​​​​Diversity & Inclusion Course Offerings

Understanding Why CultureNeutral® Frameworks Succeed Where D&I Initiatives Fail

Diversity & Inclusion 2.0


Adopting a CultureNeutral® Framework can pull each of us and our organizations out of the differences paradigm into a simpler, more measured and efficient approach to the endless array of variety among humankind.  This course introduces the concept of CultureNeutral®  workforces, and explores the five key competencies:

Key #1 Culture
Key #2 Conflict
Key #3 Sovereignty
Key #4 Citizenship
Key #5 Neutrality


Diversiphobe vs. Diversiphile

Diversity & Inclusion 2.0


The introduction of Diversiphobe and Diversiphile nomenclature facilitates work and professional behaviors and attitudes centered in the achievement of cultural equanimity in challenging intercultural work environments.  This program focuses on:

  • Subconscious predispositions (blind spots)

  • Conscious learned/transmitted cultural behaviors (identity)

  • Short term decisions in non-equilibrium conditions (rationality, sense-making)

  • Long term behavioral commitments (principles, competence)

  • Premeditated (rehearsed) responses to cultural cues (principled efficacy)


The focus areas are then explored within social hierarchy paradigm of:

  • Individual (self-identity and personal growth, efficacy)

  • Dyadic (interpersonal skill)

  • Team/Group (integration, engagement, performance)

  • Community (negotiation, leadership, strategy)

  • Citizenship (organizational citizen behaviors)

  • Culture/Civilization (competence, diplomacy)


From Diversity to Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion 2.0


Leaderships’ decision to transition from Diversity to Inclusion; marks an era of lessons learned.  The age of End-State Diversity is now upon us.  This program explores the fate of Inclusion and its ability to succeed while in the hands of those who led Diversity to it’s current dead end without measurable success or if they will successfully lead “Inclusion” to true inclusion?


In Search of a Cosmic Chicken—22nd Century Problem Solving

Diversity & Inclusion 2.0


We cannot undo what has been done. We can only attempt to set things right by making things new. How we do that, defines the difference between change and progress. 

Can we unscramble an egg? The path to any true solution is new thinking that starts with the admission of root cause. This discussion examines the importance of diagnosing and fully understanding root cause before talking about or targeting innovation for resolving 21st Century problems.

Understanding Implicit Bias

Diversity & Inclusion


Implicit bias refers to unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that people hold about certain characteristics like race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, sexual orientation, and disability, amongst others. These can either evoke positive or negative feelings about a person or group of people. And because these biases lie deep in our subconscious, most people are unable to easily understand and confront them. Through education and awareness, we can address these lurking attitudes and assumptions before they affect our professional and personal decisions. In every interaction we have with another person, these unconscious attitudes and stereotypes are making split-second decisions about how we will engage with that person. 



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