential activities, interactive discussions, and practice opportunities. Once the training is complete, we’re available to help participants sustain their newly acquired skills for the long-term success of the organization. We want to see our services work for our clients, and are committed to making that happen.

These offerings are for eight to 100 participants and can be scheduled to fit your calendar.

Workshop Description

Length

90 minutes – 6 hour session (based on organizational need)

Audience

Staff/Leaders

Cost

$200 – $750

Moving Toward Equity Workshop (90 minutes)

Many of us have been involved with diversity training that focuses on cultural difference and respecting all perspectives.  While this is a good start, we cannot move toward true equity in our workplaces, organizations, and personal relationships until we address historical and institutional inequality.  In order to address the myriad ways that certain people are marginalized based on social identities such as race, gender, disability, religion, class, sexual orientation, etc, every one of us needs to understand our own identities, how we all demonstrate bias that is often unconscious, and how we are all capable of moving toward equity

 

Using Conflict to Address Difficult Conversations Workshop (90 minutes)

Many of us desire workplaces and organizations that are welcoming and inclusive and also free from conflict.  But these two desires can be at odds. Creating truly equitable and inclusive spaces requires us to openly and authentically address conflict and not shy away from discussions that can be difficult, complex, and even scary.  In this workshop, we address common challenges in talking openly about disability, religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and other social identities and practice having authentic conversations around difficult topics

 

Diversity Workshop (90 minutes)

Diversity and inclusion efforts are increasingly addressing issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, requiring education around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual identities and communities. In this workshop, we create opportunities to learn about the similarities and differences between these identities, how LGBTQIA individuals and communities are affected by stereotypes and bias, and what it means to be an ally around gender identity and sexual orientation.

 

Inclusion Workshop (90 minutes)

Many organizations are relatively new to understanding “disability” as an equity and diversity issue.  But people with disabilities often face physical, programmatic, informational, and, especially, attitudinal barriers that limit their opportunities and access.  In this workshop, we address the specific stereotypes and myths that surround disability and explore what it means to act as an ally in various contexts, thus increasing access for all.

 

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