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Diversity Training

Diversity Training

We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in the world.

Talking about diversity matters—especially race and racism—for a lot of people is like bringing up a dirty family secret at the annual reunion. It's uncomfortable and painful. Most people would rather avoid it or tiptoe around the toughest parts. Every person has an opinion about race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Yet many feel awkward expressing it around people outside of their normal circle of friends and family.

At Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., we believe that having an open dialogue is the most important effort in building knowledge, promoting healing, and increasing respect for cultural differences. We challenge audiences to think about the way they think when it comes to living near, socializing with, or working in an environment where everybody is not the same. Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, into the values of organizational culture are good business practices. We teach those committed to fairness and respect in a diverse world how to impact life through greater cultural competence. Using interactive exercises and discussions, we help individuals examine their behaviors, communications, and mindsets to uncover any bias that they may be harboring and unconsciously exhibiting. In so doing, we enlighten audiences, ask for accountability, offer solutions, and promote bold action against unfairness and prejudice. It all starts with open and meaningful dialogue. In the end, we hope to teach participants how to accept each person on their own merits and not because of faulty stereotypes and cultural ignorance.

We train in the following topics:

  • Identifying unconscious bias
  • Defining microaggressions
  • Overcoming stereotyping
  • Rooting out systemic discrimination
  • Differentiating between equity and equality
  • Creating an inclusive workplace
  • Storytelling to overcome bias
  • Encouraging bystander actions to discrimination
  • Becoming an ally in the fight against discrimination
  • Leading a diverse workforce
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Contact us to bring these important diversity, equity, and inclusion topics to your workplace. They educate, foster healing, and build more respectful relationships. When we understand each other better, we can accept and appreciate each other more.