Live Virtual Classroom Training

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - Virtual Training Programs

COVID has altered our economy permanently changing expectations around work/life balance. At the same time, growing calls for social justice are creating stresses and opportunities for employers to ensure all team members are feeling safe and included.

WATMEC’s new Building Cultures of Belonging series has been created to guide your team on a journey of new learning. This series will have the most impact when:

  • Your team has shown an interest in having open conversations about bias, belonging and what successful workplace cultures need to thrive.
  • Your leadership team is ready to invest time and resources into an ongoing conversation rather than one-off training.
  • Sessions 1 – 3 are delivered within an 6-8 week window and have consistent attendance from your team.
  • Session 4 is attended by your organizational leaders ready to act on next steps.

Practical Bias Training

These powerful and engaging sessions have been created specifically for WATMEC customers to empower teams with practical language and tools to improve hiring, promotion, teamwork and personal interactions. Participants will understand bias on a deeper level and explore ways to build a culture that embraces dignity, trust, respect and belonging.

Up to 20 people | 2 hour facilitated conversation | Hosted through the tech platform of your choosing

While the word bias is used a lot, many of us do not fully understand what it is or the hidden impact it has on every aspect of our lives. In professional settings, bias can be a barrier to individual and corporate growth and can alienate employees and customers… without us ever knowing! And yet, bias is just the beginning of the conversation around creating a culture of belonging. During this session we will acknowledge the power that bias holds, the blind spots it causes and how individuals and teams can think beyond it.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS SESSION:

  • An understanding of how unconscious bias operates in all our lives.
  • How systems of oppression were created and continue to operate in our society and organizations.
  • Learning about social identity and social location.
  • How behaviors impact trust, communication and productivity.

Up to 20 people | 2 hour facilitated conversation | Hosted through the tech platform of your choosing

Leaders who create cultures of belonging have skills (like harnessing productive conflict) and practical tools (like appropriate conversation starters) to help teams articulate needs, hopes and fears. While it is natural to shy away from hard conversations about equity, bias and racial tension, it is only through respectful and meaningful dialogue that teams can begin to connect over these challenging discussions. This session will help your team recognize the positive power of brave conversations, offer practical tools to facilitate discussions and celebrate the learning that happens through them.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS SESSION:

  • Why safe spaces need brave spaces.
  • An increased understanding of what equity means and how it impacts your bottom line and productivity.
  • Understanding the power of brave conversations and strategies to create them.

Up to 20 people | 2 hour facilitated conversation | Hosted through the tech platform of your choosing

An organization is only as strong as its culture and building that culture is not just the responsibility of Human Resources. In fact, building a culture of inclusion is a responsibility of every manager and employee. And not just because it is ‘the right thing to do’. We know that true collaboration cannot happen without open honest conversation and acceptance. This session will practically support your team with insights and tools to cultivate a safe, caring and inclusive culture while promoting dignity, trust respect and belonging.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS SESSION:

  • Why inclusion matters and how it can be measured.
  • Raise employee awareness of unconscious biases and their impact on hiring, promotion, teamwork and personal interactions.
  • Strategies to create a safe, caring and inclusive environment grounded in dignity, trust, respect and belonging.

A customized 45-min session for your leadership team lead by a WATMEC facilitator

This session is designed to share insights we gained from spending time with your team. After answering your questions, WATMEC will offer 3 clear recommendations for next steps on your journey toward building a culture of belonging. We will also review feedback from your customized staff survey and its impact on your HR goals that might include hiring and promotion, new mentoring programs and goal setting for leadership roles.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS SESSION:

  • Insights into how your staff are feeling around the word ‘belonging’ and the impact it may be having on your output.
  • Clear SMART goal your team can take to continue toward building a culture grounded in dignity, trust respect and belonging.

WATMEC will ensure the ‘right fit’ for your virtual training

Prior to delivering your training we establish both measurable learning outcomes and the best delivery method. This includes understanding your organization’s technical resources and working with them to deliver the most impactful learning.

For proven results, contact WATMEC.   Call 1-800-265-9726      Email watmec@watmec.com

Other Online Training Services

Webinars

Do you need help creating orientation webinars, or webinars in different languages, or simply webinars that will teach content to your staff? WATMEC has experienced facilitators, designers, content developers and technicians to get the job done right. Call or email to learn more.

Virtual Mentoring

Is your team working remotely? Virtual mentoring allows you to provide the benefits of mentoring – advice, support and guidance – to anyone, at any time. Contact WATMEC and we will leverage our two decades of experience to help you set up an effective virtual mentoring program.

For proven results, contact WATMEC  1-800-265-9726   watmec@watmec.com