Project X workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of the client and provided for individuals and groups. We facilitate ongoing dialogue among members of client organizations through regular caucus discussions, book club meetings, and more, using a three-phase process.
Participants are provided with an educational program where they are equipped with both hard and soft skills necessary to navigate issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Following are examples of the workshops that Project X offers.
Project X Fundamentals: In order to appropriately address issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, it is critical to understand where an organization and its members are in their awareness and understanding of culture, diversity, equity and inclusion. Is there a common understanding and shared vocabulary when engaged in conversations regarding diversity? Have individuals explored the biases they may hold? These questions and others are explored in this workshop. Topics covered in Project X Fundamentals include but are not limited to: Implicit bias, Basics of Power & Privilege, Cultural humility, and Racial/Social identity development. Note: Ideal workshop length is two days.
“What did you just say?” Microaggressions: when minor comments cause major harm. From time to time we have all found ourselves in conversations where we have offended someone unintentionally and are at a loss for how to repair the damage that has been done. In this workshop participants will explore stereotypes and concepts of cross cultural communication and learn what to do in these tense moments and gain an understanding of intent versus impact.
Theory versus practice: Have you participated in training workshops before, particularly those focused on diversity only to be left wondering, “But, what do I say or do in the moment?” This workshop provides the answer to that question! Participants are guided through a variety of scenarios designed to equip them with the skills necessary to navigate difficult situations and conversations.
Privilege, Power & Oppression: This workshop explores the various forms of racism and the impact it has on every aspect of an organization from interpersonal relationships to policies and procedures. Participants will be given historical context for a better understanding of the roots of racism in the United States and how to recognize its more covert forms in the present day. This workshop is most effective when taken after the Project X Fundamentals workshop. Note: Ideal workshop length is two days.
**Equity & Access: This workshop explores in depth an organization's culture and environment that will promote greater equity and increased access, particularly to historically underrepresented groups. Topics included but are not limited to representation, recruitment and retention. Participants will understand how these topics contribute to creation and maintenance of an environment that is welcoming and supportive of diverse individuals.
Project X offers consultation services that support our clients as they take the steps achieve their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Organizational Development: With an increasingly diverse society, Project X will help organizations positions themselves to not only communicate but represent their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Strategic Planning: Project X guides clients through an in depth process where they are able to clearly identify goals and establish a plan to achieve those goals utilizing a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Incident Response: Whether within an organization or within the larger profession of which an organization is a member, Project X will help our clients respond appropriately to incidents related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Leadership Development: Project X provides strategies, techniques and support that equip leaders and leadership teams with the tools necessary to direct their organization in a way that is culturally responsive and aware.
One-on-one: Development of your unique leadership through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Team: Development of teams/committees that encourage broad representation and help to maintain organizational accountability.