Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are top of mind for many companies, but many lack the knowledge, skills, or tools to take meaningful and long-term action. Drawing upon our deep knowledge and experience, we provide trainings for companies who want to effect real change in their workplace. SGO workshops are open to all genders, and are interactive trainings designed to bring about actionable results. We address sensitive and important issues, in the safe and brave space that we’re known for.
You may have heard about unconscious bias, but aren’t quite sure what it is or have just a rudimentary understanding of it. This workshop is designed to educate attendees on what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in the workplace. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the concepts discussed, how they relate to corporate culture and team dynamics, and strategies for addressing bias.
A diverse workforce has significant business benefits, and we know recruiting and hiring with this mandate in mind is no simple task. We’ll discuss what diversity is and why it’s important. We’ll help you understand various biases that exist in us all, to better prepare your recruiters and hiring managers to make thoughtful and informed hiring decisions. We’ll provide you with specific tools, strategies and action steps that you can immediately implement at the office. Your employees will be informed, well equipped, and empowered.
Hiring is only the first step along the pathway to a more diverse company. Creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate culture, one that is supportive of diversity, is key to achieving your internal goals and metrics. We’ll help managers understand the presence of bias in the workplace, and offer concrete tools and action plans for supporting their teams. Your employees will walk away with a deep understanding of how they can personally contribute to creating a supportive and inclusive culture that will make employees want to stay and grow within the company.
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 define allyship, discuss its importance and impact, and dive into better understanding how to build a company culture that supports inclusive practices and interactions. This interactive workshop culminates in a discussion of various scenarios in which allyship can play a part.
Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
In this workshop, we’ll walk you through what microaggressions are, how they manifest, and how we can respond to them. Attendees will review specific examples of how microaggressions can show up in the workplace, and discuss how to effectively have tough conversations: whether you are the person who received, committed, or witnessed a microaggression.
This piece of our longer ‘Recruiting for Diversity’ 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. Participants will work on real resumes, and learn what to keep in mind when interacting one on one with candidates both through their words as well as in person.
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.
Would you like to schedule a workshop at your company? Do you have needs beyond what we’ve outlined so far? All of our workshops can be customized. We’d love to hear from you! Contact us to learn more.