Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
"When we are talking about diversity, it is not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us."
What is the “Why” for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training?
Organizations who invest in having on-going diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have experienced the following benefits:
More fully engaged employees - Research suggests that the more engaged employees are, they work harder, they feel happier, and they perform better. This increases productivity.
Increased employee retention
Enhanced talent pipeline
Employee of choice
Inclusive culture - Inclusive workplaces improve communication with leadership and team members, and boosts employee morale
Reduction in lawsuits from employees with less related incidences of discrimination lawsuits
Additionally, a study from Deloitte showed that organizations with an inclusive culture are 3x more likely to performing higher.
What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training?
Our trainings and facilitator discussions are designed to help participants understand what diversity is, and how they can create a more diverse environment that will be equity and inclusive for all team members. When training, we encourage an environment focused on respect to create a safe space.
Our team has created a signature program to assist our clients with creating inclusive cultures. Our S.O.A.R. Blueprint for our diversity, equity, and inclusion experience is a customized action plan for promoting growth. The S.O.A.R acronym stands for customizing the right Strategy to develop Objective(s) and goals to Achieve the client’s desired Results.
Our objective is to create solutions and execute powerful diversity, equity, and inclusion training that will increase productivity, improve performance, and inspire a culture where employees are valued, heard, and feel a sense of belonging.
Our team of dedicated professionals have backgrounds in delivering a cohesive diverse, equity, and inclusion curriculum. Our consultants have worked with various clients in the areas of diversity & inclusion, unconscious bias, multicultural awareness, change management, and team development.
Our founder, Tina E. Gilbert, is personally focused and committed to using her voice, values, and skills to drive change in diversity and inclusion. Her focus is to provide developmental tools to empower leaders for their Next Level of excellence. With her 25 plus years of professional experience in the areas of leadership, organizational development, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. Tina is committed to growth and development in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space and is a lifelong learner.
eCornell University Diversity and Inclusion Certification, Completion September 2020
Training: Inclusion Diversity Equity Access Leadership Strategic Support (IDEALS Institute) University of Arkansas, 2019
Training: Our Town Arkansas, Just Communities of Arkansas for Inclusive Leadership, 2015
Developed and taught Diversity and Inclusion training for a four-state footprint in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas for a financial institution, 2019-2020
Taught, participated, developed: Diversity Café, which was open conversational sessions focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity, 2015-2019
Participated on the Diversity and Inclusion task force for Arkansas Children’s Hospital