Training and Education


The Winters Group philosophy is to 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. Whether the training is for one day or one week, a single event is not likely to yield the desired result. There are a myriad of controversial subjects that can only get surface coverage. Without the opportunity to fully examine one’s own beliefs and values, and then have the opportunity to apply, practice, and internalize the concepts through the trial and error of triple loop reflective learning, little sustained change will occur. Once the training event is over, employees go back to their work environments either positively or negatively charged, with incomplete knowledge and little understanding about what will be different. Soon it is business as usual and the diversity training becomes a vague memory.

Our approach includes US diversity issues as well as global culture issues that have been studied by interculturalists such as Fons Trompenaars.

Our education topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Compliance
  • The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Workforce 2020
  • Cross-Cultural Competence
  • Generations
  • Engaging White Men in Inclusion
  • Unconscious Bias and Micro-Inequities
  • Ethnicity, Race and Colorism
  • Gender Differences
  • LGBT
  • People with Disabilities
  • The Intersection of Engagement and Inclusion
  • Flexing Life and Work
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 21st Century Leadership Competencies
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing Change

Other Education Offerings

Virtual Learning Labs

VLL-Header Our Virtual Learning Labs (VLL) has been developed in response to our clients expressing a need for more cost-effective, skill based shorter learning experiences. The VLL is synchronous learning utilizing interactive technology to engage participants using live facilitators who are subject matter experts. Participants will leave each session with skills that they can use immediately.