An Introduction to Working with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Training of Trainers

Sat Oct 16, 09:00 - Sat Oct 16, 13:00


Do you wish you could have more productive conversations with your clients, colleagues or peers about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)? 

Do you wish you had the skills to help your clients, colleagues or peers better understand DEI?

Are you increasingly receiving requests for training related to DEI or assistance navigating conversations or conflicts related to DEI?

Would your clients benefit from a deeper understanding of how DEI impacts their growth and effectiveness? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions (or maybe all of them), we invite you to join us for an introductory 4-hour online training. In this introductory workshop, you will:

  • better understand what DEI is and why it is so important to manage DEI effectively
  • better understand the language (terminology) of DEI 
  • begin to better understand the complex reactions to DEI

This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to strengthen their skills in working with DEI, including (but not limited to) facilitators, trainers, coaches, teachers, members of School Governing Bodies (SGBs), community workers and HR professionals. While this workshop focuses primarily on the South African context, the concepts are universal and can be applied to all other contexts. Therefore, we welcome participants from around the world.

This workshop serves as a valuable stand-alone introduction to working with DEI. In addition, for those wanting a more in-depth training experience, it serves as the springboard into our broader, comprehensive DEI training of trainers programme:


Module 1: An Introduction to Working with DEI (cost: R500)

Module 2: Creating a Safe Container

Module 3: Understanding Diversity

Module 4: Understanding Equity

Module 5: Understanding Inclusion and Exclusion

Module 6: Understanding Unconscious Bias

Module 7: Understanding Microaggressions 

Module 8: Understanding Rank, Power and Privilege

Module 9: Developing Skills for Courageous Conversations

Module 10: Holding Courageous Conversations

Module 1 is the prerequisite for accessing the other modules in the programme (each of which is delivered as a separate, stand-alone 4-hour workshop). 

Once you have attended a Module 1 workshop, you will receive updates on when the other modules are offered and you are welcome to sign up for them as and when you choose! (There are no particular requirements in terms of the number of modules you complete, when you complete them or the order in which you complete them.)

If you are unavailable to attend this Module 1 workshop, please send us an email at [email protected] or [email protected] so that we can send you the date for the next one.

Here is what some of our past participants are saying about this workshop:

"I was really inspired by this train the trainers workshop - I was really inspired by the other participants and the shared commitment to learn and grow as we strive to create a more just and equitable South Africa and world. I’m looking forward to future modules of this workshop series!" (Participant based in South Africa)

"This is a fantastic experience. Zed and Sam provide one of the best models I've seen for anyone interested in hosting dialogues around DEI topics. I can't recommend it highly enough." (Participant based in the USA)

"It was very insightful and great to gain knowledge about D&I through the South African lens in addition to a European perspective. Yet, I very much liked the aspect that your program is suitable for participants from everywhere. Thank you Samantha Stern and Zed Xaba!" (Participant based in the UK)

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