Step Up Labs

Join us in the Step Up Lab, where we’re diving into human behavior, organizational design, emotional intelligence, and more – all to improve equity to foster inclusion and diversity for organizations. In these two-part workshops, participants will apply new concepts to old problems, creating solutions for their workplaces that will drive employee engagement, boost client success, build innovative leadership styles, and improve processes from start to finish.

Team participation is HIGHLY encouraged. Group discounts are available for all Step Up Labs.

Format: Two half-day (3-3.5 hr) labs.

See our full schedule of upcoming public workshops

Driving Sales by Disrupting Bias

Whether you’re in product sales, advertising, consulting, or any other business development role, you probably have a primary client identity in mind. Your strategy is tailored to your target audience. In this two-part workshop, participants will identify pitfalls in traditional client profiling and learn new ways of approaching development with a focus on equity, inclusion, and diversity that can increase organizational success.

Who is this for? People and teams working in business development, marketing, sales, fundraising, advertising

Inclusive Hiring

Your organization may be missing out on top talent thanks to bias in job requirements, recruiting strategies, and interviews. Discover how to make your hiring process a welcoming, respectful introduction to your company for all candidates.

Who is this for? Hiring managers, supervisors, HR managers, recruiters

Building a Culture of Retention

We know that employees rarely leave jobs, they leave managers. Often, company culture is the deciding factor for whether employees stay or go, how much effort they put into their work, and what they say about your organization outside of work. This workshop will explore implicit and explicit factors of company culture, including performance management and behavioral norms.

Who is this for? Supervisors, HR professionals

Leadership for Equitable Organizations

Board members play a crucial role in advancing equity within nonprofits. Organizational leaders will examine and understand the context, culture, and stakeholders they serve through an equity lens. They will gain confidence in their ability to provide leadership and governance that is equitable for the stakeholders the organization serves.

Who is this for? Nonprofit board members, executive directors, executive teams