Embrace your Cultural Identity and Power
ARE YOU EMPOWERED ENOUGH TO LEVERAGE YOUR CULTURAL IDENTITY AND STRENGTHS AT WORK?
ARE YOU A MINORITY GROUP MEMBER BEING MARGINALIZED IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?
DO YOU 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 UNPACK AND UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR CULTURAL IDENTITY.
WE HELP YOU BELONG AND USE YOUR UNIQUE SKILLS AND TALENTS WITHOUT HAVING TO HIDE ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF YOURSELF AT WORK.
WE HELP YOU HARNESS THE BENEFITS OF YOUR UNIQUE IDENTITY TO INCREASE YOUR CAREER GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
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”.
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
Embrace Your Cultural Identity and Power
An educational, interactive and transformational training experience to empower and train you to harness your cultural identities and strengths, and to engage in your company with your unique contributions.
Phase 1: Learn
Phase 2: Empower
Phase 3: Grow
The LEGupward™ Framework and Process
Step 1: The Right Frameworks
To establish the right frameworks and right frame of mind to maximize transformation
Step 2: Unlearning
To clear out all the muck that hasn’t been serving you well toward your growth
Step 3: Reframing
To start the process of building you authentically from the inside out.
Step 4: Making your Invisible Visible
To help balance all the previously hidden and ignored aspects of your unique leadership and personal sense of Self
Step 5: Converging for Alignment
To align and converge your inner world to your outward expression and manifestations of you as a leader.
Step 6: Amplifying your Impact
To amplify your impact as a leader in all of your interconnected spaces, building in feedback loops to continue your growth and progress past the completion of the program.
Self-paced video and audio files to include multiple learning styles. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Understanding Identity
- Cultural Identity formation
- Dimensions of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belongingness
- Leveraging your diversity
- Mindset and strategy
- Case studies on successful belongingness
- Unlearning biases
- Mentoring and sponsorship
- Inclusive Emotional management
- Inclusive communications
Thought exercises in every module to help you reflect on and process the informational modules. Exercises include but are not limited to:
- Deep dive into personal biases
- Deep dive into organizational biases
- DISC assessment
- EQ assessment
- Leadership Voice assessment
- Transition management assessment
- Understanding wellbeing
- Effective communications
- A two-hour onboarding session to set the stage
- Weekly 1:1 60 minute coaching calls
- Unlimited email and text support
Stay ahead of the curve. Be an Ally of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belongingness. Transform your organization into a shining example of belongingness and thriving.
To amplify our services to people who need them during this time of global crisis, our team at AJ Rao, LLC is constantly creating new workshops, sip-n-learn experiences, and other live stream events that are FREE of cost to participants.