WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION | A live online course with Global Diversity Equity Inclusion Program Manager at Amazon | ELVTR
live online course

WORKPLACE
DIVERSITY,
EQUITY, AND
INCLUSION

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LIVE ONLINE COURSE
ON BRINGING DEI
TO ANY ORGANIZATION
Dates:
17 MARCH - 26 APRIL 2022
Duration:
6 weeks
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST

Empower yourself and your organization to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality at last!

Join Diya Khanna, Global Diversity Equity Inclusion Consultant, for the only course that combines DEI concepts with actions for each stage of the talent lifecycle.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF...

  • YOU WANT TO LEAD CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

     

    For many managers, the path to equity and inclusion remains opaque. This course teaches you practical ways to create and measure DEI culture throughout the employee life cycle.

  • YOU'RE AIMING FOR A DEI LEADERSHIP ROLE

     

    What if you had a roadmap for affecting real change in your organization? This course is packed with templates, cheatsheets, and more being used by organizations leading in the DEI space around the world.

  • YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER ADVOCATE

     

    Sometimes, it's easier to just not say anything, isn't it? This course exposes the techniques for corporate DEI advocacy that actually work.

YOUR ASCENT STARTS HERE

It's time to stop saying "what if" and start saying "we will".

Strengthen your corporate toolkit with data-backed approaches to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality in your organization.

Get an expert answer for all your questions (even the uncomfortable ones).

Replace guesswork and well-intentioned mistakes with guidance from a proven leader in the DEI space. With open office hours and instructor feedback on all your work, you can lead with confidence.

 
ABOUT THE COURSE
01
3 PROJECTS

Back up concepts with strategic DEI action plans and policies. Plus, craft an elevator pitch to win DEI funding in your own organization.

02
6 TEMPLATES

Get lifetime access to expert-crafted DEI templates and frameworks. When it's time to deliver on strategies in the real world, you'll have a clear path already laid out.

03
NETWORKING

Share, collaborate, and grow a supportive network. Every class includes live workshops and breakout sessions.

Instructor
  • Global Diversity Equity Inclusion Program Manager, Amazon
  • Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for profit, non-profit, and tech known for balancing big-picture with tactical approaches
  • Drives strategic organizational DEI initiatives to increase BLNA talent through hiring, retention, and promotion in 4 global regions
  • Created DEI toolkits and workshop content used by Canada’s top 50 employers on topics such as “Navigating Race in the Workplace” and “Engaging Middle Managers in D&I”
  • Advises Seattle's mayor and City Council on issues impacting Seattle women as Co-Chair of the Seattle Women's Commission
SYLLABUS

MODULE 1

AWARENESS

01
THU (3/17), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
What is DEI? + Workshop

Diya walks you through the foundational concepts of DEI and how they differ around the world.

  • Definitions, differences, and examples
  • 2020-21: The critical years for DEI
  • Differences in various parts of the world

Assignment #01: How will you explain the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace? Write or record a 1-minute explanation for each of the following stakeholders:

  • Individual contributors
  • People managers
  • Upper leadership
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02
TUE (3/22), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Intersectionality + Workshop

Understand how to account for the complexity of overlapping identities and experiences when shaping DEI policies.

  • What is intersectionality?
  • Why is it important?
  • The privilege wheel
  • Diversity icebergs

Assignment #02: You will be given a case study of a simulated organization that faced a particular DEI challenge. Work through the provided questions to understand how intersectionality can be measured in the workplace.

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03
THU (3/24), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Inclusion Across the Talent Life Cycle + Workshop

Learn strategies for being inclusive through the entire talent life cycle including recruiting, hiring, promotion, retention, separation phases.

  • 5 stages of the cycle
  • How to implement DEI at every stage
  • Gathering anonymous feedback
  • Equal pay and compensation discrimination
  • Detecting bias

Assignment #03: You will be given a case study of 2 simulated organizations that both piloted DEI programs, but with different focuses. Work through the provided questions to compare their approaches and make recommendations for one of the companies.

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04
TUE (3/29), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
The Role of Access & Opportunity in Success + Workshop

Dig into the role opportunities play in success and the difference between equity of access and equity of outcome.

  • "Equity before meritocracy"
  • The savior complex
  • The PIE model
  • Abundance vs. scarcity mindsets

Assignment #04: You have 2 employees, both having the same credentials, working equally as hard, and producing the same quality of work. One had more exposure than the other and got promoted.
List 3 tools and techniques you would use to ensure the other employee got the exposure they needed to also have a chance at promotion. How would you scale this to other employees facing the same challenges?

+ Module Project: DEI ​​SWOT Matrix
For this project, you can use your company or the simulated company provided. Your immediate goal for your organization is to develop a company-wide commitment to DEI. Create a DEI SWOT matrix. List specific tools and techniques to support each strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat.

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MODULE 2

ACCOUNTABILITY

05
THU (3/31), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Creating Mentorship & Sponsorship Programs + Workshop

Discover the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and how to scale these programs for company-wide impact.

  • Comparing mentorship vs. sponsorship
  • Why are these important?
  • Reverse mentorship
  • Developing effective mentorship and sponsorship programs
  • Pitching programs to stakeholders
  • Mentorship and sponsorship program framework

Assignment #05: Mentorship and Sponsorship Program Plan
Develop a year-long mentorship and sponsorship program between interns and upper leadership. Diya will provide guiding questions.

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06
TUE (4/5), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Communicating with Stakeholders + Workshop

Learn how to talk about the value, impact, and challenges of DEI so that stakeholders pay attention.

  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Building the steering committee and working groups
  • Risk mitigation and crisis communication
  • 7 different communication styles
  • Diya's Stakeholder Mapping template

Assignment #06: You will be given a case study of a simulated organization that wants to implement a DEI program. Create a stakeholder map of the top 3 stakeholders needed to influence DEI programs and policies and what they need to do to make this work a success. Be as specific as possible, considering their role, their capacity, and their proximity to upper leadership.

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07
THU (4/7), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Creating and Supporting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) + Workshop

Diya teaches her best practices for supporting and sustaining various communities within the company.

  • ERG vs DEI
  • Growing and scaling ERGs: Best practices
  • Investing and compensating in ERGs

Assignment #07: You will be given a case study of 2 simulated organizations that each took a different approach to implementing DEI programs. Complete an analysis of the approaches and correlating disparity in outcomes. Recommend tools and techniques that can be used to improve outcomes for future programs.

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08
TUE (4/12), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Securing and Allocating Resources + Workshop

Practice pitching DEI to secure the budget and headcount needed for effective, sustainable programs.

  • Budget and headcount
  • Autonomy of programs and policies
  • The elevator pitch: Gaining funding for DEI
  • Diya's DEI Zones of Regulation template

Assignment #08: You are trying to secure resources for a DEI project with three requirements: good, fast, and cheap. Using the concept of two-to-pick, prepare a draft pitch to your manager to introduce a reasonable timeline and a realistic budget for an impactful DEI program.

+ Module Project: DEI Zones of Regulation
For this project, you can use your company or the simulated company provided. Assume that you are in the role of chief accountability officer. Your goal is to weed out bad behavior and bring in good behavior. Use Diya's DEI Zones of Regulation template to develop a plan connecting positive and negative behaviors with enforcement policies and programs. .

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MODULE 3

ACTION

09
THU (4/14), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
The Value of Collaboration + Workshop

Model collaborative versus non-collaborative approaches to decision-making and breakdown the impact on inclusive products and services.

  • Why are underrepresented perspectives important?
  • Benefits of collaboration
  • How to make decision-making more inclusive
  • Co-creation cycle improvement framework

Assignment #09: Co-creation Cycle Improvement Plan
Design a co-creation cycle and elaborate on 3 actions that need to take place in each of the four stages: brainstorm, strategy, execution, feedback. Explain how you plan to ensure that the process is as inclusive as possible of underrepresented groups.

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10
TUE (4/19), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
The Feedback Loop & Measuring DEI + Workshop

Uncover the best tools and techniques for giving and gathering feedback, as well as what to prioritize when measuring DEI.

  • Bias-free feedback
  • The head and heart approach
  • Qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Long-term goal setting
  • Researching data points

Assignment #10: List 3-5 metrics you will include as part of your DEI strategy. State why these measures are relevant to DEI goals and how you would track them. Identify any obstacles in gathering these metrics and propose creative solutions to them.

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11
THU (4/21), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
Running a DEI Audit + Workshop

Learn about microaggressions through three visions and gather resources for conducting accountability-boosting DEI audits.

  • What is a DEI audit?
  • Internal vs. external approach
  • The Importance of psychological safety
  • External DEI audit framework

Assignment #11: External DEI Audit Plan Your organization has hired an external consultant to conduct an anonymous DEI audit. Create a chart for the auditor outlining 3 pain points you are facing and the 3 tools and techniques you would like to see used to eliminate those pain points. Add 5 questions you would like asked to gauge how employees feel about their experience within the organization.

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12
TUE (4/26), 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST
How to Create a DEI Strategy + Workshop

Learn how to implement everything you've learned in an actionable, company-wide DEI strategy.

  • What does a DEI strategy include?
  • Who does a DEI strategy include?
  • Considerations and best practices
  • Diya's DEI Strategy template
  • Diya's 21-Day DEI Action Calendar template

Assignment #12: Complete Diya's DEI Strategy template for your organization or the simulated organization you've worked on throughout the course. The end results will be a 12-month plan including: goals, objectives, actions, ownership, deadlines, and success metrics.

+ Module Project: DEI Action Calendar
For this project, you can use your company or the simulated company provided. Assume the function of a chief people officer. You have proposed an Inclusion Ambassador Program and need to flesh it out. Complete Diya's 21-Day DEI Action Calendar template for your program, based on the idea that it takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to form a lifestyle.

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