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Building Inclusive Organizations

By training your people, you make inclusion an organizational strength, and your organization will benefit from the inclusion of the diverse voices that reflect your market. 

Elevate’s acclaimed justice, equity, diversity and inclusion training is designed around the needs of each client. We offer foundational training as well as more advanced, in-depth courses, customized to the specific needs of each organization. 

Our training can accommodate smaller groups right up to teams of 300 plus. We work across time zones and internationally. 

Elevate’s training is currently delivered virtually by CEO and head facilitator Natasha Tony, and a team of skilled co-hosts. 

If you would like to discuss your training needs, please email info@elevate-inclusion.com

Elevate Education: JEDI Foundations

Each session in this empowering series allows for entry points for learners new to the concepts of anti-racism and anti-oppression work and also offers deeper analysis for those familiar with these terms and realities. The series covers equity, diversity, and inclusion language and the core concepts of racism, anti-racism, White supremacy, colonialism, privilege, oppression, and discrimination. We then move on to awareness, allyship, justice, solidarity, and reconciliation. The sessions are engaging and interactive with opportunities for small and large group sharing as well as the use of videos, polls, surveys, online games, and interactive handouts.

INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES

This training is ideal for organizations who need their team members to develop a baseline of knowledge and understanding around anti-discrimination, unconscious bias, cultural awareness, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). The course is also of great benefit to organizations that are experiencing issues with maintaining a respectful culture and who wish to ensure the psychological health and safety of their team members.

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

This training is critical for Senior management, HR professionals, and board members who wish to gain insight into how unconscious bias may negatively affect their service, their organization, and the people within it. It is particularly helpful for individuals with a commitment to building a fairer recruitment system and ensuring that all employees enjoy the same opportunities for advancement and growth.

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

This empowering course is a great first step for CEOs, team leaders, board members and supervisors who wish to start developing and practicing critical inclusive leadership skills. The perspectives and tools gained during the training will harness the benefits of inclusion for both the leader and the entire organization. The training explores how to lead with inclusive leadership principles, covering topics such as cultural awareness, authentic communication, and conflict resolution strategies.

BUILDING INCLUSIVE ORGANIZATIONS 3-4 PART SERIES

This program provides a deeper dive for senior leadership teams who are committed to making their organization inclusive. The program helps organizations adapt to new standards and new expectations and sets them up for success in an evolving world. It will guide their understanding of the scope of the work, and the preparation needed when integrating the concepts of equity diversity and inclusion into their operations and services. Leaders from national arts organizations, labour unions, law firms, creative industries and social justice organizations have started their JEDI journeys with this program.

INCLUSIVE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

This 8-module series, designed for Creative Industries members, starts with a foundational understanding of discrimination and its impact on underrepresented groups in the creative industry. It covers types of discrimination, dominant culture vs inclusive culture, unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, cultural awareness, and the psychosocial effects of discrimination. It then moves on to how to be an ally, how to make effective interventions and use conflict resolution strategies. It ends with modules on how to be an inclusive leader, how to hire, promote and retain team members in an inclusive way, and how to be an effective coach and mentor for today’s inclusive workplace. Attendees finish with a session on JEDI initiatives to take back to their organization.

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