Bring Integrative Inquiry Consultants to your business to facilitate interactive workshops and foster dialogue.
Develop Skills to Foster Equity + Inclusion
As leaders, the most essential thing we can do to create intentional, inclusive, and equitable workspaces is to build our own awareness. This means understanding the role that identity, culture, power dynamics and systemic barriers play in our work environments. We must understand what exists if we want to change it.
Our courses help participants learn critical skills to improve their organizational culture and ensure their teams grow and succeed. After an intake process, we will create a course based on the leadership competencies most needed in your organization.
Then we choose a targeted approach, either working with management and leadership or with targeted teams and departments. Though we occasionally offer single workshops or retreats, we usually recommend a multi-session curriculum to make sure participants can apply the learning into real behavior change.
After all, training is only worth it if it's effective.
What We Teach
There are many skills leaders need to develop to take on DEI work in their organizations. Our approach targets long term organizational transformation. We teach participants how to engage others in difficult conversations, to share power, mediate conflict, and think systemically, in order to further sustainable, impactful change.
Our courses are all designed to follow a path to developing participants' critical consciousness
a cut above
Unlike many training presentations, our interactive workshops build on educational design theory to make sure your team walks away with concrete actions and opportunities to practice and reflect.
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Unlike many consulting firms, our trainings are done with a background in instructional design ensuring that the workshops you attend are designed to maximize learning and skill-building.
Continue to work on topics long after we are gone with toolkits, resource lists, and participant materials. Every session we offer comes with further opportunities to learn.
adaptable to any work environment
We can work in person or virtually, across platforms and in different sizes. No matter what you need and whatever barriers face bringing your team together, we keep our programs interactive and engaging.
practicums + coaching
to build skills
Finally, most of our sessions are designed with breakouts and application opportunities so that participants can practice and get feedback from our subject matter experts while they learn.
levels of learning
DEI Foundations Series
Four stand-alone sessions that can be done in a series or individually to build a common language and framework on your team for participants at any level in an organization.
DEI in Practice: Developing an Equity Lens
Foundations of Inclusive + Equitable Workplaces
Cultivating Critical Consciousness
Navigating Power in the Workplace
Int Inq Courses
Our courses are typically 20 hours of content delivered over 1-3 months. These include workbooks, application sessions, and accountability partners to ensure your team gets the most from the experience. These can be customized based on client needs, but fall into two categories:
Leadership Equity + Accountability Practice (LEAP) Courses
Designed for managers and directors looking to center equity in their role within the organization.
Equity in Action (EIA) Courses
Designed for participants at all levels of an organization to come together to improve their workplace dynamics.
Train the Trainer Courses
40 hour program designed for leaders already familiar with DEI concepts who have begun their own learning, but want to lead these discussions internally at their organization. Integrated into the instructional learning is practice, peer collaboration, self-reflection just like the apprentice course, but it also includes self-assessment tools, coaching sessions, an individual development plan, and finally a practicum to prove the skills were retained.
We offer two tracks for trainers: Courageous Dialogues Facilitation or Liberating Structures Content Delivery. Learn more about the approach we take to develop DEI educators in our guide below.
"I think this was a very dynamic and engaging training. I liked how we somehow created a space over zoom where people could be vulnerable. I really appreciated getting to connect on a deeper level with my fellow participants, and hear their story and share my own."
AmeriCorps VISTA, Portland, ME
Our style of training is deeply interactive, with breakouts, discussions, exercises, and reflection opportunities. Whether virtual or in person, we create engaging and immersive learning opportunities.
"In many respects, teaching and learning are matters of breaking through barriers- of expectation, of boredom, of predefinition."
coaching: raising the bar
Leaders often do not fully understand their impact on their organization's culture and the importance of taking action in this space to acknowledge their role in improving it. Coaching provides perspective when it comes to understanding your own development journey, whether as individuals or collectively as a leadership team.
Through cultivating inclusive skill building practices, we can become socially responsible leaders who are invested in creating positive and productive work environments. Our goal is to help clients develop new tools and techniques, break down barriers, and expand their awareness of themselves and others.
One-on-One sessions with leaders to hone their own practices and approach within an organization.
Group sessions with leaders to reflect on dynamics, to process initiative successes and challenges, and to adjust goals as needed.
Scheduled as-needed sessions to troubleshoot specific barriers to the work and problem-solve together.
In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. Rather than thinking 'Oh I'm going to reveal my weaknesses', you say 'Wow, here's a chance to grow.'"