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Our Popular Curriculum Training Courses
Working With Indigenous Communities
Effective communication and consultation is critical to working with American Indians and Alaska Native tribal governments. To facilitate greater understanding of tribal culture the WEBB Advisory Group offers several training courses that highlight and honor nation-to-nation, corporate relations, and community and civic engagement in our relationships with our tribal partners that respect the sovereignty of those great nations.
Discovering Social Identities
Social identity refers to the aspects of someone that are formed in relation to the society they belong to. We each have multiple social identities. It's our most prevalent social identifies which help us to identify with certain collective thinking or social environments because they empower us.
This is not about personality traits it's about the interests that make up your identity and sense of self, feelings of belonging or social identities that describe the socially constructed groups that are present in specific environments within human societies (such as race/gender/religion, sexual
orientation, etc.) Click here to get our Social Identities Wheel
Redefining Cultural Competency:
Learning Cultural Sensitivity
Can we ever really become culturally competent? Can we ever in our limited environmental understanding "walk in the shoes" of someone from another culture? At the WEBB Advisory Group, we don't believe so. HOWEVER, what we can become is culturally sensitive. Our signature course helps you lead with compassion and empathy and gain a deeper understanding of the differences that define us.
Understanding My Personal Biases:
Identifying, Acknowledging and Accepting Biases
Our biases are strong, preconceived notions of someone or something, based on information we have, or perceive to have. We all have biases. They are subjective ways of thinking that originate from in individuals own perception or points of view. In this interactive session you will learn the many different types of bias that people experience…the trick is to discern your own biases and the way you perceive others.
Creating a Self-Actualized Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access Roadmap.
Yes, you guessed it…this is the work of Abraham Maslow, founder of humanistic psychology (I am a very practical humanist) and Maslow believed that becoming a fully formed adult meant that we put aside those things that prevented us from actualizing our purpose on the planet. Self-actualizing means that you see the problem of any ‘ism’ in terms of a challenge that requires solutions rather than complaints or excuses. He also viewed it as someone who was non-conforming, socially compassionate, fair, and non-discriminating. In this module we will explore that humanistic approach for real behavioral change, real community change, real workforce change, real heart change.
Our Most Popular Training
Women & Diversity:
Beyond Gender, LGBTQ+, Religion, and Race
The WEBB Advisory Group
A female colleague said to me the other day… “I don’t know what’s happening…I’m feeling invisible. My male colleagues talk over me in meetings or interrupt me when I’m talking. I’m not sure we are getting anywhere with diversity and inclusion.”
Diversity fatigue is in the air. Let’s discuss how the objectives of diversity, equity, and inclusion have become distorted and are losing focus on achieving diversity of thought and maximizing the contributions of women regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, or race in the workplace.
Join the WEBB Advisory Group for a discussion on Women & Diversity: Beyond Gender, LGBTQ+, Religion, and Race.
How To Have Difficult Conversations?
At The WEBB Advisory Group, WE Imagine a World Where Each Individual Can Soar, Where Our Common Humanity and Not Our Differences Is What Helps Shape Policy, Drives Education, And Creates Environments of Inclusion and Belonging for Everyone. Learn how to have difficult conversations that matter.
The WEBB Advisory Group 4 Step Educational Process
The Real Road to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Because we believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and social Justice transform narratives in business, community, education, public policy, and communities, we commit to providing you with tools for honest reflection and structural change. – But what does that mean, and what is your role in helping to reach this goal?
Our 4-step educational process has 2-modules per course to help move you towards a real understanding of behavior change and is a commitment to your growth by giving you the tools to move out of your comfort zone, making this a strategy for your everyday life.
Defining and Clarifying your role in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access.
Module 1 - I Spy with My Little Eye (e-learning/virtual/in-person) How do you see the world around you? In part 1 of this series, you will learn to discern how you really see the world around you and discover the tools you need to become culturally competent to achieve a true understanding of what diversity, equity and inclusion can look like – when we look inside ourselves first.
Module 2 - Reflection and Introspection (virtual / in-person) Learning to listen intently to your heart can help lead to and understanding the development of racial identity in America which is the key to understanding racial justice in America. Learn to listen to your heart and learn to have conversations about race in America
Understanding My Personal Biases
Module 1 – Identifying, Acknowledging and Accepting Biases (virtual / in-person) Our biases are strong, preconceived notions of someone or something, based on information we have, or perceive to have. We all have biases. They are subjective ways of thinking that originate from in individuals own perception or points of view. In this session you will learn the many different types of bias that people experience…the trick is to discern your own biases and the way you perceive others.
Module 2 – Are You Color Blind? (virtual / in-person) Quite honestly when you say, “I don’t see color,” what you are really saying is you do not see me or any BIPOC. True allies acknowledge differences, ask questions to better understand. You cannot fight for anything unless you know what you are fighting for. Let us talk about race – and what scares you the most.
Out of My Comfort Zone – Now What?
Module 1 – The 7 Traits of a Real Inclusive Leader (in-person only) You know you became a leader because you are good at making the right decisions. Basically, you are good at getting the job done through your people. And that includes diversity, equity, and inclusion. The problem is however that effective leadership takes the responsibility for this critical issue and doesn’t delegate it to become frozen in the middle where managers lack the decision-making authority to become a sustainable model of effective leadership. Learn the seven-character traits of inclusive leadership to create a high performing organization.
Module 2 – Do This afraid…Using Fear and Mistakes to Overcome (in-person only) In this module you will learn about the mistakes you will encounter. The failures and how many of your own staff may walk away. Let’s get uncomfortable to get comfortable. Fear or Facing Everything and Rising to welcome and use the skills you have gained in implementing and building an inclusive and sustainable environment. It’s now or never and we will give you the tools to make it now.
Part 4 - Moving Forward
Module 1 – Creating a Self-Actualized Roadmap (in-person recommend / virtual) Yes, you guessed it…this is the work of Abraham Maslow, founder of humanistic psychology (I am a very practical humanist) and Maslow believed that becoming a fully formed adult meant that we put aside those things that prevented us from actualizing our purpose on the planet. Self-actualizing means that you see the problem of any ‘ism’ in terms of a challenge that requires solutions rather than complaints or excuses. He also viewed it as someone who was non-conforming, socially compassionate, fair, and non-discriminating. In this module we will explore that humanistic approach for real behavioral change, real community change, real workforce change, real heart change.
Module 2 – Doing the Work – Conclusion (virtual / in-person) In this final session we will create a contract and a roadmap for ourselves. We will write out big visions for how we will move this work forward. You have discovered that this work is not about programs or systems. It is however, about dismantling ideology, and deconstructing thinking to create new environments that are inclusive, diverse, and equitable. You are ready to the next road along the journey
Other Individual and Group Trainng Education Sessions
Coaching and Leadership Conversations
This is a 5 month course with a free month of mentoring. So six months of coaching to get you to the best you as the leader you want to be. These courses are both Virtual and Onsite at your location.*
Our coaching sessions include
Identifying, Acknowledging and Accepting Biases
Creating A Change Plan
Having Cultural Converstions
Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone
Creating A Self-Actualized Leadership Roadmap
Be an employer who receives talented people with disabilities. How? We can help you design an Employment First winning strategy to create meaningful employment, fair wages and career advancement for those with disabilties. This course is based upon results of the organizational environmental scan. Let us help you understand the ADA and other disaiblity compliance issues for a winning and inclusive environment.
This targeted course includes inclusion, equity and cultural sensitivity to understand disparity and bias (including gender bias and sexual orientation), and is targeted to help you shape policy based on the needs of the cultures served, understanding cultural communication, code switching, cultural styles and removing the barriers that divide.
Leadership Equity Conversations
This is a senior leadership only conversation. We give you the tools to engage in equity conversations about healthcare, education, employment, wages , policing and current events. We help you set the pace, set clear expectations, acknowledge the discomfort and challenges, incorporate all voices (including the dissenting voices) in your team meetings.
Lunch & Learn
Our Lunch and Learn events are perfect for executive leaders, women's groups or organizations, small business or teams who want to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in "safe space" environments. Join a kitchen table conversation today. These can be held onsite or virtually. What you will learn:1. How to be an ally2. DEI Terminology3. Racial / Social Justice next steps4. Creating a personal DEI mission / vision. These are made for groups of no more than 10.
“Ignorance of our diversity is fear. Embracing our differences is inclusion. Allowing others to be their otherness is equity.” - Yolanda