EQUITY + DIVERSITY + INCLUSION WORKSHOPS
September 2018 Update:
We have a few spots open for company workshops and lunch and learns beginning in November 2018.
Read below for current offerings and contact us to schedule an intro call: email@example.com
Q4 2018 SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Employees and leaders call Paloma's lectures and Lunch and Learns "actionable", "thoroughly enjoyable" and "damn smart". We currently have four topics available in 60 minute or 90 minute formats, perfect as lunch, morning or retreat sessions. These are fast-paced, science-packed sessions perfect for small or large groups. Current topics available:
THE NEUROLOGY OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
What attendees walk away with:
Clarity on the difference between equity, diversity and inclusion from a neurological, psychological and evolutionary perspective.
A helpful context for why humans behave the way they do around racism, sexism, homophobia and other isms. This includes unpacking the intersection of neurology and unconscious biases.
Specific and science-backed tools to be more inclusive and equitable in our own behavior and thoughts.
THREE SKILLS TOWARDS EQUITY AND INCLUSION
What attendees walk away with:
Three specific behaviors and skills that anyone can implement in their work in one-on-one conversations, alone, or in group situations.
Mental/ cognitive exercises that decrease unconscious biases (which get in the way of how we approach others).
Emotional intelligence behaviors that help us navigate cross-cultural situations and cross-group conflict.
Group dynamic hacks to increase inclusion in small or large group situations.
ADVANCED-LEVEL: UNPACKING CONTROVERSIAL EDI ISSUES IN REAL TIME
In this advanced level session for folks who have already attended session #1 and #2, we dive deeper these issues and cover:
The four most common (and controversial) questions that equity and inclusion trainers are asked in private.
Two tools that are helpful in unpacking and understanding complex situations around diversity, inclusion and equity.
Three tools that can help you assess for yourself what is the best course of action for any situation where inclusion or equity is at stake.
THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF HIRING FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
This is a tactics-filled lecture designed for anyone who sits in on interviews, conducts interviews or phone screenings, or is involved in any part of the hiring and recruiting process at their company. Attendees walk away with specific and research-backed techniques including:
How to improve your sourcing practices to attract a more representative and diverse candidate pool.
Specific frameworks for creating better job postings, job descriptions and hiring criteria.
What specific changes will have the biggest impact on your interviewing practices so they are more inclusive and less open to unconscious biases.
An easy method to decrease problems in the debrief and decision-making phase of hiring.
Include a Summary Handout for attendees to keep and review later.
Are great for any size group, from 12 to 200.
Are held in-person in your offices and are also designed for remote workers to easily join in via your video conferencing software.
Are appropriate for all employee levels.
Are fast-paced and packed with facts, tactics, and real-work examples.
A NOTE ABOUT THESE SESSIONS:
There is no forced sharing, or putting people on the spot to represent "their people". Everyone is encouraged to ask questions but no one is required to talk or share anything personal.
These are not a good fit for folks who prefer 100% seriousness around equity, diversity, and inclusion: We balance seriousness with laughter because laughter is a helpful vehicle towards deeper comprehension and retention.
Sessions do include worksheets and hands-on exercises but no group work or group discussion. All exercises are designed to be done alone to allow each person quiet time to process the information on their own.
PAST PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK:
"Relevant, helpful and down to earth"
"I can't wait to go to another one!"
"I came in ready to hate this. I totally didn't! I kind of loved it."
"Paloma is a total gem and I'm really glad we found her. She's invaluable."
"Really actionable... It's the only diversity training that's been worthwhile"