Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Training

Our training programs are designed to be engaging, meaningful, and relevant. Exude’s solutions are interactive and provide learners with knowledge, skills, and confidence. The facilitators focus on practical application. Each session includes tools and resources that participants can immediately use to impact their workplace interactions positively. We have training for leaders, managers, and all levels of staff. We’ve indicated the ideal target audience for each course and can tailor the session to accommodate your specific audience needs.

Why Choose Exude Training?

Our training curriculum builds on years of experience in learning and development to cover the topics of HR, DEIB, Leadership, and Team development. Our content and sessions are always evolving and growing with market and regulatory changes. Our facilitators are well versed and experienced in a variety of different topics and have delivered them in multiple ways to multiple organizations. They are knowledgeable and skilled at engaging learners and creating ways for them to apply their knowledge right away in the workspace. We also take the time to get to know our clients and understand what has already been tried before and what the goals of the training sessions are to achieve the most success. After the training is delivered, we’ll meet with you to conduct a debrief of what went well and what potential next steps could be to advance the learning. If needed, we can also provide customized training and advisory services, as well as help you create a training program.

Exude Human Capital’s Training Services

When facilitating our trainings, we always have the lens of inclusion and equity in mind. We believe Human Resources, Leadership, and DEIB all must play together, and that reflects in our training.

Foundational DEIB

This foundational course is designed to introduce participants to the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging on an individual and organizational level. Participants will have the opportunity to have conversations surrounding their own identity and how it shows up in the workplace through personal examples and highly personalized case studies. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to create a plan of action that will allow them to create tangible next steps in their commitment to increasing their cultural competency.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Define key terminology and distinguish between the concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).
  • Discuss the value of DEIB for the organization and for individuals.
  • Explain your organization’s position and approach to DEIB.
  • Discover barriers to inclusion and what you can do to overcome them.
  • Prepare a personal action plan for creating a more inclusive workplace.

Unconscious Bias

This course presents participants with the opportunity to learn about what unconscious bias is, how it can show up in day-to-day interactions, and the ways in which they can work to mitigate their biases while also addressing the root cause of their biases. This course includes a refresher on key principles introduced in foundational DEIB training and how these key concepts are related to understanding and managing unconscious bias.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Describe implicit, explicit, and unconscious bias.
  • Describe and discuss examples of the ways bias manifests in the workplace in various contexts.
  • Identify ways to notice and address unconscious bias by applying concepts in case studies.
  • Develop an action plan centered around improving one’s cultural competency on both an individual and organizational level.


This course explores the everyday actions inclusive leaders can take to support marginalized groups in the workplace. Through a mix of role-play scenarios and other interactive exercises, participants will understand the importance of allyship, learn what it means to practice allyship, and get hands-on experience modeling allyship behaviors.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Explore and understand the practice of allyship.
  • Identify behaviors and roles associated with effective allyship.
  • Explain how to avoid harmful behaviors in the practice of allyship.
  • Practice and demonstrate allyship skills through role-play scenarios.

Inclusive Communications

As the makeup of today’s workforce evolves, understanding how to connect and engage with colleagues, leaders, and constituents of varying identity groups and cultural backgrounds is critical to forming an inclusive workforce. Naturally, this comes with challenges. Inclusive communication invites learners to acknowledge cultural differences and effectively communicate across those differences to create a culture of inclusion. Learners will leave the session with strategies that can be immediately applied for staying attuned to this ever-changing world we live and work in.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Understand the foundational components of communication and how the history of language is grounded in privilege.
  • Learn the value of cultural competency and recognize key moments that call for a higher level of sensitivity and awareness.
  • Learn strategies and core terms of inclusion that can be incorporated into your everyday communication.
  • Appreciate the need for courage to help others shift and patience when mistakes are made.

Inclusive Leadership

This course introduces leaders to the core behavior of inclusive leaders: self-awareness. The training prepares them for what to do, why, and how to build inclusive teams. Participants will understand the link between inclusion, engagement, and productivity and how to activate more moments of inclusion. The outcome is that each learner will develop a personal action plan tied to their specific team and their business functions.

Target Audience: Leaders, managers, supervisors, and upcoming leaders

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Create moments of self-awareness to drive intentional, inclusive practices.
  • Prioritize inclusive moments in the employee and customer experience
  • Identify ways to build a culture of inclusive leadership and accountability.
  • Examine the influence and impact of key inclusive moments.
  • Define measures of success that create momentum for more inclusion.

We also offer custom training and Train the Trainer licenses. Please inquire for further information.

Methods of Training Delivery:

  • Virtual Session (interactive) usually lasts around 2.5 hours for up to 25 learners.
  • In-Person (interactive) usually takes around 3–3.5 hours for up to 25 learners.
  • Townhall (lecture style) can be done virtually or in-person for 1–1.5 hours for up to 100 learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the value of Facilitated Training vs E-learning Training?

E-learning is typically created as a one-size-fits-all approach with little to no customization for your organization. It’s also typically self-managed. This provides an opportunity for teams to not fully embrace the learning and quickly go through it rather than apply the concepts and have a dialogue about the practical applications of the topic. While e-learning can be cost-effective, it usually doesn’t produce as much learning success as facilitated training does. Facilitated training takes into account your organization’s culture and finds ways to connect the dots to your people and needs. It also forces the team to participate and engage in the content.

What is the duration of a training class?

It depends on the topic and the training delivery. Most trainings are 2-3 hours per session.

What is the training process?

After our discovery session, we will have an intake meeting so you can share more about the objectives for the training. Then we will share with you our approach and make sure we’re hitting the marks you believe we need. If it’s an in-person or virtual training session, there will be interaction, which usually includes breakout sessions and dialogue to engage the learners and encourage their input and perspectives. Once the training is over, we conduct a quick survey and have a debrief session with you to help you come up with some next steps.

What’s the platform used for virtual training?

Our virtual trainings are facilitated via Zoom, where we can host a variety of annotation tools and include breakout rooms and team engagement.

Why is there a limit on the number of learners per session?

In our experience, we believe this is the number that allows for the most successful facilitation and where the learners feel the most comfortable. The number can be lower, but if the number goes higher, it causes the session to feel overwhelming, and you may not have the participation or attention you’d like. Especially for sessions that are interactive, it becomes challenging when there are too many in one group. If you have more participants, we can do multiple sessions or have multiple facilitators for additional fees.

Can we just purchase the content for our own facilitators to facilitate?

We do offer Train the Training Licenses. Please inquire further for more information.

What is the facilitator’s background?

Our Exude Human Capital facilitators have very diverse backgrounds, having worked in many different industries, levels, and sizes of companies. They’ve facilitated all different topics and organizations, bringing with them expertise and experience that allows them to share best practices with our clients. Our facilitators will create a safe and engaging space for the learners while giving them tools they can start using right away.

What types of companies will Exude support?

Any industry, including but not limited to professional services, social services, education, bio/pharma, technology, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, communications, manufacturing, associations, finance, and construction. We work across any industry in both for-profit and non-profit sectors in the US, regardless of size.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“The facilitator was able to win our managers over. At first, they were skeptical about the DEIB training, but the presentation and willingness to listen changed their minds.”

“It was just what our leadership team needed, and they adapted the materials for the next day to continue the conversation.”

“The instructors were top-notch. They kept a room of grown adults from multiple different departments engaged and willing to participate.”

“I can honestly say, we would not be where we are without her guidance.”

“Excellent facilitator, storyteller, made us think, made DEI come alive.”

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Working Together For You

Exude’s DEIB work helps you create a space where people can be their best selves and whole selves. We meet our clients where they are on their journey and provide the needed support to help them reach their goals.

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