About Virtual (And Live) Diversity From The Inside Out", "Conversations," and Consulting!

Our Diversity From The Inside Out-The 3M Framework is designed to take employees on a journey that moves the concept of equity from their heads to their hearts! Billions of dollars have been spent on unsuccessful initiatives because the only focus was having an initiative not dealing with biases all people possess due to their life circumstances. Our motto is, "Diversity is not a head issue; it is a heart issue.Moving diversity from the head to the heart takes analyzing interpersonal bias that people may unknowingly have and helping them realize the bias's impact on people of color.

We live in a day and age where we can no longer ignore the need to focus on systems to engage, support, and understand Diverse Communities. Many times, biases we have and preconceived notions prevent this from happening. 

Being proactive and implementing systems to educate and motivate people to embrace a new mindset toward other cultures can benefit your leaders, staff, customers, clients, schools, students, and educators.

Look at the video below to hear from one of our customers on the West Coast regarding their virtual "Diversity Journey!" 

Virtual Diversity 3M Framework

Our virtual (and live) training and consulting, focusing on three critical. We call it the Diversity 3M Framework! The framework is designed to be an inside-out engagement for training models alone don't change the heart behind why a person thinks about racial equity in the manner they do.  We have a process where all stakeholders are engaged and discussing DEI, without fear or threat of being wrong or accused of being "racist." 

M1-Mindset - We help people go on a journey of historical perspectives of diverse relationships that have consciously or unconsciously impacted how they view diverse populations. In our work, we have found that this is the epicenter of biases that some people are unaware of. Our consulting, coaching, and training help people analyze their mindset and develop a growth mindset relating to diversity that leads to a new understanding of how their words, actions, and deeds can impact marginalized groups.  We will help your team members via a growth mindset see diverse populations from a new lens.  
M2-Motivation -One of the challenges with most diversity issues is it only focuses on training and posters—sort of a check off the box focus. Our system is designed to motivate people to understand "why" they need to make this shift. We will provide instruction on the historical journey of the marginalized populations and the significant contributions of many when given a chance. We will also discuss the organizational benefit to all stakeholders when people are perceived as equals in our nation's growth and prosperity.
M3-Memorization - One of the most significant challenges of most diversity and inclusion initiatives is the lack of follow-through. Companies, workforce development agencies, schools, and districts rarely weave in long-term success strategies via continuous education via webinars, coaching, and videos. We work with our organizations to do monthly quick-hit videos, webinars, staff and leader interviews, etc.,  to keep equity motivation on the mind of all involved. On-going education and employee interaction are critical to establishing a culture of equity motivation.

The goal is to establish a culture where diversity motivation is a part of the culture. HR and other key leaders must be involved. This is essential so that current staff and new, are well aware of the need to embrace the company culture relating to diversity!

Our Virtual and Live Diversity "Journey" Process

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Virtual DEI Leadership Think-Tank With One of Our Customers!

We initially meet virtually with company or organization leaders (and key staff) to discuss where they are, what has been done, successes, failures, etc. We also want to understand what are the organizational goals. It is essential to make sure we are on the same page and committed to the same goals and objectives. Our firm's value proposition is we are not looking for just another opportunity to speak on this subject; we want to see hearts changed. We take our customers on an equity "Journey," for most Diversity Programs have had limited success with training alone!

This takes more than posters on a wall, it takes commitment from all involved! 

Our Virtual "Diversity Journey" Offerings

We offer the following three ways of working with your organization.

1. Virtual (Or Live) Diversity From The Inside Out One-Time Training - We focus on Diversity From The Inside Out and helping staff and leaders go through a reflective process of seeing the commanalities we all possess.  We provide tools to rethink and reframe old ways of thinking relating to fellow employee or customer interactions. This can be during staff development, leadership retreat, or other professional development. 

2. Virtual (Or Live) Diversity From The Inside Out Think-Tank Sessions - Before we start on the process of establishing a full-blown initiative, we take engage leaders via our Diversity journey for two to three months, bi-weekly.  This is to ensure they are made aware of and educated on DEI, and comfortable in their understanding and self-reflection before rolling it out to their staff.  Most companies simply roll out programs without first getting leaders on board. This can lead to a DEI decline and staff not getting on board. 

3. Virtual (Or Live) Diversity From The Inside Out (On-Going Consulting) - We provide monthly conversations, development of an organizational task force, leadership interviews (with your leaders) on localized equity best practices. This is a comprehensive plan designed for organizations looking to engage the 3M Framework on a grander scale. Again, we focus on a "Journey" for this is the only way to reach the hearts of people relating to Diversity. 

Virtual (Or Live) DEI Diversity From The Inside Out Leadership Coaching 

We offer DEI leadership coaching in a group or individually customized format. Many of our customers offer our DEI coaching to leaders who desire to learn and grow relating to Diversity-without having to deal with attempting to understand in meetings and training. No matter what the model, we customize our coaching to help the leader gain a new understanding of DEI on a personal basis. In doing so, they have a safe, insightful, and knowledgeable space to grow in their DEI understanding. Our team has over 70 years of combined experience! 

Contact us to discuss taking your leaders on a Virtual DEI Coaching Experience. 

Virtual (Or Live) Training Systems (Other Offerings) 

Our company does offer the traditional training needed to move the DEI needle.  Our training systems are more like "Think Tanks" for they engage all attendees in a way that they want to learn, grow and progress in their DEI knowledge.  Sessions Include:

  1. Microaggressions Training
  2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Understanding Training
  3. Implicit Bias Training
  4. DEI Active Listening Training
  5. Cultural Awareness Training
  6. DEI Emotional Intelligence Training
  7. DEI Teamwork Training
  8. Racial Equity Training
  9. Other Customized Events!

To discuss, call us at (302) 834-1040, email, info@coachdspeaks.com or schedule a time at https://calendly.com/coachdspeaks/strategycall

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