Instructor-Led Diversity Classes 

Diversity Builder, Inc. offers a full catalog of DE&I courses to develop continuing cultural education programs for employees. These learning solutions elevate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and address attitudes, communication and behaviors to help employees progress toward cultural competence. The trainer’s goal is to provide an interactive and immersive learning experience that results in each employee uncovering actionable insights to take back to the workplace.

Organization Types

  • Corporate
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Small Businesses

Ask our trainers about courses that count for CEU’s (continuing education units/credits).

Key Diversity and Inclusion Training Topics
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Resolving Implicit Bias
Supporting Gender Identity and Expression
Bridging Generational Differences
Systemic and Institutional Anti-Racism
Cultural Competence
Cultural Competency
Bystander Intervention
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion
Understanding Intersectionality
Harassment Prevention
Excellence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence
Fostering Effective Communication

Diversity Builder trainers travel to your onsite location or offsite venues, such as hotels or convention center to facilitate workshops or serve as speakers for presentations.  The trainers are located in different cities to include New York City, Houston, Seattle, San Diego, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Charlotte and others. Looking for a lunch and learn or conference trainer or keynote speaker? Diversity Builder is glad to help.

Specifically, Diversity Builder structures the training to derive the following benefits for corporate, not-for-profit organizations, and government departments:

Beyond Sensitivity and Awareness:  Benefits

What are the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion training?

The following list contains the most beneficial outcomes of DE&I training starting from awareness and sensitivity and moving to actionable change.

  • Improved communication: When communication improves, performance naturally improves.  Enhancing communication related to diversity topics helps build an inclusive environment and welcoming workplace for staff and leadership.
  • Elevated employee expression of authenticity: When employees feel respected, heard, and included, they tend to they will likely feel more comfortable being their authentic selves where job satisfaction and performance increase and they thrive within the workplace, 1
  • Enhanced employee and group performance:  When inclusive practices are embedded into an organization or corporate entity, employees and managers develop mutual respect and a renewed vision in their ability to work cohesively.
  • Higher employee retention rates
  • Reduced human resource occurrences
  • Improved diversity hiring and employee recruitment
  • Increased workplace team innovation and decision-making 2

Experienced Diversity Trainers

Diversity Builder’s trainers have diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds that yield valuable perspectives and contribute to our organization’s ability to build inventive training programs that produce deep-rooted and measurable results. The majority hold advanced degrees and certifications.

Diversity Builder’s trainers and consultants have worked with clients in the areas of diversity, inclusion, multicultural awareness and sensitivity, change management, cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and team development. Our experience in these areas includes numerous group facilitations with publicly traded corporate companies, financial institutions, government entities, manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical groups, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Meet our Diversity Trainers

Diversity Builder trainers have been instrumental in developing specialized workplace bystander intervention training for organizations. One of Diversity Builder’s trainers helped develop a bystander program used on public transportation in Poland and gender sensitivity awareness training for a hotel group, while another led NASA in resolving bias and the multigenerational workplace. The trainers are strong curriculum developers and have designed engaging learner-led programs in generational diversity and in gender identity and expression.

[1] Davis, Alicia S.; Kafka, Adrienne M.; González-Morales, M. Gloria; Feitosa, Jennifer (2021). Team Belonging: Integrating Teamwork and Diversity Training Through Emotions. SAGE Journals. Collection.
[2] Phillips, Katherine E. (2014) How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

The Diversity Builder Difference: Active Experiential Learning

Diversity Builder uses an experiential training facilitation and blended learn approach that is highly effective. Unlike lecture-driven training courses, our curriculum is delivered using adult learning principles. We believe workplace training is best received if it is conversational and engaging. Our trainers are consistent in their training and use tools such as group case study, role playing, and other learning activities. The critical source for learning resides in the adults and their personal connections to the topics.

Post Training Support

Diversity Builder provides post-training support to clients. It is our belief that integrating diversity extends beyond the initial training sessions. We offer tools, resources, and support to participants and management. Incorporating diversity workshops, inclusive policies, one-on-one sessions, and other strategies help companies develop a transformative workplace. Our trainers and consultants are available to answer questions from staff or management, as various diversity programs are implemented.

Below is a list of some of Diversity Builder Inc.’s training and consulting clients we have been honored to work with over the years. Client industries range from banking and healthcare to state lottery, law firms, oil and gas corporations, and hotel groups.

Workplace Training Clients

Federal Government Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
International Space Station (ISS – NASA)
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center) Carderock Division

Healthcare Hospitals & Physicians

Molina Healthcare
Medidata Solutions (New York, NY)
Bradford Health Services
Anka Behavioral Health
Washoe Tribal Health Center
Royale Mission Viejo Health
Partners in Care Foundation
Houston Women’s Clinic (Houston, TX)
Darby Dental
Redlands Community Hospital
Fairfax Pediatric Associates
CNS Healthcare
Riverside University Health System (Moreno Valley, CA)
LeMaitre Vasular, Inc. (Burlington, MA)
White Plains Hospital (White Plains, NY)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
NorthCare Network (Marquette, MI)
California Wellness Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
CONMED Corporation
Sigmund Labs (Kearny, NJ)

Banking and Finance

Ohio Savings Bank
New York Community Bank
Northwestern Mutual
Granite Loan Management
Alabama Ag Credit (Montgomery, AL)
Healthcare: Anthem, Inc.
EFT Source (now CPI Card Group)
Settlement Alliance
Overland Solutions, Inc.
Ace Cash Express
Auto Acceptance
Integro Global Risk Management and Specialty Insurance
Harley Alloway Insurance Agency
The Marcus Group Insurance Specialists
Hedgeye Risk Management
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation
Enbright Credit Union
Santa Cruz Credit Union
Cobra Trading, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Forward Mechanical (Queens, NY)
Ellwood City Forge Group (Ellwood, PA)
Flow Traders (global)

Aerospace/Aircraft Industry Training Clients

Bombardier Inc.
Stark Aerospace
Senior Aerospace AMT Absolute & Damar
Active Aero
Aerojet Rocketdyne (Sacramento, CA)

Construction & Architectural Design

Lindblad Construction
Conti Corporation of Nashville
ARCO Construction Company
Steele & Freeman, Inc. Construction Managers (Fort Worth, TX)
Skanska USA
American Contracting and Environmental Services
LONG Building Technologies
Irving Materials of Nashville
Construction Business Group
Alpha Building Corporation
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Kwest Group
Ceco Concrete Construction
Olympic Steel
Long Foundation Drilling Company (Nashville, TN)
Truebeck Construction (San Mateo, CA)
Modular Fabrication (New Brunswick, Canada)
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (Chicago, IL)
Clarkdietrich Building Systems (Sacramento/Riverside, CA)
MTG (Barcelona)

Police Law Enforcement and Attorney Groups

City of Akron/Akron Police Department
Elkton Police Department
Gross McGinley LLP (Law Firm)
Kasaby Schmoke Law Firm (Omaha, NE)
Birmingham Police Department
St. Martin Parish Sheriff
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Weaver Law Office
Ulmer & Berne LLP Law Firm
BP Peterman Law Group
Sonoma County Sheriff Windsor Police
Township of O’Hara Police (Pittsburg, PA)
Madison Township Police Department (Groveport, OH)
Canadian National (CN) Police Service (Montreal, Quebec- Canada)
Rockingham County Department of Corrections (Brentwood, NH)
Borough of Blawnox Police Department (Pennsylvania)
Los Alamos Police Department (New Mexico)
Hartford Police Department (Connecticut)
Stillwater Police Department (Minnesota)
City of Gainesville Police Department (Gainesville, FL)

Education: Colleges & Universities

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)
Northwest Indiana Special Education
Lake Station Community Schools (Indiana)
Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
Southside Virginia Community College
Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale, NY)
Board of Education Passaic Valley
Sewanee University (University of the South)
Columbia State Community College
Keystone Oaks School District
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC)
Denmark College (Merrillville, IN)
Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN)
Delta Technical College (Horn Lake, MS)
Alpha Omicron Pi (Brentwood, TN)
The American College of Financial Services (Pennsylvania)
University of Houston School of Pharmacy (Houston, TX)
Lynn Public Schools (Massachusetts)
Gaston County Schools (North Carolina)
PAXIS Institute

Pharmaceutical & Medical Facilities

Reese Pharmaceutical Company (Cleveland, OH)
Synergy Pharmaceuticals
Seneca Medical
ReadCoor, Inc.
Tris Pharmaceuticals (Monmouth Junction, NJ)
Sebela Pharmaceuticals (Roswell, GA)

Technology Firms

AGE Industries
ComTech Communications
Basware Corporation
StratX IT Solutions
Crafty Apes
IMM Esign
Litera Microsystems
Data Electronic Devices
Corinium Global Intelligence
Able (New York/San Francisco)
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
Applied Educational Systems
Retro Studios (Austin, TX)
Quantum Polymers (Elmhurst, IL)
Corinium Global Intelligence (London, England)
Postlight (New York City, NY)
VFC Group (North Salt Lake City, UT)
LION Group, Inc. (Dayton, OH and Kentucky)
Avon Protection (Lexington, KY)

Cities and State Agencies

City of Philadelphia
City of Hemet
City of Arvin
Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID)
Suisun City Fire Department (California)
Vilas County Wisconsin
City of Costa Mesa
Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Water and Utility Companies

Madera Valley Water (California)
Limestone County Water and Sewer (Alabama)
UtiliQuest, LLC (Georgia)
Harpeth Valley Utilities District (Nashville, TN)
Nortech Waste (California)

Transportation Automotive Companies

Henna Chevrolet (Austin, TX)
24/7 Limousines
Akebono Brake
Service King Collision Repair
Retrax Holdings
Sperry Rail Service
Dimerco Express Group (California)
Motor Home Specialist (MHSRV)
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWRR)
Triple T Transport (Ohio)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Flight Services International (Houston, TX)
GB Remanufacturing (Long Beach, CA)
Kelley Williamson: KW Oil (Rockford, IL)

Food and Beverage Companies

Performance Food Group Company (Richmond, VA)
Creative Occasions, Inc. (Nashville, TN)
RC Cola
World Food Program USA
Applebee’s International, Inc.
Dillon Stores (The Kroger Company)
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles (Long Beach, CA)
Supreme Beverage Company (Alabama)
The Indigo Road Hospitality and Consultation
Mid River Restaurants, LLC
Walker Brothers Beverage Co (Nashville, TN)
Killer Shrimp
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Housing and Real Estate Companies

West Haven Housing Authority
Cedar Realty Trust, Inc.
Retirement Housing Foundation (Long Beach, CA)
Property Resource Corporation (New York City, NY)
RCAP Solutions, Inc.
Laramar Group (Denver, CO)
Buschman Homes (Chicago, IL)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD – Washington, DC)
Mutual Housing of California

Service Companies

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers) (Nashville, TN)
OPI Inc.
Diamond Parking
Dedicated Retail Services
Nashville Shores
SquareTrade (An Allstate Company)
Cherry Companies
First Batch Hospitality (Brooklyn/Chicago)
Alliance Homecare (New York City/Long Island)
Greater Lynn Senior Services (Massachusetts)
SEOP, Inc.
Cresent Furniture
Victory Packaging (Houston, TX)
Friendship Village
Service King
National Envelope
Saint Clair Systems (Michigan)
Eric Javits
Textile Restorations
The RealReal
IO Studio
HTI, Inc.
Labor Ready
Dodd Electric (Nashville, TN)
Morris-Jenkins, Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
Madison Security (Bronx, NY)
OPTO International
Corporate Environments (Atlanta, GA)
EJ Electric
SMG (venue management)
On The Move Inc.
Service Management Group
Southern Wine and Spirits
Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions (Nashville, TN)
CYMI Industrial
Federal Signal
Norgren Limited (United Kingdom)
The Apothecarium
Columbia Helicopters
Viking Cruises
EAG Services
Allied Universal Security Services
LP Innovations
Anant Operations
Plains All American Pipeline (Houston, TX)
Coil Chem LLC
Unispace (Global)
Learning Arts
Billie Inc. (New York City, NY)
Hotel Cascada (Albuquerque, NM)
Teague Campbell (North Carolina)
Spraque Pest (Tacoma, WA)
Bestway Services (Nashville, TN)
Patriot Growth Insurance Service, LLC
Graham-Pelton (New York, NY)
Phantom Regiment (Illinois)

Charitable Organizations and Non-Profit Institutions

Catholic Charities Community Services (New York, NY)
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (Los Angeles, CA)
United Way of Brevard County Florida
The Humane Society of the United States
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)
Sttrong Foundation (New York)
California Rural Legal Assistance
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Public Art Fund (New York City)
Forward Cities (Durham, NC)
YMCA Summer Camps (Nashville, TN)
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Community Change (Washington, DC)
Fair Labor Association
APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) (Asian and Pacific Islanders)
Planned Parenthood

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