cultural sensitivity training classes

Instructor-Led Diversity * Inclusion * Cultural Competency Employee Group Training

Diversity Builder, Inc. offers personalized solutions to address each organization’s training requirements. Our goal is to provide compelling training courses that result in the each learner uncovering actionable insights to effect organizational change. Key topics include Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Harassment Prevention, Cultural Competency and Effective Communication.

Diversity Builder advocates the advancement of diversity, respect for all persons, and the elimination of discrimination.  Founded in 2003, Diversity Builder has developed into a prominent workplace training leader, producing high-impact results for companies and organizations across the nation.  Diversity Builder’s unique approach to training has helped our clients successfully develop a lasting culture of diversity and inclusiveness.

Diversity Builder is a woman-owned small business that was one of the first corporations certified as an LGBTQ+ owned business. Our firm advocates the advancement of diversity, respect for all persons, and a work environment that values and embraces differences.

Specifically, Diversity Builder structures the training to derive the following benefits for companies, organizations and employees:

Beyond Sensitivity and Awareness: Inclusion Training Benefits

  • 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.
  • Increased understanding: Increased interest and understanding of differences in individuals at work has been shown to improve job satisfaction, performance, and employee retention.
  • Enhanced employee (individual and team) performance and morale: When diversity is valued by an organization and its leadership, team members and managers develop stronger mutual respect and a renewed faith in their ability to work together.
  • Higher employee retention rates
  • Reduced human resource incidences, charges, and discrimination lawsuits
  • Improved workplace staffing (diversity recruitment)
  • Increased innovation

Our 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.

Our trainers and consultants have worked with various clients in the areas of diversity, inclusion, multicultural awareness, change management, cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and team development. Our experience in these areas includes numerous class facilitations with publicly traded companies, financial institutions, government entities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Meet our Diversity Trainers

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 our 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 helps companies develop a thriving diverse 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’s  training and consulting clients we have been honored to work with over the years. Great training and consulting can only come from great partnerships. Here are just a few of the amazing clients that allow our training company to be a catalyst to build an inclusive workplace. Our clients’ industries range from banking and healthcare to the lottery, law firms, and government agencies. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, global corporations, and federal and city governments.

Diversity Builder Workplace Training Clients

Federal Government Clients

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)

Healthcare Industry Clients

Molina Healthcare
Medidata Solutions
Bradford Health Services
Anka Behavioral Health
Washoe Tribal Health Center
Royale Mission Viejo Health
Partners in Care Foundation
Houston Women’s Clinic
Darby Dental
Redlands Community Hospital
Fairfax Pediatric Associates

Banking and Finance Training Clients

Ohio Savings Bank
New York Community Bank
Granite Loan Management
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

Aerospace/Aircraft Industry Training Clients

Bombardier Inc.
Stark Aerospace
Senior Aerospace AMT
Active Aero

Construction Company Training Clients

Lindblad Construction
ARCO Construction Company
Skanska USA
American Contracting and Environmental
Irving Materials
Alpha Building Corporation
Ceco Concrete Construction
Olympic Steel

Police & Law Enforcement Attorney Training Clients

City of Akron/Akron Police Department
Elkton Police Department
Birmingham Police Department
St. Martin Parish Sheriff
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
BP Peterman Law Group

Education, Colleges, University Training Clients

Northwest Indiana Special Education
Lake Station Community Schools (Indiana)
Fairfield University
El Camino College
Southside Virginia Community College
Farmingdale State College
Board of Education Passaic Valley
Sewanee University
Columbia State Community College
Patterson School District
Keystone Oaks School District
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC)
Denmark College

Pharmaceutical & Medical Training Clients

Reese Pharmaceutical Company
Synergy Pharmaceuticals
Seneca Medical
ReadCoor, Inc.

Technology Firms Training Clients

AGE Industries
ComTech Communications
StratX IT Solutions
Crafty Apes
IMM Esign
Data Electronic Devices

Cities and State Agency Training Clients

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

Water and Utility Company Training Clients

Madera Valley Water
Limestone County Water and Sewer
UtiliQuest, LLC
Harpeth Valley Utilities District
Nortech Waste

Transportation Automotive Industry Training Clients

Henna Chevrolet
24/7 Limousines
Akebono Brake
Service King Collision Repair
Retrax Holdings
Sperry Rail Service
Motor Home Specialist

Triple T Transport

Food and Beverage Training Industry Clients

Performance Food Group
Creative Occasions, Inc. (Nashville)
RC Cola
Dillon Stores (The Kroger Company)
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles
Supreme Beverage Company
Mid River Restaurants, LLC
Killer Shrimp

Housing and Real Estate

West Haven Housing Authority
Cedar Realty Trust, Inc.
Retirement Housing Foundation
Property Resource Corporation (New York)
RCAP Solutions, Inc.
Buschman Homes
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Service Industry Training Clients

OPI Inc.
Dedicated Retail Services
Nashville Shores
SquareTrade (An Allstate Company)
Cherry Companies
Greater Lynn Senior Services
Gross McGinley LLP (Law Firm)
SEOP, Inc.
Cresent Furniture
Victory Packaging
Service King
National Envelope
Saint Clair Systems
Eric Javits
Textile Restorations
The RealReal
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.
IO Studio
HTI, Inc.
Labor Ready
Dodd Electric
Morris-Jenkins, Inc.
Madison Security
OPTO International
Corporate Environments (Atlanta)
EJ Electric
SMG (venue management)
On The Move Inc.
Service Management Group
Southern Wine and Spirits
Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions (Nashville)
CYMI Industrial
Federal Signal
Norgren Limited
The Apothecarium
Columbia Helicopters
Viking Cruises
EAG Services
Allied Universal Security Services
LP Innovations
Anant Operations
Plains All American Pipeline
Coil Chem LLC
Learning Arts

Charitable Organizations and Non-Profit Training Clients

Catholic Charities Community Services
The Humane Society of the United States
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Sttrong Foundation
California Rural Legal Assistance

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