Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Essentials Workshop

Organizations that thrive in today’s diverse global environment engage in inclusion initiatives and embrace the unique needs, perspectives, and potential of all their team members, their customers, and other stakeholders.

Diverse and inclusive organizations earn greater trust and more commitment from their employees, customers, and partners. CMOE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Essentials course is a dynamic learning experience that is a fundamental step in building a long-term commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in an organization and for leaders and individual team members. Often, people think of diversity as race or gender, but diversity encompasses many things, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, cultural background, language, sexual orientation, education, and ability, including physical and mental ability. It is also about how people feel when they go to work, so this course looks at diversity from all angles and how to break down destructive barriers in organizations.

The innovative design of the course helps participants build their awareness about the realities of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace so they can support the development of a more inclusive culture and become an agent of positive change. To access the self-paced, digital version of the course now, click here to be directed to the CMOE store.

Course Description

In this engaging and application focused learning experience participants

  • Increase their understanding and awareness of essential and current diversity terminology and concepts.
  • Discover the personal benefits of embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it benefits organizational culture, employee engagement, and the bottom line.
  • Learn to identify conscious and unconscious biases and how bias impacts personal and professional interactions.
  • Learn the common ways people can offend each other and the skills that, when applied consistently will help people feel respected and their contributions valued.
  • Explore strategies often used for managing interpersonal differences.
  • Learn the four types of discrimination in personal, social, and work environments.
  • Expand their personal point of view and increase their self-awareness.
  • Identify how to support the diversity and equity goals of the organization and contribute to an inclusive work environment.

As participants expand their self-awareness and apply the principles learned in this course, they will help the organization be a place where everyone can feel welcome, be included, and do their best work.

Our Approach

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Essentials is appropriate for professionals and leaders at all levels and in all career stages because it empowers people with the awareness and practical skills needed to build an inclusive workplace, manage diverse teams, and effectively serve diverse customers and clients. It is applicable for people in businesses, schools, and other types of organizations. The program is ideal for organizations looking to build a foundation for DEI practices in the organization as well as for new employee or compliance training.

What makes CMOE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Essentials program highly effective is that it is built around

  • The most current thinking and terminology related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Real examples and case studies
  • Opportunities for personal reflection
  • Practical skills
  • Tools and guides
  • Simulations and exercises
  • Ongoing resources for transfer and sustainability

CMOE also offers customization services to ensure that the learning experience is tailored to the specific needs of the audience and the diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities in the organization.

Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

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