The following represents a sample of workshops offered by Denise Materre Consulting.
These and additional program offers can be developed to meet the specific needs of your organization.
Cultural Competency 101:
Creating A Learning Organization
At the heart of Inclusiveness is respect...respect to not only hire people who are different from yourself, but the respect to actually listen and
learn from the unique perspective they might offer.
In this Introduction to Cultural Competency and Inclusiveness, your organization will begin building a framework and foundation for understanding key
concepts and sharing cultural stories. Through a series of experiential activities and facilitated discussions, we will promote an atmosphere of safety
and encourage curiosity as a basis for learning. Organizations will gain valuable momentum and employee commitment in exploring the benefits of inclusion, and
learning the collective value each member of the team brings to the workplace.
Cultural Competency 102:
Creating Respect, Safety and Accountability
This workshop designed as Part II in a two-part series, will continue to build on the foundation established in Cultural Competency 101.
This offer is available to organizations that want to deepen the conversation and exploration of implicit bias, recognize messages and stereotypes and the
impact of personal behavior on co-workers, clients and external communities. Employee responsibility and respect are the cornerstones for creating change
and successfully building an inclusive environment.
Courageous Conversations on Race:
Taking It to The Next Level
What is important to understand about race in this country? What are the issues that divide us?
What would be the gains and opportunities to create powerful and effective outcomes if we had the motivation and skills to build bridges?
Do you long to have these conversations without fear, avoidance, or the risk of someone (including yourself), becoming prematurely offended?
Do you want to be a life long learner who contributes to the world around you with curiosity, clarity and courage? If so, let us commit to engage and grow together.
This session is designed to promote conversations about race that are conducted with respect and safety.
We will guide participants through a process of facilitated discussions that are guaranteed to remove limiting barriers and beliefs in your
team or organizational workplace. In this group setting we will encourage full engagement, as we explore topics that are sometimes difficult
to have honestly in a cross-cultural context. Integrity, investment, courage and respect will be the anchors to achieving a safe, learning environment.
Developing Board Engagement in the Work of Inclusiveness and Cultural Competency
In this workshop designed for Board Members, we will discuss strategies and concepts to increase action and accountability to the work of Inclusiveness and Cultural Competency.
We will explore:
Definitions: Diversity and Inclusiveness… understanding the difference.
Exploring Change and Resistance to Change
Shifting from Resistance to Engagement
Developing a Cost/Benefit Analysis to Create a Value Proposition for Being Inclusive
Facilitating Cultural Competency Workshops and Discussions:
Train the Trainer
In this interactive and highly experiential workshop you will learn the tools and strategies to facilitate powerful and effective cultural competency discussions in your workplace.
The instructional format will include participating in hands-on activities followed by a full debrief and discussion to unpack and teach key skills.
Participants will have "practice delivery" opportunities, with feedback and coaching provided in a safe, supportive learning environment.
A Comprehensive Toolkit to provide easy reference post training is included.
Introduction to MBTI:
Unleashing the power of your gifts
Do you know the inherent gifts that make you unique? Do you understand what specific abilities others are counting on you to provide, thereby making you a
vital member and lead contributor in your organization or team? Do you have the insight and tools to leverage your contribution, make offers, and support
co- workers to do the same? If not, we invite you to take this world class personality instrument, The Myers- Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), which has enabled
millions of people around the globe to enjoy satisfying careers, build effective relationships and excel in organizational and personal settings of their choice.
In this session we will review the results of your individualized profile, and equip you to better communicate and relate to members of your team. Understanding the power of
preference, will enable you to positively impact your workplace, and equally apply these insights and tools to every relationship in your professional and personal domain.
This offer can equally be applied to small groups and teams that want to successfully build on the unique contributions of its members.
MBTI Step II Online Assessment
After validating the Step I results, some clients are sufficiently motivated to deepen their understanding and exploration of
the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Step II will provide 20 sub-scales of additional data, to create a very specific and individualized profile.
This exciting tool is also available to small groups and teams that want to unleash the power within and maximize the contribution of its members!.
MBTI Step II:
Unleashing the power within your team
Did your initial plunge with the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory leave you with a desire wanting for more? Have you ever wondered how two people with similar
Step I results, could be so very different? Do you have any unresolved questions about the impact of mid-life or midpoint scores? Did the Step I interpretation
leave you with questions or feeling not "quite a fit" with the four-letter profile you received? Or, if this is your initial exploration with this magnificent tool,
are you ready to jump in and learn all there is, the first time around?
Given the latest advances to further develop this world-class instrument, we can now offer an expanded analysis and interpretation to give you enhanced results. Building on the foundation
established with the MBTI Step I, the Step II will equip you to deepen your understanding and power to successfully influence relationships, personally and professionally.
After validating the Step I results, this advanced tool uses 20 sub scales to provide you with an in-depth, personal analysis of your preferences, creating your most complete
individual assessment and team profile.
Utilizing the Power of Responsibility
Do you experience unspoken conflict that continues to undermine your creativity, energy and overall productivity? Are you and your team members caught up in the "blame game?" Have you come to a stalemate with someone, and decided he or she is the problem? Are you stressed and overburdened from picking up the pieces, and doing the work others seem to overlook, or leave for you to do? Do team members show up late for meetings, make excuses, only to rehash and complain after the meeting is over?
If your answer is YES to any of these fairly common symptoms within teams and organizational members, then Utilizing the Power of Responsibility will provide you with the
skills and safety to explore and resolve these limiting, self-defeating behaviors!
At the conclusion of this powerful skill-building session, you and our team members will experience unleashed potential and increased productivity.