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Diversity Works

Diversity Works
An Interactive Exploration into Diversity Awareness

By Jillian Douglas and Shannon McKenzie

The need for businesses to create an inclusive environment and support workplace diversity are more important than ever. Diversity Works leverages the science of learning to create opportunities for conversations that matter. The workshop is designed to get adult learners out of their seats and into station-based activities catered to distinct learning preferences, interaction types, and technology options. Part experiential, part social, and part emotional, the Cafeteria Learning style model encourages learners to explore and absorb content at their own speed and direction. It puts learners in the best position to succeed.

  • How it Works
  • Product Details
  • Getting Started
  • About the Author
  • Free Resources
  • Also Recommended

Diversity Works Kit is an interactive, in-person workshop brings awareness of diversity and inclusion concepts to your workplace. It comes with everything you need – a setup guide, facilitator’s guide, and the activity and participant materials – all in one convenient box. Activity stations are set up around the room for learners to decide which learning activities they want to participate in. Regardless of the activities they choose, learners will achieve the same learning outcomes. Each of the activities falls under one three learning categories:

  • Understanding Self
  • Understanding Others
  • Communication

Diversity Works comes in a Ready-to-Go kit prepared for you to deliver your brain-friendly, hands-on, interactive learning experience. Each kit includes materials for up to 25 participants. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe what makes you the unique individual you are.
  • Recognize what makes others the unique individuals they are.
  • Consider differences and act respectfully.

Uses and Applications
Diversity Works Kit is appropriate for any individual who wants to better understand the qualities that make each of us unique and how to maintain respectful communication. It can be used as a stand-alone learning instrument or as the centerpiece of a more comprehensive curriculum.

Target Audience:
Anyone who wants to better understand the qualities that make each of us unique and how to maintain respectful communication.

Product Type:

Time Required:
Workshop 3 hours

What to order:

COMPLETE KIT: Order one per trainer.

The Complete Kit contains everything* trainers need to deliver the game including:

  • 1 Setup Guide to ensure all the moving parts are set just right
  • 1 Facilitator's Guide designed for ease of facilitation
  • 1 USB with instructional video and slides to help participants understand this unique methodology
  • Color-coded content envelopes make it simple to set up and re-use materials
  • Primer and pre-evaluation materials
  • Workshop introduction materials
  • Journey of Diversity game materials
  • Debrief and post-evaluation materials
  • Color-coded activity station materials with learner instructions
*Customers need to supply a set of headphones and a recording device.

REFILL KIT: Order one per trainer.

The Refill Kit contains materials to replenish consumable items in the Complete Kit including:

  • Primer and pre-evaluation materials
  • Workshop introduction materials
  • Debrief and post-evaluation materials
  • Activity station materials

About Idea Learning Group: Jillian Douglas and Shannon McKenzie, co-founders of Idea Learning Group in Portland, Oregon, have been on a mission to transform workplace learning by providing clients with creative, engaging, and custom learning experiences. Jillian Douglas is co-founder and chief experience officer for Idea Learning Group. With more than 20 years of experience in adult education, Jillian has a passion for conceptualizing and delivering operational, managerial, and leadership-focused employee development programs. She also facilitates classroom learning and conducts speaking engagements on a wide variety of topics related to adult learning and development. Shannon McKenzie is co-founder and chief operating officer of Idea Learning Group, where she oversees business operations, leads a talented team of learning consultants, and dishes out daily doses of wit. Shannon has a passion for ensuring that each individual’s learning needs are met clearly, simply, and effectively and helping people perform their work more efficiently and businesses excel.

Diversity Works is built with the Cafeteria Learning model. What is Cafeteria Learning? Cafeteria Learning is a unique model for delivering workplace learning. It rolls together the best of the experiential, constructivist, and action learning approaches and bakes in an important brain-based twist: Choice.

Want to know more about Cafeteria Learning and see how participants will interact with the activities in the workshop? - Download the video!

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Products (Total Items: 2)
Diversity Works - Complete Kit (DS)
IN STOCK (This item ships for FREE via UPS in 3-5 business days to the continental US. Call 800-633-4533 for shipping options outside the US.)
Diversity Works - Refill Kit (DS)
IN STOCK (This item ships for FREE via UPS in 3-5 business days to the continental US. Call 800-633-4533 for shipping options outside the US.)