Diversity Training for Corporate Staff

ING provides diversity trainings that can be included in your long-term DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) programs both within your corporation as well as for your work with diverse clients. ING’s trainings are designed for executive officers, human resources managers, diversity professionals and other corporate leaders and staff.

Since 1998, ING has conducted diversity trainings for numerous corporations both locally and nationally, including Salesforce, Square, Intuit, Oracle, Apple, and Macy’s. For a complete listing of corporations where ING has delivered a diversity training, visit: https://ing.org/about/impact/corporations/

Our diversity trainings are available in one-to-four-hour formats and address the following topics:

  • Unconscious Bias: the historical origins of stereotypes or assumptions made about different racialized groups.
  • Impact on Communities: how stereotypes have impacted different communities which has led to systemic racism.
  • Cultural Competency: what speakers want the audience to know about their group as well as best practices for interaction.
  • Calls to Action: Countering Bias and Racism: both interpersonal and institutional calls to actions and processes for dismantling racism.

We cover  the following groups in our diversity trainings:

  • Muslim Americans who may suffer discrimination due to the intersections of religion, race, gender, and immigration status.
  • Interreligious panel that includes Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu Americans speakers discussing their challenges and best practices for interaction.
  • Interethnic/intercultural panel that includes Muslim, Jewish, African, Indigenous, Latino/Hispanic, and Asian Americans discussing their challenges and best practices for interaction.

Muslim Americans in the Workplace

This diversity training begins with an introduction to Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim Americans, including common challenges faced by Muslim employees in a post-9/11 workplace. This is followed by an overview of legal protections of religious rights and strategies for building an inclusive, equitable, and productive work environment. To that end, the training provides an overview of the traditions and practices of Muslim employees and suggestions for how to best accommodate these practices in the workplace through company policies and employee awareness. Some of the cultural considerations and religious accommodations discussed include language, dress codes, modesty and gender relations, breaks for daily and weekly prayers, fasting during the month of Ramadan, dietary restrictions, and religious holidays. The training concludes with humorous workplace scenarios and the best ways to respond to them.

Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace

This interfaith panel provides an overview of some of the challenges faced by employees of various faiths in the workplace, including religious bias and bigotry. Speakers provide an understanding of religious practices that might impact employees in the workplace as well as strategies for countering bias, accommodating religious practices, and helping to promote an inclusive and equitable workplace

Supporting an Inclusive Workplace

This panel of speakers from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds describes the history of racism against their groups and the various ways that prevalent stereotypes are internalized by society and contribute to implicit bias, which can lead to bigotry, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. The panel concludes with tools to counter bias and bigotry, prevent harassment, and help create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

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Please allow two to three weeks’ advance notice for scheduling.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at 408-296-7312 extension 160 or email us at [email protected].