Training for Impact
Are you fed up with trainings that are full of abstract concepts but give you no tools to apply what you’ve learned? Are you tired of conversations about inclusion that focus on blame and shame and leave people feeling excluded rather than invited in?
At Change Works, we know your time and training dollars are precious, so we focus on building training programs that get results. That’s why our programs are:
- Behavior-based: It’s not enough that participants leave with new ideas, they need to leave ready to take on new behaviors. At Change Works, we equip participants with concrete skills and behaviors to improve employee engagement, reduce bias, and build a culture of inclusion.
- Inclusive and future focused: Nothing good comes of putting your team members in a situation where they feel defensive about past actions. That’s why Change Works trainings are designed to create an inclusive, blame-free space that focuses participants on how they can be part of building a stronger organization.
- Experiential: People learn by doing. Change Works trainings include activities and practice sessions that promote deeper understanding and help people apply what they’ve learned.
From a 2 hour introduction to implicit bias to a 2 day deep dive into building an inclusive culture, Change Works trainings give your team the skills and confidence they need to create a workplace where everyone is valued and productive. Email [email protected] today to schedule your training.
- The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: In today’s world, building diverse and inclusive teams is not a nice-to-have, it’s a must have, and everyone has a role to play. This workshop lays out the case for why and introduces practices for how.
- Managing Implicit Bias: Everyone has bias, and sometimes our unconscious bias undermines our best intentions. This workshop goes beyond the science of implicit bias to equip participants with concrete strategies they can use to reduce and mitigate bias in the workplace.
- See Something, Say Something: How to Intervene When Things Aren’t Right: We all want to be the person who can respond when we hear an inappropriate statement or see behavior that hurts others, but unless we’ve practiced, there’s a good chance we’ll feel tongue-tied in the moment. In this workshop, participants learn and practice the skills they need to be the person who does act.
- Recognizing and Stopping Micro Aggression: It’s often the little things that undermine inclusion, things that you don’t see unless they happen to you–or unless you’re on the lookout for them. Participants in this workshop learn to spot these “microaggressions,” how to support people affected by them, and how to stop them.
- Communicating Across Difference 1: Compassionate Listening: Conversations about diversity and inclusion can be difficult. Compassionate listening not only helps de-escalate these hard conversations, it is also one of the most effective ways to create the conditions in which you can be heard. This workshop teaches you how.
- Communicating Across Difference 2: Telling Your Personal Story: If we step back from the social media flame wars, we see that rarely does data change people’s minds. But sometimes a personal story can change hearts. This workshop helps participants of all backgrounds learn how to tell own personal stories and use them to promote inclusion.
- Different Isn’t Wrong: Understanding Cultural Competence and Humility: When talking to a superior, do you look them in the eye or look away? Do you shake hands, hug, or keep your hands to yourself? Do you keep your ketchup in the refrigerator or the cupboard (and why does that matter for innovation)? We have expectations about how people should act from our culture, but we can miss out on new ideas or effective collaboration if we assume ours is the only way to do things.
- Talking to Kids About Race and Racism: It can be hard enough to talk to adults about race, prejudice, and justice–how do you talk about it with young kids? Equal parts discussion and practice session, this workshop will empower adults with the skills they need to discuss race, racism and fairness with the children in their lives.
- Measuring Equity in the Workplace: “What gets measured gets managed.” You can measure inclusion. This workshop explores how to use lead and lag measures related to issues such as diversity, employee engagement, and psychological safety to track your progress and fine tune your efforts.
- Psychological Safety, Identity, and Creating High Performing Teams: Google’s Project Aristotle found that psychological safety, the belief that a team is safe for risk taking, is the greatest predictor of team effectiveness. This workshop teaches the skills to promote psychological safety in your workplace, especially for those who may feel less safe because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Change Works Consulting, LLC works with a variety of seasoned trainers to provide high-quality educational experiences that encourage engagement and support concrete action and behavior change.
“I’ve been to several workshops on diversity and implicit bias, and noticed that others in the room sometimes move quickly to feeling powerless, and defensive. This presentation focused on concrete steps for individuals to take, as well as indicating some larger social structural issues that also need to be tackled.”Cinda Nofziger, Ph.D.
Archivist for Academic Programs and Outreach
Bentley Historical Library
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