Embrace your Cultural Identity and Power
ARE your employees empowered enough to leverage their cultural identities and strengths at work?
are your minority group members being marginalized in your organization?
do they connect and operate in separate silos of disconnect within your company?
At AJ RAO, LLC, we understand the benefits of empowering employees to bring their cultural diversity to the table.
WE HELP YOU CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE.
WE HELP YOU CREATE SPACES OF BELONGINGNESS WHERE YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN THRIVE IN THEIR CULTURAL IDENTITIES AND STRENGTHS.
WE HELP YOU HARNESS THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF YOUR DIVERSE TALENT BY DEVELOPING THEIR DIVERSITY.
Marginalization in Workspaces
Who are marginalized employees?
Marginalization happens when employees are treated as invisible or as if they are all interchangeable and replaceable. The value of their unique skills and talents as people get diminished, or are even seen as unwelcome or unnecessary.
In general, the major groups that are traditionally marginalized are:
- ethnic minorities
- religious minorities
- people with disabilities or challenges
- LGBTQIA+ persons
These are employees who are excluded from opportunities or face a lack of opportunities for authentic participation in formal or informal day-to-day conversations, decision making or group activities in an organization.
The burden is put on them to include themselves even while their unique identities are minimized as unimportant.
The impact and cost of marginalization:
- emotional tax
- no or very slow career growth
- no skill development
- low self-esteem
- lack of confidence
- increased anxiety and stress
- burnout and fatigue
- lack of motivation
- being overworked and underpaid
- relationship conflicts
- being overlooked for leadership opportunities because they don’t fit the mold of a “traditional leader”.
Embrace Your Cultural Identity and Power
An educational, interactive and transformational community building training experience to empower and train your talent to harness their cultural identities and strengths, and to engage in your company with their unique contributions.
Individual Participant Benefits
Understanding the important influences of cultural identity
Decrease in personal emotional tax
Solutions to resolve microaggressions
Learning the language of inclusive communications
Developing inclusive emotional management
Implementing inclusive cultural competency
Understanding the new metrics of diversity, equity, and, inclusion
Learning intergenerational style differences
What is in it for your organization?
Understanding the gaps in diversity, equity and inclusion across the employee life cycle
Deep learning of the intersectional realities of employees
Increase in long-term profitability gains
Creation of a robust pipeline for succession planning
Cost savings by reducing piece-meal trainings on diversity
Updated policies to protect the organizations assets and interests for the future of work
The LEGupward™ Framework and Process
Phase 1: Learn
Phase 2: Empower
Phase 3: Grow
Step 1: Set the Stage
To identify individual and overall group starting points for progress benchmarks.
Step 2: Clarify
To create a strategy to successfully clarify a solid, common foundation of cohesion and belongingness.
Step 3: Make the Invisible Visible
To start the process of helping employees create and experience their own belongingness.
Step 4: Converge for Alignment
To converge employee leadership traits, skills and voices with organizational goals, culture and priorities.
Step 5: Practice and Implementation
To create actions for employees to model compassion, belongingness, and inclusion to others in the organization.
Step 6: Feedback Looping
To build natural feedback loops for continued growth after the completion of the program.
Self-paced video and audio files to include multiple learning styles. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Cultural Identity Formation and Influences
- Inclusive leadership
- Convergence of personnel to organizational goals
- Case studies on successful belongingness
- Unlearning biases
- Mentoring and sponsorship
- Inclusive Emotional management
- Inclusive communications
- Deep dive into personal biases
- Deep dive into organizational biases
- Branding your inclusion
- DISC assessment
- EQ assessment
- Leadership Voice assessment
- Transition management assessment
- Understanding wellbeing
- Effective communications
- Developing a cohesive inclusion strategy
- A two-hour onboarding session to set the stage
- Weekly 90 minute group coaching calls to build team cohesion
- Optional 30-minute per module 1:1 coaching sessions for those who need extra support
- Unlimited email and text support
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