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DEI Staff Discussion

The DEI Staff Discussion Meeting is a structured conversation designed to create a safer and courageous space for staff to discuss the impact that racism, oppression, implicit bias, discrimination, and inequities have on their work and the people they support or manage. This service is customized to reflect local and national events. 

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Description

The DEI Staff Discussion Meeting includes:

  • A customized meeting session that includes opening activities, introductions, mini-icebreakers, group agreements, core discussion questions, and closing activities that all reflect DEI topics that your organization or team would like to process.

  • Tools that help participants develop a deeper understanding of the emotional and physical impact that these topics have on themselves and their team.

  • Customized discussion questions that are open-ended and reflect the specific area, such as the #blacklivesmatter movement, racism in American, or the impact of racism in the workplace or in your school.

  • Reflection tools after the meeting to keep the conversation alive and to help process the conversation and topics that were discussed.

  • Multiple meeting formats that include large group and small group reflections using advanced Zoom video conferences

Issues Addressed

  • You want your team to talk about issues of implicit bias, discrimination, racism, or other DEI topics, but want to ensure that the conversation happens in a safe, open, courageous, and equitable way.

  • You want to start having conversations about DEI topics but need support from a skilled facilitator to ensure that any challenges that might occur can be properly addressed.

  • You want to make sure that you provide time and space for your team to process the impact of local and national issues related to discrimination or racism and need help making sure that the meeting is well structured for staff, no matter their starting points and knowledge about the topic.

 

Implementation Details & Timeline

The following is a list of task that is included when you purchase this meeting:

  • Complete contract or PO

    • Our contracts team will work with you to expedite the contract and compliance process so we can start working together as soon as possible

    • We accept POs as well. We have our standard service agreement that we use or we can use your organization's if needed

  • Assign a Training Synergist to support you along your entire journey

    • You will be assigned a training synergist who will be your point person to ensure that the implementation of this meeting happens smoothly. They will reach out to you and make sure that all of your needs are met

    • Time - Automatically happens the moment you reach out to us

  • Conduct a 60-minute industry & needs assessment

    • Our team will conduct a 60-minute assessment to customize the meeting based on your organization's needs. This meeting includes special customizations for municipalities, technology companies, K-12 schools, universities, and medical institutions, and nonprofits

    • Time - 60 minutes

  • Bundling Coaching, Infrastructure, Assessment, or Consulting services with this Meeting?

    • Our team will help create a plan that outlines which services need to happen first and which milestones will be accomplished along the way

    • We will make sure to keep the planning of services simple and easy to follow

  • Finalize all logistics

    • Your training synergist will create a simple process for your staff to access the meeting. We use secure Zoom meetings, but can also use WebEx if needed.

    • Time - 30-40 minutes

  • Facilitate Meeting with customizations

    • Your training synergist will facilitate the meeting and take notes about any needs that may have arisen that need to be reported back to you

    • Time - 2.5 hours - 3.5 hours depending on customizations and topics

  • Schedule an evaluation and next steps meeting

    • Your training synergist will provide you with the meeting evaluation results and discuss recommendations and next steps with you

    • Time - 30-minute meeting after the service is delivered

 

General Training Logistics

Here, you will find general Meeting logistics that may be customized: 

  • We can host small meetings with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 35 people. We also offer larger meeting sizes of 50+ people with additional cost and logistics required.

  • Meetings are between 2.5 and 3.5 hours long on average but can be customized to 1 hour and 90-minute sessions.

    • Reducing the time means that the learning objects and outcomes may change as well. This is all worked out during the assessment process

  • We will send via email any of the follow-up documents that were included or mentioned in the meeting so participants can access them

 

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