As our country realizes new leadership and travels onto new ground, so too are many businesses, organizations, communities, and homes. This brings a welcomed breathe of fresh air for some in breaking the cycle of only working or partnering with those within our "comfort" zone. It also brings a great deal of stress to those who are challenged to adjust and need true and authentic help.
As a minority owned and operated company, we know all too often what it means to be the "only" one in the room. These have served as golden opportunities to share what diversity can bring to exclusive environments. However, we have had our share of hurt in hearing things and being asked to do things that those not like us did not have to do. We cite this here to show that our training sessions are not textbook based, but designed from authentic and real experiences, as recent as 2010.
Our diversity trainings are a compilation of exercises, dialogue, role playing, and case studies where group work is required. The primary goal is to increase a participant's cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills based on the assumption that the training/experience(s) will benefit the environment(s) the individual will return to. In order to avoid any preconceived assumptions, 85% of the work is done during the training with approximately 15% done prior to and after the training.
Don't wait, let the "moja" assist you in binging diversity to your community, workplace or home. Please email and let us know what your needs are and we will coordinate with you to design a Diversity Plan that is for for your company, organization or community.
Below are the Top 10 most requested trainings our company has provided in regards to diversity (in alphabetical order):
- Diversifying My Workplace & Community
- Diversity 101 - Cultural Consciousness
- Do I Need Cream in my Coffee?
- Is My Pink Showing? (for LGBT environments)
- The Sexual Orientation Soup Bowl - Understanding LGBT Individuals!
- Understanding Transgender Individuals - 101
- Whose In the Cubicle Next to Me?
- Why Are All the Blacks Sitting Together?
- Why Can't I Ask That Question...
- Why Using Unfriendly Terminology & Jokes
In the words of Ola Joseph, diversity is not about how we differ, diversity is about embracing one another' uniqueness. All of us have something valuable and important to bring to the table - we just have to believe this and embrace it without conditions.