DIVERSITY DEI

Legacy Changers Worldwide provides a unique suite of diversity and inclusion growth opportunities to assist organizations in moving the needle in their DEI work.
Please let us know what questions you may have as you consider these options.

Diversity Dialogues: Advancing Engagement, Empathy, & Empowerment

Diversity Dialogues: Advancing Engagement, Empathy, & Empowerment provides a 6-week interactive forum to encourage bravery in exploring the difficult conversations need related to diversity. Diversity Dialogues defines diversity as encompassing age, disability (acquired or developmental), race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, affectional preference, socioeconomic status, Indigenous heritage, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, size, and assigned sex at birth. There are many individual experiences of societal oppression related to any of these identities. Facing, understanding, empathizing, and acting against oppression requires a level of bravery that many people lack. Diversity Dialogues provides language, resources, education, and Legacy facilitator guided safety to help individuals engage in these difficult conversations and gain the courage to act. Within the virtual weekly process group (as well as between session activities) all participants, regardless of background will

Explore their own cultural, ethnic, and/or social group identities

Clarify the intersection of their multiple identities and the ways in which they interact with the world

Explore the ways in which personally held values and implicit bias can collide

Learn about historical context related to discrimination, past and present, and the influence on the current sociopolitical realities

Discover ways to talk about and explore difference without causing offense

Explore the development of cultural humility and its role in one’s ability to develop empathy and relationship

Clarify and move forward with a personal plan for ongoing personal learning and growth

Clarify the meaning of social justice advocacy and identify a plan for personal social justice engagement.

Legacy instructional staff will provide weekly synchronous (live) facilitation the course, as well as provide guidance in using the between-session online platform.

The Diversity Dialogues Master Class
The Diversity Dialogues Master Class is a train-the-trainer platform is designed to help potential facilitators in building the foundation needed for effectively guiding discussions on diversity, personal growth, and social justice. Within the virtual weekly meeting (as well as between session work), this 6-week program is meant to help future facilitators
  • Identify steps for assisting others to explore their own cultural identities and expression
  • Practice skills needed for facilitating difficult dialogue around diversity
  • Demonstrate communication and clarifying skills needed for facilitating understanding between diverse individuals
  • Demonstrate skills for fostering and validating diversity through relationship
  • Demonstrate skills for fostering and validating diversity through group process
  • Leverage group process factors such as universality, interpersonal learning, altruism, and existential factors for developing empathy and cohesion between diverse individuals
  • Demonstrate five (5) necessary skills for encouraging bravery in group member engagement related to responding and providing feedback 
  • Utilize an empirically validated measure for improving group participation outcomes
  • Identify at least 1 aspect of their social advocacy identity
Legacy instructional staff will facilitate the course synchronously each week (live) and provide guidance in using the between-session online platform. The additional option for post-course consultation is available as participants move into the role of group facilitators for their organization.
Getting Started with Diversity Dialogues 
Your organization’s journey can begin by completing the request for consultation form found on our website. New training engagements can begin quarterly, based on your organization’s desired time frames. At this time, all Diversity Dialogues training is done synchronously via ZOOM. Requests for special onsite events can be requested.
Cultural Competence Continuing Education for Clinical Staff
For clinical and direct care staff providing mental health treatment for diverse populations, there is an additional layer of knowledge required beyond personal growth and awareness provided through Diversity Dialogue groups. The development of culturally responsive treatment skills is an ongoing professionally developmental process for all clinicians and supervisors. Through its sister company Legacy Changers Training Institute for Mental Health Equity & Justice, a chosen selection of the following continuing education workshops can be made available to organizationally identified clinical mental health supervisors and counselors, social workers, and clinical and non-clinical staff from related disciplines.

Our Courses

Racial & Cultural Diversity 1: Approaching Ethical & Culturally Informed Intervention & Supervision

Culturally informed clinical intervention and supervision that considers race, culture, privilege, & oppression. 

Direct Care /Residential Staff

Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses (with Tailoring)
Psychiatrists (with Tailoring)

Racial & Cultural Diversity 2: Working with Intergenerational Trauma


Assessing & conceptualizing intergenerational trauma in clients through an antiracist clinical lens.

Direct Care / Residential Staff
Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses (with Tailoring)
Psychiatrists (with Tailoring)

Social Determinants of Health, Marginalization, and Racial Trauma: Intersecting Factors in Ethical Mental Health Treatment

Impact of implicit bias and social determinants of health on mental health presentation and using FIT intervention.

Direct Care /Residential Staff

Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses (with Tailoring)
Psychiatrists (with Tailoring)

Racial Trauma Intervention Basics: Working with Racially and Culturally Diverse Clients

A clinical overview of racial trauma, how to conceptualize its development, and how to broach conversations with clients about racial trauma.

Direct Care / Residential Staff
Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses (with Tailoring)
Psychiatrists (with Tailoring)

Therapist’s Questions About Race, Diversity, & Advocacy


Answers to therapist's questions on diversity topics such as: "privilege", "white privilege", racial trauma, self-care, micro aggression in the workplace and creating dialogue between professional colleagues.

Direct Care /Residential Staff

Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists

Culturally Informed Telemental Health Supervision

Dealing with crises, supervise anxiety, & racial and cultural differences within the distance supervision relationship.

Direct Care / Residential Staff
Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists

Effective & Ethical Self-Care: Post Pandemic Through Today


Maintaining wellness despite the personal & professional tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic that have placed workers at risk for compassion fatigue & burnout.

Direct Care /Residential Staff

Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists

The Advanced Clinical Supervisor: Next Level Tools for Ethical Supervision


Advanced supervision model covering critical developmental stages, cultural-responsiveness, and ethical decision-making.

Direct Care / Residential Staff
Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists

Working with Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children


Practical tools for treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in children

Direct Care /Residential Staff

Mental Health Workers
(coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists

Effective Clinical Supervision

Development, Maintenance and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians

Direct Care / Residential Staff
Mental Health Workers (coaches, trainers, skills, etc.)
Case Managers
Clinical Therapists
Clinical Supervisors
Nurses
Psychiatrists
Getting Started with Continuing Education Services 
For clinical and direct care staff providing mental health treatment for diverse populations, there is an additional layer of knowledge required beyond personal growth and awareness provided through Diversity Dialogue groups. The development of culturally responsive treatment skills is an ongoing professionally developmental process for all clinicians and supervisors. Through its sister company Legacy Changers Training Institute for Mental Health Equity & Justice, a chosen selection of the following continuing education workshops can be made available to organizationally identified clinical mental health supervisors and counselors, social workers, and clinical and non-clinical staff from related disciplines.
Group training rates are available for small, mid, and large-sized organizations. Offerings are provided in via asynchronous On-Demand format (pre-recorded and available at any time) and LIVE interactive webinar (synchronous pre-scheduled dates available from which you can select). Depending on trainer availability, onsite training is also possible. Your organization’s journey can begin by completing the request for consultation form found on our website.

Questions?
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