Diversity & Inclusion Trainers of Note

I crowdsourced this list from my own Facebook community and thought it might be useful to others. This is mostly a random order, with people/orgs that were recommended multiply times getting top billing, as well as WOC. I offer this up with no particular endorsement (other than, I trust my peeps to whatever extent they actually are my peeps…you know how online life can be):

The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond: “Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice.”

The Human Root: “Dedicated to bridging cultural gaps between people as a means to create, improve and maintain relationships and institutions that honor our individual and collective humanity.”

Jill Raney: “We teach digital strategy and anti-oppression skills to progress-minded people.”

Najeeba Syeed: “School based interracial conflict resolution, anti-bullying initiatives, environmental mediation, restorative justice, cross cultural conflict resolution training, gang intervention programs, community engaged design for youth violence prevention etc.”

Gloria Cotton: “We believe that engaging and including people — from all backgrounds and at all levels of the organization — is the key to success.”

Angela Park: “Dedicated to making social justice and equity hallmarks of progressive advocacy and policy making.”

Border Crossers: “We envision a world where all young people learn and thrive in racially equitable, liberating, and empowering educational spaces.”

Desiree Adaway: “An inclusive organization invests in programs that build relationships with diverse communities, develops and empowers diverse leadership, invests in staff and community development. Through knowledge and action the inclusive organization systematically changes its culture so that power is shared, collaboration is paramount and all individuals and groups are encouraged to fully participate.”

PaKou Her: “Provides lectures, workshops, organizational development, transformative leadership coaching, and grassroots strategy development designed to build racial equity and create systems change.”

Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed: “supports people whose work challenges oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice through liberatory theatre and popular education.”

Be More: “With science at our side, BE MORE provides proven strategies to industry leaders to hack bias once and for all.”

Torin Perez: “On a mission to help organizations realize the power of inclusion.”

Mandala Center for Change: “a multi-disciplinary arts education organization dedicated to community dialogue, social justice, and societal transformation.”

Erika Hines: “We honor the strength, creativity and power that comes from experiencing different viewpoints, backgrounds and cultures.”

Vernon A. Wall: “Do you understand the extent to which your identities influence all you do?”

Jessica Pettitt: “Humor is a great equalizer and is often the quickest way to diffuse conflict and move toward real connection.”

The Transgender Training Institute: “provides training and consulting services that are informed/provided by transgender people, for the benefit of transgender people and communities.”

Y-Vonne Hutchinson: “a diversity solutions firm that works in the areas of strategy consulting, training, and recruiting to help startups attract, retain, and grow diverse talent.”

Valerie Aurora: “Helps technology organizations live up to their values around creating welcoming, inclusive, diverse cultures.”

Scott Turner Schofield: “Works with individuals, families, and executives on the personal work of transforming our unquestioned ideas about gender: from coming out, to creating a supportive culture at home, school, and at work for gender diverse people.”

Rosemarie Allen: “I am committed to this amazing journey that leads to cultural responsive practices in all aspects of our lives.”

Jody Alyn: “An ‘organizational shrink,’ with a track record of success in restoring high functionality and a renewed sense of well-being to work environments bogged down in conflict and distrust.”

Jamal Johnson: “Leads a respectful environment in which to unpack our individual ideas around race, and to give everyone the space to do a personal accounting of the effects of these ideas.”

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Robin DiAngelo: “An anti-racist approach includes: acknowledging and challenging the historic and current power differentials between people of color and white people, addressing the patterns that develop due to the dynamics of internalized racism and internalized dominance, building processes and norms that are designed to be vigilant about these patterns.”

Diversity New Zealand: “We develop leadership capacity to enhance diversity — and create conditions to embrace and negotiate the accompanying complexity, uncertainty and change.”

World Trust: “transformative educational experiences that deconstruct the system of racial inequity, allowing new ideas and narratives on race to emerge.”