The course is designed to help attendees dig deep and unpack the workings of bias in a safe and inclusive learning space. Not only is it a chance to unpack their bias, but it is also a space to evaluate their knowledge, perspectives, and understanding of diversity and inclusion. Those two words have been misunderstood.
The toxic “isms” that plague our society are linked to the human condition. In other words, we are all subtly influenced by cultural doctrines based on mythical beliefs and one-sided hand-me-down stories that lead to a general disregard for the dignity and worth of others. The course employs the strategic use of questions to help participants think critically about their thinking.
From first to last, the course is about developing the skills, knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes that support inclusive public and private spaces.
Regardless of the format you choose (in class, webinar, or hybrid self-study & live facilitator), the training session contains three distinct yet connected modules: Awareness, Analysis and Action.
In the Awareness section, participants unpack their feelings, beliefs, and mythical assumptions about themselves and others.
In the Analysis section, the course equips participants with knowledge and understanding to avoid deficit thinking in the context of a diverse and inclusive workplace or learning environment. In the Action section, participants develop the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that support healthy social spaces in the context of a diverse and inclusive workplace or school environment.
The course can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Who should attend?
- Individuals involved in roles that engage with clients or students across cultures
- Individuals who give leadership in a diverse environment
- Individuals looking to support cultural change in their organization or department
Benefits of the program
- Supports personal and organizational cultural change through the model of an ongoing conversation
- Uses a flexible delivery model driven by the understanding that time is money
- Builds organizational capacity to engage in open and honest communication that builds capacity to mentor and nurture individuals that are of a different race, skin color, gender, or sexual identity
The Course author
Dr. Kim is a researcher, author, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Human Development who holds a PhD in Educational Developmental Psychology. Dr. Kim specializes in developing and delivering evidence-based inclusion practices that build collaborative and cooperative work environments. Her mission is to move organizations into excellence by providing the tools that support them in capitalizing on the talents and interests of each and every individual within the organization.
- Webinar option 1 - Select specific lessons from the course
- Webinar option 2 - Mentor model (5 to 10 - 2-hour sessions)
- In Class - half-day, one-day
- Hybrid webinar & live facilitator (webinar/in class)