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Diversity without Division: How to build a truly inclusive culture by promoting open communication

Who Is It For?

Diversity Without Division (DWD) is a program for organizations, companies, and groups who are looking for DEI training that will create a culture that welcomes people in all their variation. That includes differences in race, ethnicity, gender, religion, political orientation, ideology, and worldview.

Summary

Ilana leads an interactive, half-day diversity training designed to build a truly inclusive culture. She talks through many of the words and behaviors that get in the way of this goal—including discrimination and an automatic deferral to feelings of offense—and provides ways to break them down and get past them. The program is built on the idea that there are multiple morally valid ways to understand the world. By fostering open communication and recognizing people as individuals, DWD puts inclusion within reach.

Sample Outline

  • The Ideal Workplace

  • Who We Are (How We Define Ourselves)

  • Snap Judgments and Bias

  • Politics and the Workplace

  • Social Norms and Social Penalties

  • Navigating Offense and Intent

  • Thinking Through Competing Explanations

  • Rules of Engagement

  • Role-Playing/Case Studies

  • Summary

Contact us to further discuss how we can help you build a truly inclusive culture. 

Diversity Dilemmas: How to have constructive conversations on the most sensitive topics facing the workplace and society

Who Is It For?

Diversity Dilemmas (DD) is for organizations, companies, and groups who are interested in a targeted approach to navigating some of the most difficult and controversial questions we face today. The goal is not to change minds, it’s to live with the disagreement.

 

Summary

Ilana leads an interactive, half-day workshop in which she lays out the challenges to communication when it comes to some of the most sensitive topics we face today (including racism, fairness, intent, and identity). She engages the group in discussion about why, in spite of these challenges, creating a culture that allows such conversations to happen is more important than ever. She talks through where we get hung up when it comes to issues that range from identity to equality to intent and offense and she provides tools to get past the impasse.

Sample Outline

  • Why These Topics Are Hard to Discuss

  • Why We Have To Do It Anyway

  • What Happens When We Swap Facts and Beliefs

  • The Important Role Social Penalties and Social Norms

  • Identity and the “Right” to Hold an Opinion

  • Identity—When to Lean In and When to Lean Away

  • Science Won’t Bridge Divides

  • Role-Playing/Case Studies

  • Summary

Contact us to further discuss how we can help you build a truly inclusive culture. 

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