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Guiding Discrimination Discussion

The Guiding Discrimination Discussions Training provides all of the necessary training and support tools to design and guide discussion meetings about the impact that racism, oppression, implicit bias, discrimination, and inequities have on staff work relationships, policies, procedures, and personal life.

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Do you need our team to facilitate a disucssion about racism or discrimination with your staff?


The Guiding Facilitation Discussions Training includes:

  • Experiential learning by sitting through 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. This experiential learning is also customized to reflect specific workplace areas, such as hiring, promotions, conversations, staff evaluations, policies, and structures.

  • Design tools to allow your staff to customize discussion questions and the structure of the meetings to ensure that the people guiding it know how to assess the needs of your team and adjust the activities to minimize issues that may occur.

  • Support with preparing staff to have conversations about their experiences in a group setting with others. This includes sharing your own versus other people's experiences, trigger warnings, and self-assessment on how to know if a person feels comfortable sharing a topic with someone else.

  • Tools and best practices on how to design and guide discussions on difficult and emotional topics such as the #blacklivesmatter movement, racism in American, or the impact of racism in the workplace.

  • Developing skills to create the necessary agreements and norms needed for staff to participate in discussions about difficult issues.

  • Learn how to design a series of discussions on one topic or on topics that are all related to each other.


Issues Addressed

  • You want your staff to engage in difficult conversations about discrimination but know that they will need specialized training. 

  • You want to make sure that conversations about racism, discrimination, or workplace microaggressions do lead to conflict or harm after the meetings are over

  • You want to make sure that your team knows how to handle potential issues that might show up when discussing controversial and challenging issues.

  • You may have had past experiences where leaders tried to engage in conversations about discrimination that did not go so well and you want to attempt to rebuild trust and heighten participation moving forward.

Detail & Timeline

Implementation Details & Timeline

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

  • 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 training 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 training based on your organization's needs. This training 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 Training?

    • 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 training. We use secure Zoom meetings, but can also use WebEx if needed.

    • Time - 30-40 minutes

  • Facilitate Training with customizations

    • Your training synergist will facilitate the training 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 training 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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