Transformative DEI Facilitator Training: Identity, Privilege, & Power
Train-the-Trainer Course Information
The Transformative DEI Facilitator Training Series is a collection of interactive sessions for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address systemic barriers and advance equity.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between privilege, power and inequity. Participants will gain in-depth insight into how unconscious and implicit bias can unintentionally perpetuate and cause harm to already oppressed groups. Through interactive activities and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to explore different types of individual and group privilege and learn how to facilitate these conversations and trainings in a responsible way.
Understand How Power Functions in the Workplace
This course is designed to help participants understand the relationship that individual and group identities have in privilege and power and its impact on driving inequity. We explore this especially as it relates to unconscious and implicit biases that unintentionally perpetuate and cause harm to already oppressed groups. Participants will deepen their understanding of how power functions in the workplace and analyze specific workplace power dynamics through personal reflection and group discussion.
Explore Different Types of Privilege
Participants will have the opportunity to explore different types of individual and group privilege and learn ways to leverage organizational and individual privilege to overcome bias and help others. Through interactive activities, participants will practice recognizing unconscious biases that permeate workplaces, identify and name their own privileges and oppressions, learn how to challenge oppressive systems, policies and practices, and develop tools to disrupt inequality.
Leverage Privilege to Overcome Bias
This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify and challenge unconscious bias within the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize patterns of privilege and oppression and how to leverage their privilege to help create positive change. This course will help participants take action towards promoting equity and diversity in their own workplace, ultimately creating an inclusive workplace where everyone's potential can be unlocked.
Why You Should Attend:
- Learn powerful strategies to help recognize and overcome biases that perpetuate inequality in the workplace.
- Gain key insights from experienced facilitators on ways to leverage organizational and individual privilege for positive change.
- Deepen your understanding of power dynamics within the workplace through personal reflection and group discussion.
All participants will receive a comprehensive digital course kit to facilitate the course on their own that includes: The Ultimate Guide to Transformative DEI Facilitation, virtual and in-person facilitators' guides, participant guide, pre-and post assessments, promotional swipe materials, session recording.
What our Students Say about the course:
I'm so grateful that I took this course! It's really changed the way I see the world and how I can make a difference in my workplace. I used to think that these issues were too big and too complicated for me to understand, but this course really broke it all down and made it accessible. I now have a much better understanding of how to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace culture, and I'm equipped with the skills and strategies to challenge bias and discrimination. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a difference in their workplace. - Deputy HR Director
I took the Train the Trainer Course on Identity, Privilege, and Power and it was amazing. I learned so much about the relationship between identity, privilege, and power and its effects on inequity. The course also gave me great insight into unconscious and implicit biases that perpetuate harm in the workplace. By the end of the course, I felt confident and equipped to recognize unconscious biases and leverage organizational/individual privilege to overcome them. - Learning and Development Manager
If you're looking to learn about the relationship between identity, privilege, and power and its effects on inequity, this is the course for you! You'll gain insight into unconscious and implicit biases that perpetuate harm in the workplace and practice recognizing unconscious biases and leveraging organizational/individual privilege to overcome them. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a difference in their workplace! - Chief People Officer
About the Facilitators
Dr. Ro Carson achieved her degree at George Washington University in the American Studies field. In addition to achieving her doctorate degree, Ro has been a passionate DEI and adult learning consultant, author, and podcast host. Prior to attending George Washington University, Carson was a high school Social Studies teacher in Dallas, Texas. Her experience both in and outside of the classroom led her to pursue a graduate degree in American Studies. Ro plans to use what she learned about race and identity in the American Studies program to continue decolonizing spaces, adding seats to the table, and creating an affirming space for often marginalized voices to be both heard and prioritized. Dr. Carson's area of focus includes race, gender, sexuality, media studies, and U.S. history.
Dr. Carson is a culturally conscious leader and seasoned people and systems strategist with advanced education in educational leadership, American history and culture, and human resources. She utilizes her skills to design, manage, and execute experiences and curate environments where people feel changed, charged, and informed.
Tenisha “Ava” Williams is an experienced DEI consultant, speaker, and facilitator with over a decade of experience with organizational assessment, strategic planning, and equity-centered change management. Ava has led project teams focusing on identifying and addressing inequities for various leaders and executives at over 100 organizations. She is known for introducing frameworks and tools beyond conventional DEI discussions - urging audiences to imagine how their work can build an organizational culture that strives for belonging for all and deliver tangible and measurable outcomes for communities affected by structural inequities.
Ava believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not just a box to check...but instead, it's the opportunity to transform mindsets, cultivate community, and foster a culture of innovation, that in turn maximizes collective impact, promotes profitability, and increases employee retention and satisfaction. She works specifically in and exclusively for, the creation of equitable and inclusive cultures, the mitigation of opportunity gaps, the implementation of system-wide improvements, and the comprehensive management of those results.