LifeWorks stands in support and solidarity against the injustices many communities face today, and we firmly denounce racism in all its forms. We acknowledge the responsibility we have as business leaders, as employers and as individuals, to ensure we do better on the path to social equality.
To support organizations, their employees, and leaders, we have developed a number of resources that are available to respond and educate about racism, allyship, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in all forms.
As part of our continued development of training workshops and programs, we are proud to introduce our three-part workshop series: The Equitable Workplace: Cultivating Attitudes of Anti-Racism and Allyship.
This program dispels common myths and misconceptions about how biases, racism, power and privilege have been traditionally taught and communicated to us for years. Hint, a few key points were missed! It also helps learners identify strategies in becoming agents of change in confronting racism. The series consists of three modules, designed to be taken in succession:
- Module 1: Challenging What We Think We Know About Racism
- Module 2: Anti-Racism in Action: Exploring Power, Privilege and Allyship in the Workplace
- Module 3: Inclusive Leadership: Moving Beyond Diversity towards Racial Equity (For People Leaders)
In addition to our Equitable Workplace program, we have developed several training options around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a broader lens as well.
- Our 3 hour workshop Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace is also available. This program focuses on defining and understanding diversity and inclusion, understanding the value of diversity and identifying the behaviours that align with valuing diversity in the workplace.
- Our module eLearning program Building Awareness of a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace is a self-directed online program designed to help participants foster inclusiveness in their workplaces.
In addition to the above training sessions - we offer a number of workshops and webinars on Respect and Discrimination in the Workplace, Multiculturalism, and many more. Click here to see all of our workshops.
We can deliver all of our training in a virtual setting - read more about how we deliver our training virtually here!
- Talking About Race is a free online resource from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture that offers reading and insight for educators, caregivers, and anyone committed to equity on topics such as bias, oppression, whiteness, community building, and much more.
- Toward a Racially Just Workplace: An article by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo
- Supporting Diversity as a Manager: Your Attitude Toward Diversity: Part one of a three part series of articles on managing diversity from Lifeworks. For those with access to Lifeworks, you can also find this article there.
- Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas (Published in 2019)
- The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh (Published in 2018)
- For your children (4-9): The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson and Matt James
- For your young children (0-3): More, More, More, Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams