Diversity and Beyond Inc.
Diversity and Beyond Inc.

Training Programs

Anti-Racism and Allyship

Participants: All employees 

Duration: 2 hours 


Everyone plays a part in disrupting/dismantling/interrupting racism. This workshop will help employees understand racism against black people, indigenous people, and people of colour.


The workshop will deconstruct racism, explain how it shows up in teams, workplace, client interactions, and in the community. It will also explore the contributing factors such as stereotypes, unconscious bias, micro-aggression, and the legal, moral, and business case for racial equity. The workshop will include steps to open conversations on race and address racism at a micro level; Educate, Accept, and Execute. Finally, it will include a framework for Allyship, from denial and bystander to an active advocate.


Prior to attending the workshop, participants will complete an Implicit Association Test (IAT) prepared by Harvard University that will help identify one’s unconscious bias against a number of factors.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe racism
  • Display empathy towards BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour)   
  • Have open discussions with people of colour
  • Build an inclusive culture and community
  • Be an ally and disrupt racist actions, behaviour and practices


Anti-Racism and Inclusive Leadership

Participants: People Leaders

Duration: 2 hours


Leaders and those with power and privilege play a hugely instrumental role in addressing racism at the “workplace”, “client space” and in larger community. This workshop will focus on inclusive leadership in this difficult time to address racism against BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) with particular focus on people of African and Caribbean ancestry.


It will cover the following:

  • Factors that contribute to racism such as power and privilege, stereotypes, unconscious bias, micro aggression, white supremacy and white fragility.
  • The four-stage process to foster inclusive leadership: Educate, Accept, Execute and Evaluate. 
  • Framework for courageous conversations about race including the trauma associated with the current status of race relations and an approach to move from a bystander to a champion.


By the end of the session, leaders will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how power and privilege permeate within organizational systems and culture
  • Demonstrate inclusive leadership following the four-stage process
  • Hold courageous conversations and address racism in their circle of influence


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Workplace

Participants: All employees

Duration: 3 hours


This workshop is based on research and insights aimed at understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at our workplaces.


The workshop will discuss the different forms of discrimination in modern times based on research, data and insights. The module will cover inclusion, culture of belonging, exclusion vs inclusion, equality vs equitability, unconscious bias, and stereotype and will help participants understand WHY you should care (based on Mckinsey’s global research on diversity and inclusion). It will also help the participants understand the business, moral and the legal case for diversity and inclusion.


Finally, the workshop will focus on steps to bring change at an individual level:

  1. Awareness
  2. Openness and fairness
  3. Speak up
  4. Check your assumptions 
  5. Respect differences


By the end of the session, the participants will be able to do the following:


  • Thrive in a culture of belonging
  • Display behaviors that support diversity and inclusion
  • Be an ally and speak up against actions that discriminate, exclude, and reinforce stereotypes 

Inclusive Leadership

Participants: Senior Leaders, People Managers

Duration: 2 hours


What leaders say and do has an outsized impact on others.  Research indicates that this effect is even more pronounced when they are leading diverse teams. Subtle words and acts of exclusion by leaders, or overlooking the exclusive behaviors of others, easily reinforces the status quo. It takes energy and deliberate effort to create an inclusive culture, and that starts with leaders paying more attention to what they say and do on a daily basis and making adjustments as necessary. This highly interactive workshop is directed at leaders and is practical in nature. 


This workshop emphasizes practical exercises and links DEI to activities leaders are responsible for such as setting strategy, managing risks and problem solving.

Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Participants: All employees

Duration: 2 hours


Our brain automatically uses short-cuts to navigate an incredible amount of data and information and makes snap decisions about who we prefer and who we avoid.  The Mitigate Unconscious Bias course is an interactive and engaging training session that features a deep dive into unconscious bias, how it leads to stereotyping, and how everyone of us is affected by it. It will take the team through practical tips on how to limit the damaging power of stereotyping and instead build inclusion. Disrupting bias using tools and creating a more balanced and inclusive culture are the core learning objectives of the session.