Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are top of mind for many organizations, but many of us lack the knowledge, skills, or tools to take meaningful and long-term action. We provide training programs for companies and individuals who want to implement real changes in their workplace. SGO workshops are interactive, open to all, and are designed to bring about actionable results. We address sensitive and important issues, in the welcoming space that we’re known for. We offer a variety of programs and content topics, in person and virtually, and can customize each for your company’s needs. Is there something you’re looking for that isn’t represented here? Let us know– we can also work with you to build out a custom offering.
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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
This workshop is designed for team members of all levels. We explore how implicit attitudes and stereotypes impact our decisions and the interactions we have with one another. By the end of this foundational workshop, participants will be provided with evidence-based tools and strategies to help mitigate bias in the workplace and beyond. to educate attendees on what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in the workplace.
Anti-Racism 101 Workshop
This two-part introductory workshop examines the root causes of racism and the ways in which it manifests in the workplace and beyond. We will discuss our own personal experiences while thinking of ways to dismantle and unlearn harmful narratives we’ve consciously and unconsciously accepted. By the end of this workshop, participants will be provided with an anti-racist framework on how to begin recognizing and addressing manifestations of racism.
Allyship in the Workplace
In today’s world, it’s not enough to be a bystander– we have to move to learning how to understand and act as an ally. This workshop covers a discussion of what is and what isn’t an ally. We review best practices, and dive into better understanding how to build an organizational culture that supports inclusive interactions.
Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
Microaggressions are everyday verbal and nonverbal slights, snubs, or insults, which can either be intentional or unintentional. These actions communicate negative or hostile messages that are based solely on the recipient’s perceived marginalized group membership. In this session, we’ll cover what microaggressions are, how they manifest, and how we can respond to them.
Creating an Inclusive Culture
Employees, especially managers, play an important role in creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. In this workshop, participants will learn how an inclusive workplace impacts employee engagement and retention, and discuss concrete ways to foster a sense of belonging for their team.
Recruiting and Hiring Inclusively
Geared toward recruiters and hiring managers, this workshop examines each step in a typical hiring process through the lens of inclusivity. In addition to reviewing best practices for recruiting and hiring talent, participants will have an opportunity to apply their learning through scenarios and interactive activities in a safe, judgment-free environment. Better prepare your recruiting team to make thoughtful and informed hiring decisions.
Reviewing Resumes Inclusively & Inclusive Interviewing
This piece of our longer ‘Recruiting and Hiring Inclusively’ workshop pulls out two key aspects of the recruiting cycle: resumes and interviews. Attendees will review industry best practices when it comes to reviewing resumes, as well as how to inclusively interview candidates.
Running Inclusive Meetings
This piece of our longer ‘Creating an Inclusive Culture’ workshop pulls out a vital part of everyone’s day– meetings– and takes a deep dive into discussions on how to best prepare for, run, and support inclusive gatherings at work. We’ll cover how bias shows up in meetings, different ways people communicate, and how to most effectively acknowledge and include everyone, no matter where your team is working from.
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Emotional intelligence plays a key part in our social interactions and understanding of each other. We’ll discuss what this is, how we can understand our own emotional intelligence competencies, and how we can develop and practice these skills in the workplace.
Leading DEI Conversations
This program is a multi-session experience that dives into the understanding of what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean and how identity, power, and privilege play a part in our workplace and world. Once the foundations of this work are understood, participants learn how they can hold space for others to have safe and brave conversations, while ensuring they are taking care of themselves as well. This workshop is broken into four two-hour virtual sessions and will include homework, assessments, and a workbook filled with information participants will be able to refer to when leading these critical conversations.
Each workshop is specifically tailored to your individual goals. However, if you don’t see a workshop topic listed here, we routinely create customized workshops on a variety of DEI-related topics and themes. We are happy to have a conversation with you to learn more about your needs.