Diversity and Inclusion
“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing and inclusion.” — Max de Pree
There has been a strong push in recent years for companies to develop diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices within their organizations. Research has consistently demonstrated that D&I practices lead to increased job performance, organizational commitment and engagement. When employees feel included in their workplace, they are more likely to buy in to management decisions, trust their direct supervisors and feel supported by their organization. A diverse employee body brings with it diverse ideas, thoughts and creativity that can help increase the organization’s success and effectiveness.
Our mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to understand and implement successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. The first step in this process is to create an understanding and awareness of the facets of diversity so that businesses can move toward a culture of inclusivity. We offer tailored, evidence-based D&I programs focused on embracing diversity and inclusion in crucial areas of your organization.
Training and Development
Diversity and inclusion influence all areas of work life. Our training and development programs target essential areas in your company for increasing D&I. This way, your company can gain the wealth of benefits that promoting diversity brings. Our training courses build competencies in the following areas:
- Cultural Intelligence
- Unconscious Bias and Micromessages
- Diversity, Conflict and Communication
- Building the Business Case for D&I
- Leveraging Diversity of Thought in Teams
- Generational Diversity
- Diversity Awareness
- Cultural Awareness
Diversity and Inclusion Assessments and Surveys
Corporate College provides a validated method to assess the current state of D&I in your organization. We use a customized approach to survey development, fitting each developed survey to the needs of the client. These surveys and assessments play a key role in identifying the future state of your company’s D&I culture and ensuring that key competencies are targeted through our corporate training programs.
Partnerships and Resources
According to The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, diversity and inclusion practices enable organizations to attract, recruit, engage and retain the world’s best talent in today’s growing and changing global marketplace. These efforts result in more innovative and successful work teams able to tackle today’s biggest challenges through effective problem-solving and decision-making capabilities — ultimately contributing to the agility and success of organizations like yours.