Research shows companies who embrace DEI culture are 2X as likely to achieve their financial targets and 6X more adaptive to shifting environments. Diversity workshops help you build a solid DEI culture.

And the best diversity & inclusion workshops give you dynamic tips or strategies to enhance your DEI initiatives.

Here are 6 examples [free and paid]:

1. She+Geeks Out

She+Geeks Out (SGO) has various diversity and inclusion training workshops about sensitive real-world workplace issues. 

These diversity workshops include:

  • Understanding and Addressing Racism
  • Inclusive Hiring and Recruitment Practices
  • Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
  • Allyship in the Workplace
  • Running Inclusive Meetings
  • & more

SGO also offers customized diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops where you can tailor learning objectives based on your specific needs or priorities. 

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

The fees for SGO’s diversity & inclusion workshops vary. Fill out the form at the bottom of their diversity workshops page to learn more about their programs and pricing.  

 

2. Coursera — Essec Business School 

Coursera is one of the most popular online education service providers, with thousands of programs. The Essec Business school offers a DEI program on Coursera called Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. It is an online asynchronous workshop, so you complete it based on your schedule. 

This workshop covers essential DEI topics, including diversity perceptions and the disruptive forces of diversity in the modern workplace. Like most Coursera courses, you have the option of getting a certificate at the end of the 13-hour workshop. So you can add it to your LinkedIn profile or print a copy to hang in your office. 

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

Enrolling in the workshop is FREE, but you have to pay for the certificate at the end of the program. 

 

3. Corporate Class Inc. 

Corporate Class Inc. offers customized in-person and online diversity and inclusion workshops focusing on:

  • anti-racism and indigenous issues
  • empowered mindset for women, transgender, and non-binary people
  • DEI leadership for HR pros
  • disability issues
  • & more

Corporate Class Inc. established its Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) as a designated space for diversity workshops and a source of DEI strategies. Their goal is also to find and fix policy gaps to improve workplace collaborations.

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

Corporate Class Inc.’s diversity and inclusion workshops are 90-120 minutes per session. Pricing varies, so you’ll need to contact their team for more information.  

 

4. American Management Association

The American Management Association’s (AMA) flexible Diversity and Inclusion certificate program offers 3 real-time sessions in-person in an AMA classroom, at your office, or online.

Through AMA’s diversity workshops, you’ll learn how to create more inclusive collaborations at work through teamwork and leadership. This program dives deeper into DEI issues than other standard inclusion and diversity workshops. 

And, the course comes with helpful reference materials you can use after the course ends (e.g., on-demand lessons the lessons from the workshop). 

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

These in-depth workshops on diversity and inclusion are $3,295 for non-members and $2,995 for AMA members. Their schedule is posted on their website to quickly sign up for the 3-day program.

 

5. Compliance Training Group 

One of Compliance Training Group’s diversity workshops is called “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Workshop Edition.”

This 3-session program dives into the essential topic of stereotypes, diversity, and cultural competence.

The workshop is divided into 3 segments, with journaling and discussion opportunities during each.

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

These inclusion and diversity workshops are 4-5 hours long, and you’ll need to contact the Compliance Training Group for customized pricing.

 

6. University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Equity and Diversity Certificate Program offers a structured framework to help participants understand the importance of DEI initiatives at work.

Participating in the diversity workshops:

— Offers participants a theoretical framework for understanding equity and diversity work

— Helps participants develop necessary skills for equity and diversity work

— Gives participants direct experience working and communicating across differences

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop Fees

The diversity workshops are free for all current students, staff, & faculty at the University of Minnesota.

And prices for external participants are:

  • $100 per workshop for self-supporting participants
  • $150 per workshop for external participants sponsored by their employer that is a non-profit, government agency, or non-University of Minnesota college or university
  • $175 per workshop for external participants sponsored by their employer, a business, or a corporate entity. 

After completing the 10 inclusion and diversity workshops, you’ll get an official Equity and Diversity certificate.

 

Why I wrote this:

Ongig’s mission is to create effective and inclusive job descriptions to help you reach more diverse talent. Taking part in diversity workshops helps give you the tools you’ll need to hire (and keep) diverse talent too.

 

Shout-outs:

  1.  Diversity and inclusion at the workplace offered by Essec Business School
  2.  Compliance Training Group – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Workshop Edition 
  3.  She+Geeks Out DEI Workshops
  4.  Deloitte – The Organization of the Future Arriving Now
  5.  AMA – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program 
  6.  Corporate Class Inc. – DEI Training 
  7.  University of Minnesota – Equity and Diversity Certificate Program 
  8. Feature image (by Fauxels on Pexels)

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