Everyone has attended trainings that feel like classroom lectures. They do basic activities to “raise awareness” which leaves some people feeling guilty and others angry and resentful. There is no substance or tools that actually lead to doing things differently.
The Ladipo Group’s programming and training is different. At The Ladipo Group, we place our focus on Equity in all of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging work. Diversity represents various identities and experiences. Inclusion is the space and ability for everyone to have a sense of belonging. Equity drives inclusion as it is about creating systems and processes that intentionally allow everyone to have real opportunities to contribute and advance in the workplace. Belonging is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group. It is when an individual can bring their authentic self to work.
We meet your team where they are, mentally and emotionally, and collaborate with them to affect behavioral changes. We are exceptional at making complex ideas simple.
The Ladipo Group can partner with your internal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committees to ensure they have actionable goals and are taking steps to create a safe and welcoming workplace. We meet regularly with your committee to map out long-term goal plans with specific milestones, identify internal and external resources, and create metrics to provide a return on investment for your staff and organization. If your organization has not created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, we are happy to partner with you to select a diverse group of your team members that will be committed to the work.
Our programming is not one and done and often involves a long-term commitment. We can provide your organization with an analysis that examines all aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This can include a review of your policies and procedures, in-depth interviews with leadership and other identified staff members, focus groups, and surveys. The assessment portion is crucial in hearing the voices of all of your staff. Following the assessment phase, we provide recommendations that can include consulting, coaching, and/or training programs.
Emotional Intelligence is the foundation of our training programs. This concept is interwoven within each workshop to provide tools on how to navigate through tough conversations and emotions that may arise during these times. Some topics for our workshops include Microaggressions, Unconscious Bias, Effective Communication, and Effective Allyship, and Manager specific training programs.
Note: We do not offer one and done training sessions as they are ineffective and do not lead to lasting organizational change.
We define allyship as the actions people take to intervene and advocate for equitable treatment of all.
You cannot tell people what to think or feel or believe. However, in the workplace, organizations can set expectations for how employees behave and hold them accountable when they miss the mark.
Companies are a microcosm of the social and cultural world in which they exist. True organizational allyship involves a strategic plan to build the ideal workplace with systems that intentionally foster inclusion.
We offer similar training topics for direct reports and all staff. However, effective change begins with leadership. Once leaders and managers demonstrate allyship behaviors, we then train staff on the new, expected behaviors.
Yes! All trainings are customized to fit the needs of your organization.
Assessments can last between 12 – 18 months, depending on the specific deliverables of the contract.