Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Heart Strides


Course Number: DEI-106

Duration: 0.8 days (4.875 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Heart Strides Overview

DEI Heart Strides™ is an innovative course that rounds out our DEI curriculum. Uniquely designed to stand on its own, Heart Strides provides a level of insight and creative advocacy instrumental in transforming heart and minds, one of the most challenging aspects of DEI work.

A true belief in DEI requires a commitment to growth, transformation, and well-being. The journey lies in empathy, understanding, and solidarity, and it requires not just acceptance of DEI’s principles, but a willingness to prioritize them. This course provides the insights, experience, and tools to integrate transformational change throughout your organization

With transformation comes the opportunity to engage with conflict and challenges -- bravely and wholeheartedly when they arise, and to honor and address harm by building a climate in which all voices are heard.

Only then we can ensure that the practices and systems that we design actually manifest our commitment. Only then can we learn when we misstep and grow stronger through our ability to listen and heal.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private, live online class for teams of 3 or more. All our courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and tailored to fit your group’s goals and needs. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

In addition, some Business Skills courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Understand the process of DEI transformation on a core level
  • Learn what it takes to accomplish true transformation
  • Understand and demystify the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Explore what it means to make Heart Strides in DEI
  • Explain how creative advocacy and poetic activism be used as impactful tools for change
  • Understand how to create a culture of empathy, vulnerability, bravery, and accountability
  • Engage in candid and courageous conversations
  • Frame challenges and obstacles through a lens of positivity and as a catalyst for growth
  • Delve deeply into a core understanding of why DEI matters to you and to your organization and design a DEI vision that aligns with this recognition
  • Define what impact or legacy or position you want your company to have
  • Define the benefits of an organization with the courage to wholeheartedly adopt the concept of DEI Heart Strides
  • Begin to create the tools for your own DEI Heart Strides

Prerequisites

This course presumes prior exposure to diversity, equity and inclusion values and fundamentals, notably through the DEI Demystified course. However, we would be delighted to tailor it to any level of prior experience, by incorporating key modules from the DEI Demystified course, to ensure that participants are fully prepared for all elements of this innovative and experiential training.

Outline

Introduction
Organizational Transformation and its Benefits
Introduction to Creative Advocacy
“Yesterday I Found My Voice”
At the Heart of DEI
DEI Demystified and Defined
DEI Heart Strides
The Process of Transforming Mind and Heart
Harm, Fear and Trauma: Calling it By Name
Engaging In Empathetic Teamwork
Inclusion, Safe Space, Silence, and the Will to Be Heard
Belonging and Vulnerability
The Four Pillars of Heart Strides Work
Understanding How DEI Fosters Collaboration and Community
Walk A Mile In Each Other’s Shoes
The Road to Stunning Solidarity

Training Materials:

  • DEI Heart Strides attendees receive comprehensive, creative advocacy materials to develop a heart strides perspective. This includes exercise materials to support your organization in developing their own original materials if helpful.
  • Creative Advocacy Tool Kit “Yesterday I found my Voice and Other Stories”
  • DEI Heart Strides Deck

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Software Requirements:

An online meeting platform (such as Zoom, WebEx, GoTo, or Teams) to have face-to-face contact online, including use of breakout rooms for group activities.



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