Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings

Best practice diversity training links leadership skills, intentional strategy, employee education, and a business case for diversity. RICJ's diversity program can help organizations address contemporary issues involving the changing nature of our nation's workforce. Tangible, hands-on approaches to creating a healthy and productive community environment are presented which can be adapted by managers and employees alike. 

 

OUR APPROACH

Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ) recognizes that we all have differences that have an impact on our daily experiences. When not addressed, our differences can lead to conflict in spaces where we engage in intentional community, such as at work, in school, or in community and faith groups. RICJ will work with you to align your organizational culture, policies and practices with social justice values. Our approach may include standalone sessions, a series of sessions, or leadership coaching, depending on the needs of your organization.
 

We understand every workplace culture is different, so each session is customized to suit your organization’s needs. We complete an intentional needs assessment with potential clients before we begin any partnership. This needs assessment could include focus groups, one on one meetings, meeting observation, an online survey, or some combination, allowing us to customize the work around your organization’s particular goals, priorities, and needs.

Want to learn more about our facilitators? Take a look at our bios here.

If you are interested in having RICJ facilitate a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training for your organization, please contact Toby Ayers by phone at (401)-467-1717x1 or by e-mail at ricj@ricj.org. 

 

FOCUS AREAS

The main goal for all of our trainings and partnerships is equitable inclusion. All of our workshops are facilitated from an intersectional frame. From there, we are able to further focus our discussions around specific topics, such as:

  • Team building

  • Conflict resolution

  • Understanding culture & community

  • Understanding privilege

  • Restorative justice

  • Racial justice

  • Gender 101

  • Toxic masculinity 

  • Implicit bias
     

 

FEE SCHEDULE

We offer a tiered fee schedule so that when a corporation pays full fee, the cost is subsidized for smaller organizations and nonprofits who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS & REVIEWS

RICJ has facilitated sessions and provided trainings for a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)

  • City Year Providence

  • Cranston Schools, Dept. of Transportation

  • Providence Police Academy

  • Providence Public School District

  • RI Department of Children, Youth and Families

  • RI Department of Human Services

  • RI Juvenile Hearing Boards

  • RI Parent Information Network

  • RI Parent Support Network

  • TGI Network of Rhode Island