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DJA is known for our training. For decades we have designed and provided training solutions to organizations around the world. That means we have a lot of content across a diverse array of topics and variety of formats, from immerse cohort experiences to micro-courses.

Our courses are perfect for organizations that want to fast-track your EDI investment, expand your offerings or incorporate new content into your current Learning Management System.

Content Licensing

Licensing DJA’s content mean that:

  1. You are leveraging EDI subject matter and instructional design expertise.
  2. Every course, regardless of the topic, seamlessly integrates EDI.
  3. Offerings have been tested and revised based on previous participants’ feedback
  4. Reflect the most current and relevant topics being discussed in today’s changing environment
  5. You have a rich library of options to choose from–bundles related to a specific topic, like EDI, or mix-and-match to complement your existing offerings.
  6. Includes accompanying resources–like case studies, checklists or job aids–to reinforce learning and real-world application.

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DJA Micro-Courses

Well-Being and Positive Morale

A black and white image of a person's face Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Presence, Focus & Fulfillment

Mindfulness is defined as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose," and has been shown to reduce stress and increase focus. Mindfulness practice provides tools to slow down our 'crazy busy' thoughts and ground ourselves in the present moment. This course discusses mindfulness research and practice, illustrating its power through a series of short activities. Participants will assess opportunities to incorporate mindfulness philosophy and practices into their lives to increase calm and focus, plan for current/upcoming challenges, and acquire insights on how to leverage these practices in the longer term process of resilience.

A person with a light on their head Well-Being As a Practice

There is a plethora of research on the benefits of integrated well being practices in our lives. However, even people who are aware of these benefits report inconsistent, at best, adoption of daily practices that nurture well-being. This short course reinforces the research, correlates daily practices into immediate benefits, and shares strategies for moving from commitment to action.

A light in the dark Navigating your Life Journey with Purpose and Resilience

This course takes participants on a journey through their own lives to reflect on where and how resilience has been employed and how they can better harness their sense of purpose and specific skills and resources for resilience to enhance their well-being and fulfillment. They will assess their current levels of resilience in several areas of life, identify opportunities to incorporate the qualities and habits of being resilient into their life, and acquire insights and strategies to enhance resilience.

A close up of a candle Identifying and Marketing your Unique Personal Brand

This course helps participants become clear about the connection between their personal values, professional 'brand', and ultimately their legacy. Through a series of practical exercises, they will answer the fundamental question: What do you want to be known for? They will construct a personal brand statement and identify ways to 'market' and reinforce their personal brand. The session is punctuated with stories and examples of personal and professional brands in action.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion And Accessibility

A black and white image of a skull Contemporary EDI

We are navigating potentially one of the most disruptive eras in modern workplace history. All of the assumptions upon which we’ve built modern workplaces have shifted, compounded by being global and integrally tied to issues of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. Just doing more the same simply won’t work. But the question now is “What does it mean to do EDI in 2022?”

A close up of a logo Developing Your Global Mindset

Global mindset is a research-based framework that captures three critical areas of development for cross-cultural work, especially in global leadership roles. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own global mindset using the Global Mindset Inventory prior to the session. During the session, they will learn about the importance of global intellectual capital, global social capital and global psychological capital, specifically looking at the 35 capabilities within them as they apply to real-world practice. By the end of the session, participants will have a sense of their strengths and key areas for further development. They will take away a series of development tips they can leverage, as well.

Person You Be the Judge: Recognizing, Avoiding and Mitigating Microaggressions in the Workplace

What are microaggressions? This session looks at commonplace daily interactions in the workplace to explore this topic from participants’ perspectives. Participants’ evaluate scenarios to open dialogue about the different perspectives on the nature and severity of different interactions. They will learn why microaggressions are significant and what they can personally do to remove them from their own communication and to address them in productive ways.

A close up of a fire Cultural Competence as a Workplace Expectation

Culturally competent people continually practice adapting behaviors across various cultural differences. They actively build bridges across race, gender, employment classification, and even ideology, among others. When exposed early on to ideas about culture, cultural self-awareness, and doing your own work, the biggest concern for people is where to begin. Thankfully, a research-based and internationally validated path exists.

A black and white image of a skull with a cross on it Techniques for Starting a EDI Conversation

Most of us have topics that we get nervous about discussing, particularly at work. Engaging in EDI conversations effectively requires a set of skills that can be learned and practiced. This session is designed to provide 6 steps to set up a EDI conversation for success. The result of learning and practicing with these tools is more competence and confidence in EDI conversations.

A group of people standing in a line Reducing the Negative Impact of Bias

Bias impacts us all. More importantly, bias is the invisible hand that limits our ability to experience breakthrough results and reach our goals. In this course you will learn about different kinds of bias, why bias exists, and explore examples of subtle and not-so-subtle ways–like implicit bias and microaggressions–that bias can curtail EDI efforts. You will gather specific tools and resources for addressing your own bias and that of others in your workplace in ways that are constructive, non-judgmental or shame-inducing, and lead to measurable change.

Intercultural Communication

A close up of a logo Finding Common Ground: How to Engage in Critical Intercultural Dialogue to Strengthen Relationships

Research finds that while diversity ultimately adds great value to teams and organizations, it brings with it differences in beliefs, values, perspectives and styles that necessitate dialogue for understanding. This session explores the cross-cultural communication skills and cultural agility competencies needed to engage in intercultural dialogue that builds bridges of understanding and helps to create common ground for strong working relationships.

Symbol The How To’s of Brave Spaces

Communicating about difficult topics is an inevitable part of the work experience and it is a manager’s responsibility to model surfacing topics of conversation that may go unspoken or ignored, and to demonstrate what accountability for their words and actions looks like in brave spaces. Managers can help create an environment where their team members can communicate without feeling like they will be judged or dismissed for their expression. This course uses case studies to ensure participants have practical knowledge and ability to immediately apply what you have learned.

Pronouns and Inclusive Communication Pronouns and Inclusive Communication

Using gender-inclusive language means speaking and writing in a way that does not discriminate against a particular sex, social gender or gender identity, and does not perpetuate gender stereotypes. Given the key role of language in shaping cultural and social attitudes, using gender-inclusive language is a powerful way to promote gender equality and eradicate gender bias. This session will include examples of how to incorporate gender inclusive language in written and verbal communication, and provide resources for ongoing reference.

A black and white logo Using Privilege to Create Access, Impact Change

Have you ever been in a space that just felt like you were wearing someone else’s shoes? Like you were technically invited but it was clear that you weren’t wanted fully? Or that you just couldn’t seem to make the same kind of connection that others seemed to share? Feeling othered is a heavy weight, particularly for people who feel it often and have been having similar experiences over much of their lives. This course will invite participants to explore ways in which privilege shows up in our positions, roles and lives, and how to tap those areas of privilege in order expand access to relationships, information, and resources that is less readily available to others. Upon completion of the course you will have a solid list of actions and confidence to practically apply what you have learned in your daily interactions.

A close-up of a key chain Communicating Across Power Dynamics

Expectations about workplace communication are changing due to shifting cultural and generational norms and different ways of working, including hybrid models. Within these shifts, new practices need to emerge to allow the wide array of personal preferences to be fully engaged and leveraged. This course includes models and case studies that allow you to consider communication from multiple perspectives, and equips you to respond with your inclusive values centered.

Leading Self And Others

A black and white logo Managing and Engaging in the Virtual and Hybrid Workplace

Working on virtual or hybrid teams requires more than just new skills; it requires a new mindset for employees and managers alike. This course explores the distinctions and complexities of work in this environment in order to successfully lead diverse individuals and teams.

A cartoon of a smiling face Empathy Means Caring About Others’ Lived Experiences

Empathy is the ability to understand what others are feeling in a way that builds connection and also allows you to provide unique and caring support. It is also one of the most requested attributes of managers by employees. Empathy requires curiosity about other people's reality in order to develop understanding about experiences or worldviews that may be different from your own. It helps us to know what matters most to the other person, their worldview, and what words to use, tone and timing to use in communicating across cultures. This session will include practical techniques for enhancing empathy and conveying it in ways that encourage engagement and nurture trust.

A black and white logo Managing Time, Maximizing Focus

In today’s fast paced world, the issues many face is what to pay attention to, and how to maintain focus. This course is grounded in current research in neuroscience and peak human performance, and designed for practical application. It describes some of the challenges associated with managing one’s focus, and provides immediate solutions to help you incorporate practices used by some of the world’s most effective people.

Text Enhancing Workplace Morale and Employee Engagement

Measuring employee engagement is just the first step, understanding how to tap the source of a person’s engagement then align tasks and opportunities that nurture morale and trust are necessary next steps. This course will equip you with language and skills that provide a foundation as well as techniques for individualized application–for yourself and as you work with others.

A black and white logo EDI Sponsor: From Personal Commitment to Taking Action

Developing a personal commitment to EDI will clarify your vision for the way you work, solidify why EDI matters to you, and help you explore what you’re willing to do to prioritize this commitment. To make meaningful change, we must move beyond simple awareness of issues and consistently apply what we learn through practice in our everyday work. Making that change takes personal commitment. This course is a must have for people who need to communicate your commitment to others, to engage in meaningful dialogue, and who are expected to model inclusive values.

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