The course is designed to allow learners to “step into the shoes” of individuals with identities that are different from their own and learn about how others can experience the same workplace in very different ways. It seeks to increase employees’ confidence with a topic that can often come with anxiety and tension, and to shape the conversation within an organization to foster a workplace that unequivocally embraces diversity and inclusion.
Kantola’s interactive DEI course combines real scenarios, first-person interviews, discussion and exploration questions, exercises and instruction for an engaging and illuminating learner experience. Designed to meet this pivotal cultural moment, as companies focus on changing rhetoric and actions around crucial issues like race, gender, physical ability, social class and sexual orientation, this course is relevant to all levels of the organization. It is designed to allow learners to “step into the shoes” of individuals with identities that are different from their own and learn about how others can experience the same workplace in very different ways. The curriculum covers multivariant diversity and teaches key definitions and concepts, including identities and perspectives, unconscious bias, microaggressions and forms of exclusion. The course concludes with a framework for proactively supporting others as a foundation for being an ally and advocate within a workplace.
“We are excited to bring this innovative, engaging training to market as part of our commitment to helping companies make their workplaces better, for everyone,” Kantola CEO Sarah Rowell said. “Good training can captivate and educate employees, and in turn bring about lasting change within an organization, change that is then carried out into the world.”