Gender Inclusion for Business-DRAFT

This program is designed to help a company understand and manage gender bias, develop more compassionate gender inclusive practices, and take the necessary steps to become a gender inclusive business.

Leadership and Team Member Training as well as Consulting for those things that fall beyond the scope of training are all available. Each business can begin with any part of this program that best suits their needs.

Leadership Training

What

Leadership training is customized for each business and includes:

  • Review of Implicit Bias, understand your own bias and how you can work to overcome it.
  • Understand the fundamentals of gender identity and gender expression, as well as common terminology.
  • Learn how to communicate with clients/patients/customers and co-workers in a more inclusive manner.
  • Develop tools and techniques to provide leadership around gender inclusive practices.
    – If the business is not yet inclusive, this training can include a review of the next steps to become an inclusive business.
    – If this business is already inclusive, this training includes a review of the implemented policies and procedures.

Who

If the business is considering becoming inclusive, then key stakeholders and decision makers are invited and recommended to attend. The process of becoming inclusive involves collaborative efforts across the enterprise. All leaders and decision makers who complete this course will be best positioned to determine if becoming a gender inclusive business is right for them. The remaining members of the leadership team would complete their training once the firm is inclusive.

If the business is interested in leadership training without the additional steps to become inclusive, then all leaders are recommended to attend this training. Setting a compassionate and inclusive environment is best achieved by educating as many people as possible.

If you are an solopreneur or independent contractor, Gender Inclusion for Business: Individual Training might be right for you.

Digital Badges

Leaders who complete this training will receive their training certificate as a digital badge. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter so you can quickly and easily share verified proof of your Gender Inclusion for Business training wherever and whenever you choose. Learn more about Aikotek’s Digital Badge Program.

Business Consulting

If you have completed the Leadership Training and/or you are ready to become an inclusive business, Aikotek can help. To become inclusive, a business needs to (1) Implement the various components that will make them inclusive and (2) Train their leaders and team members.

What

Becoming an Inclusive Business includes the following:

  • Inclusive procedures and policies
  • Gender neutral documents, as appropriate
  • Technology considerations to accommodate for name and gender/pronouns
  • Possible facilities updates
  • Training for Leadership and Team Members
  • New hire trainings, offered during employee onboarding or on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Informing clients/patients/customers and potential employees that the business is inclusive

Consulting projects are unique to each company, and may include:

  • Assistance to render documents gender neutral.
  • Build new templates and forms; change a template system to point to different data.
  • Work with vendors to ensure that software is functioning as needed to meet inclusion criteria.
  • Work with department heads and/or key personnel to review best practices or policy changes.
  • Troubleshoot and address any issues that may arise.

Referrals to providers who understand and support inclusive procedures will be provided as needed.

Who

Any business interested in developing more compassionate and inclusive practices, or a business looking to improve employee retention/recruitment and increase their potential customer base may choose to become Gender Inclusive.

Digital Badges

Businesses that complete 70-85% of the Implementation Steps and Train 70-85% of employees (including new hires) will receive a Silver Certification Status. Businesses that complete at least 85% of the Implementation Steps and Train at least 85% of all employees (including new hires) will receive a Gold Certification Status.

Businesses may choose to display the badge on websites or social media to promote their gender inclusive status to prospective clients/patients/customers and potential employees. Learn more about Aikotek’s Digital Badge Program.

Team Member Training

Whether you are rolling out a new Inclusion Program or you are looking to bring more compassion and kindness to your employees and clients, Aikotek can help.

What

Team member training is customized for each business and includes:

  • Review of Implicit Bias, understand your own bias and how you can work to overcome it.
  • Understand the fundamentals of gender identity and gender expression, as well as common terminology.
  • Learn how to communicate with clients/patients/customers and co-workers in a more inclusive manner.
  • Avoid unintentional gender-based microagressions and become an active bystander.
  • Review all inclusive policies and procedures, as appropriate.

Separate trainings are provided for team members and leaders. Further division of classes will depend upon the policies and procedures in place. For example, if policies are department specific, then departments will be trained separately.

Who

All non-management employees should receive this training. New hire trainings can be offered during employee onboarding or on a regularly scheduled basis.

If you are an solopreneur or independent contractor, Gender Inclusion for Business: Individual Training might be right for you.

Digital Badges

Team members who complete this training will receive their training certificate as a digital badge. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter so you can quickly and easily share verified proof of your Gender Inclusion for Business training wherever and whenever you choose. Learn more about Aikotek’s Digital Badge Program.

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