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Supporting and empowering employers to promote an equitable workplace, which includes diversity and an inclusive company culture.

DEI programs are an essential aspect of building engaged and happy employees. Organizations with strong diversity climates are more likely to have employees with increased job satisfaction, higher levels of trust, and are more engaged.

Looking to get started with your own DEI group? Cultures Connecting has guides for starting or sustaining your company's group >>

If your organization is ready to take on the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we have the tools to get you started.

CEA Trainings On Demand, Virtual, or Onsite

 FREE CEA University On Demand Courses

  • CEA University contains introductory DEI courses as well as a variety of courses on HR topics including FREE harassment prevention training for managers and employees! Log into CEA University now.

 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In the Workplace

Leaders today that are committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizations and the communities they serve will need to adopt new practices and behaviors to reach this goal.

Diversity in today’s workplace not only involves differences in race, gender, economic status, and culture it also includes differences in communication style, ages, education and values. With insight, understanding and skill development this timely training will help your team learn to value differences and recognize how unconscious bias is a barrier to trust and respect in the workplace.

 Our facilitated and interactive diversity, equity and inclusion training covers:

  • Primary and Secondary Dimensions of Diversity
  • Definitions of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Embracing our Differences
  • Addressing Unconscious Bias
  • Strategies to Create an Inclusive Culture
  • Micro Messages - Inequities and Affirmations
  • Setting Clear Expectation for Respect, Civility and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Communication with Sensitivity

Civility, Professionalism and Respect in the Workplace 

Diversity in today's workplace, not only involves differences in race, gender and culture, but we also address issues that include differences in communication style, ages, education, values, etc. With insight, understanding, and skill development, we can learn to respect others, value differences as opportunities and strengths. A culture of trust, professionalism and respect enhances team efforts and goal attainment.  Learning Objectives:

  • What is workplace respect?
  • Barriers to understanding and respect
  • Strategies for respectful communication
  • Etiquette in the workplace
  • Embracing diversity & inclusion
  • Communication across generations
  • The importance of validation and appreciation

Inclusivity & Constructive Conversations

When leaders practice “leading with humanity” and create an inclusive work culture, it can make having difficult conversations with team members much easier and more productive. Join us to learn how to set a foundation that weaves in DEI and therefore allows for more constructive conversations and less conflict in the workplace.


Take a DEI Transformation Journey with Daryl Dixon

If your organization is ready to take a DEI transformation journey, we are ready to guide you through a five-step process.

CEA has collaborated with Cascade Employers Association and their Director of Equity and Inclusion, Daryl Dixon, to help you create a comprehensive DEI training program.   

You can receive CEA member rates with the discount code "CEAMEMBER" when you register for one of these public trainings or sign up to customize a program for your company:

  • Culturally Responsive Interviewing
  • DEI Allyship
  • DEI: Beyond Compliance
  • DEI: Bridges to Understanding
  • Implicit Racial Bias
  • How to Be an Inclusive Leader: 4-Part Series
  • Inclusive Hiring Practices
  • Racial Microaggressions in the Workplace
  • Inclusive Onboarding
  • Say This Not That: Improving DEI Communication
  • Putting DEI Into Action
  • Understanding the Roots of Privilege and Oppression

Have more questions? Contact us at: [email protected]

Articles & Resources

Article: Best Practices to Increase Workplace Diversity

Employing People With Autism 

The Transformative Autism Program (TAP) was developed with input from young adults on the autism spectrum in order to educate California employers on how to hire, train and retain people with autism — and in turn help them become the valuable employees they have the potential to be. TAP has provided FREE training for employing people with autism. Click here to read more >>

Research and Resources on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion  



Online Test

  • The Implicit Association Test (IAT) (Project Implicit, Harvard University) The IAT measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science. Take the free online test to learn more.

Reports & Findings

  • A Workplace Divided – Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide (Human Rights Campaign, 2018) In A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide, HRC Foundation seeks to uncover the prevalence of LGBTQ workers feeling pressure to hide their sexual orientation and/or gender identity on the job and the cost of that hiding both to individuals and employers writ large. We also research the benefits to employers and workers when workplace climates are more welcoming of LGBTQ people.
  • Disrupt Bias, Drive Value (Center for Talent Innovation, 2017) Centered on dramatic findings which chart the incidence of perceived bias, this nationwide study identifies where bias occurs in corporate America's talent assessment processes, maps out which talent cohorts perceive bias in which areas, and measures bias's cost to the bottom line.
  • Implicit Bias and Structural Inequity

Research and Resources on Anti Racism  

Articles to read

Information Gathered By: The Conscious KidWe are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.








Podcasts to subscribe to

Books to read

Films and TV series to watch

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media

Designated National Heritage Months  

The Library of Congress has designated certain months of the year as National Heritage Months. Download the full list of National Heritage Months designated by the Library of Congress.

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