We Show You What It Takes To Authentically Thrive As A Diverse Organization

Our Workshops help your organization promote the presence, representation and engagement of people of all racial, sexual, gender, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

APPRECIATE, RECOGNIZE, AND CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE

We know that a healthy and diverse workplace environment contributes to the bottom line. Authentic education around and incorporation of differences impact employee recruitment, productivity, advancement, and retention, as well as company innovation, performance and legal compliance.

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of job seekers prioritize workplace diversity when considering their employment opportunities

Billions of dollars per year that active disengagement costs U.S. companies according to Gallup

The number of times employees are more likely (34% to 13%) to say that they’ve withheld ideas and market solutions over the previous six months

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The amount of companies that are less likely to outperform their competitors due to the lack of diversity and authentic initiatives to support a diverse workplace

Millions $ that Tesla paid out in a racial harassment lawsuit

IMPACT

Recruitment: Today’s potential employees see companies with diverse employee pools and policies to support their thriving and success.

Productivity: Employees who believe bias exists in their workplace, are nearly three times as likely (20% vs 7%) to be disengaged at work.

Advancement: When companies fail to prioritize a just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, people from marginalized communities are overlooked.

Retention: Those employees who perceive bias at work, were more than three times as likely (31% to 10%) to indicate that they planned to leave their current jobs within the year. This is a significant cost to companies when considering the cost of hiring as opposed to retaining.

Innovation: For myriad reasons, employees who perceive bias at work are reluctant to share input and innovation.

IMPACT

Recruitment: Today’s potential employees see companies with diverse employee pools and policies to support their thriving and success.

Productivity: Employees who believe bias exists in their workplace, are nearly three times as likely (20% vs 7%) to be disengaged at work.

Advancement: When companies fail to prioritize a just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, people from marginalized communities are overlooked.

Retention: Those employees who perceive bias at work, were more than three times as likely (31% to 10%) to indicate that they planned to leave their current jobs within the year. This is a significant cost to companies when considering the cost of hiring as opposed to retaining.

Innovation: For myriad reasons, employees who perceive bias at work are reluctant to share input and innovation.

Performance: All of this leads to poor company performance. Companies that lack diversity with policies and procedures to support diversity are 70% less likely to capture new markets, and average 19% less revenue than said competitors.

Legality: Industry titans and startups alike are exposed to lawsuits when DEI isn’t properly implemented. In recent years we’ve seen Abercrombie & Fitch pay out $50 million and FedEx similarly paid $53.5 million

The Iliff Difference

We offer solutions at several levels, from short workshops that engage employees, to packages of programs that can make measurable changes in an organization. We use an embodied and mindful approach that recognizes that experiences of non-inclusion are traumatic, and cannot be taught away — they must be processed. We are not in the business of blame or shame, but rather of helping people locate themselves in societal patterns so that they can navigate them with more fairness and grace. We offer practical tools that can be applied in the workplace immediately.

DEI training and initiatives from Iliff are backed by our trusted name and reputation. Our skilled facilitators are always paired, and come from different racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds within that pairing. Instructors will provide not just information, but a space to work through real issues. Our programs are intended to help any organization committed to inclusion and to increasing its creativity and productivity. This includes but is not limited to law firms, nonprofits, HR managers, health industry, and the tech industry.

WHY ILIFF

lliff has been teaching its students how to successfully lead in diverse spaces since 2010, and we have been committed to justice issues for 130 years. We recognized early on that generic workshops were ineffective at best, and we set out to find a better approach. As an academic institution with cutting-edge research on all aspects of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are in a unique position to give our clients practical, mindful, and embodied methods to build strong teams in the workplace.

Julie Todd, Ph.D

Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer, small business owner, and longtime community activist.

Ben Sanders, Ph.D

Director of Race and Social Justice Trainings and Strategies in the Denver Mayor’s Office.

Jared Vasquez, Ph.D

Diversity consultant and small business owner

Joshua Bartholomew, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Ethics, Church and Society at the St. Paul School of Theology.

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We meet with leaders to determine what they think their needs and goals are, and what, if anything, they have tried previously.

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We use our intake tools to assess and offer perspective on what is needed to reach the previously discussed goals.

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We create a tailored plan for each client. This may be a one-package session, a suite of scaffolded workshops, or a comprehensive plan for transforming an organization.

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We pair facilitators with the needs of the organizational culture. These services can be in-person and/or online, based on client needs.

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We monitor each of our programs, and measure change over time.

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We make recommendations for embodying the changes that have begun, and further work to consider.

DEI offers several packages based on your level of need and support.