Learning & Education

We offer a variety of learning experiences both in-person & virtual that cover a range of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence topics.

Our philosophy is to meet people where they are and educate rather than train. Training efforts are typically designed as one-time events with a focus on tolerance and sensitivity— and perhaps a small amount of skill building. Education is developmental, ongoing, and focuses on competency-building through practice, reflection, and intentionality.

We offer a variety of learning experiences, both in-person & virtual, that cover a range of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence topics.

Our philosophy is to meet people where they are and educate rather than train. Training efforts are typically designed as one-time events with a focus on tolerance and sensitivity and perhaps a small amount of skill building. Education is developmental, ongoing, and focuses on competency building through practice, reflection, and intentionality.

Our Approach to Learning & Education

Our Approach to Learning & Education

Meet People Where They Are

We take a developmental approach to designing our learning experiences. We leverage the Intercultural Development Inventory® and consider the organization’s culture, industry, and readiness when developing session content. We execute this by co-designing with our clients.

Engage the Head, Heart, and Hand

We strive to create experiences that encourage paradigm shifts, foster authenticity and emotional connectedness, and empower learners to act within their sphere of influence.

Learn Through Reflection

Research has found that learning takes place when participants can engage in intentional reflection. As part of our learning experiences, we build in reflection prompts throughout and post-session.

Foster Reciprocal Learning

Our Cross-Cultural Learning Partners™ aims to foster reciprocal and community learning. We pair individuals who are different in some way and invite them to go on a guided journey of learning together (e.g. short lessons, reflective questions, cross-cultural experiences).

Our Learning Experiences Explore an Array of Topics, Including:

Our Learning Experiences Explore an Array of Topics, Including:

Fostering Cultural Competence

A four-part learning series designed to provide an overview of key concepts, foster self-understanding, explore dimensions of culture, and highlight culturally competent behaviors that are critical to workplace success.

Cracking the Code of Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias is just one barrier to cultural competence. This series defines bias, explores the manifestations of it, like micro-aggressions, and offers strategies for managing and overcoming bias in our day to day lives.

Understanding Identity & Building Bridges

A series of learning experiences that explore specific dimensions of diversity (e.g. race, gender, generations), offer strategies for being an ally, and effectively bridging across differences.

Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

These sessions explore strategies for engaging in dialogue about polarizing topics. Shorter sessions introduce the model and key concepts, while longer sessions are framed as practicums where learners engage in skill-building.

Leading Inclusively: Head, Heart, Hand

This series is geared toward leaders and managers and examines the role of cultural competence and emotional intelligence in creating environments where employees experience inclusion.

Mapping the Intersection of Inclusion & Social Justice

These offerings explore complex topics such as whiteness & privilege and unpack the impact of social movements like #MeToo & #BlackLivesMatter on the workplace.

A four-part learning series designed to provide an overview of key concepts, foster self-understanding, explore dimensions of culture, and highlight culturally competent behaviors that are critical to workplace success.

Unconscious bias is just one barrier to cultural competence. This series defines bias, explores the manifestations of it, like micro-aggressions, and offers strategies for managing and overcoming bias in our day to day lives.

A series of learning experiences that explore specific dimensions of diversity (e.g. race, gender, generations), offer strategies for being an ally, and effectively bridging across differences.

These sessions explore strategies for engaging in dialogue about polarizing topics. Shorter sessions introduce the model and key concepts, while longer sessions are framed as practicums where learners engage in skill-building.

This series is geared toward leaders and managers and examines the role of cultural competence and emotional intelligence in creating environments where employees experience inclusion.

These offerings explore complex topics such as whiteness & privilege and unpack the impact of social movements like #MeToo & #BlackLivesMatter on the workplace.

Virtual Learning and Keynotes

Need a virtual option?

Our Virtual Learning Labs (VLL) utilize interactive technology to engage participants using live facilitators, polling, chat discussion, and more. Participants leave each 60-90-minute session with skills that they can use immediately.

Looking for a speaker?

Looking for a Keynote Speaker or Workshop Presenter? We also support our clients in designing and delivering high-impact, engaging, and compelling keynotes and workshops. Our sessions are an excellent way to expose large audiences to DEI learning and education.

Some of our popular sessions include:

• Inclusion Starts with I and Happens with Us
• Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
• Leading Inclusively Actualized™

Need a virtual option?

Our Virtual Learning Labs (VLL) utilize interactive technology to engage participants using live facilitators, polling, chat discussion, and more. Participants leave each 60-90-minute session with skills that they can use immediately.

Train-the-Trainer Programs

We design solutions that empower our clients to build internal capacity around equity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Our Radical Inclusion and Cultivating Cultural Competence Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programs are two-three day experiences that support internal trainers, organizational development professionals, and DEI practitioners in expanding their organization’s DEI training curriculum. Currently these programs are delivered as private client engagements.

Radical Inclusion™

Participants will be trained to deliver a two-hour session designed to introduce the concept of inclusive leadership and the specific behaviors that should be modeled in order to make inclusion “real” within in any organization. The two-hour session defines inclusive leadership, introduces the research on inclusive leadership, innovation, and organizational success, and presents learners with tactics for modeling radical inclusion in their daily roles. During the course of the TTT program, participants will be trained by experienced Winters Group facilitators on best practices in facilitating DEI content and the concepts and data that inform the two-hour session. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice delivering the content.

Cultivating Cultural Competence™

Participants will be trained to deliver a two hour session that introduces the role of culture and cultural competence in cultivating a inclusive teams and organizations. The Two-Hour session defines culture and cultural competence, examines the role of one’s own cultural identity in how one experiences the workplace, introduces cultural patterns that influence business processes, and provides strategies for practicing culturally competent decision-making in the workplace. During the course of the TTT program, participants will be trained by experienced Winters Group facilitators on best practices in facilitating DEI content and the concepts and data that inform the two-hour session. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice delivering the content.

Want to Partner With Us?

No matter where you are in your diversity and inclusion journey, we would love to support you. Join the many organizations who turn to The Winters Group as partners in creating transformative solutions for equity and inclusion.

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