Championing Inclusion 2022 Series

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October 05, 2022 - December 14, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

AWE brings our team’s core expertise and deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices to this exceptional Championing Inclusion Series.

It’s the responsibility of every leader, manager, and employee to foster an inclusive work environment; this is not only a role for human resources.  Our Championing Inclusion program is a learning journey for people committed to expanding awareness, understanding bias, both individual and systemic, and those who want to contribute to creating cultures of inclusion. This series is a confidential and trusted learning forum designed to build on foundational knowledge and passion for diversity, inclusion, equity + belonging.

Through the series, we create a trusted space for interactive discussions, reflections, and action-oriented strategies to learn how to interrupt bias, expand curiosity, and equip people with the skills, competencies, and practices needed to understand the evolving facets of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a deeper awareness of the many constantly evolving facets of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Explore the root of why, what, and most importantly, how competencies must change to be relationship-focused, introspective, and inclusive.
  • Expand understanding of personal and systemic barriers to inclusion including unconscious bias and how it can show up in the workplace as prejudice, micro-aggressions, and other unfair treatment; power dynamics, privilege, and structural barriers to inclusion in the workplace.
  • Strengthen your competencies of emotional intelligence; self-awareness and social awareness.
  • Cultivate an inclusive mindset and learn how to demonstrate inclusive behaviors.
  • Acquire knowledge for creating an inclusive culture, including understanding unconscious bias and how to have meaningful and inclusive conversations.
  • Utilize assessments, assignments, and action planning to enhance your capabilities through inclusion.
The training was encouraging and really opened my eyes to ways to identify and how to act when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
‐ Inclusive Leader Series Participant

AWE virtual Insight (+) Forums combine video modules with a facilitated-led discussion forum. Participants prepare for sessions by watching video modules and reviewing an accompanying reflection guide. Then, in the session, the content only needs to be reviewed, leaving more time for discussions and breakout sessions. Sessions offer an interactive and thoughtful discussion forum that helps participants expand awareness and practices related to the topic.

We ask that participants make every effort to attend all sessions. Due to the sensitivity of topics and respect for the conversations happening, it will not always be appropriate to record the full session. Please indicate on the application any dates you anticipate having a conflict. 

  • October 5 –  11am-1pm
  • October 19 –  11am-1pm
  • November 2 –  11am-1pm
  • November 16 – 11am-1pm
  • November 30 – 11am-1pm
  • December 14 -11am-1pm

The cost to participate is $2500 (5% Discount for non-profit)

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at

Due to the high demand for this program, we encourage you to apply by Friday, September 15, 2022

Who Should Attend:

This program is appropriate for individuals committed to expanding awareness, understanding bias – personal and systemic, and who want to contribute to creating cultures of inclusion.

Great presenters, materials, tools and sharing of stories that enabled me to better understand inclusion, diversity, equity. It made me self reflect and see a path forward to becoming a more inclusive leader/champion.
‐ Inclusive Leader Series Participant

Meet Tejal Tarro (She/Her/Hers), Co-Creator and Chief Catalyst of Human Transformation

As AWE’s Co-Creator and Chief Catalyst of Human Transformation, Tejal Tarro, is known for her authenticity, empathetic listening, and a deep understanding of human challenges in the workplace. She is the creator of AWE’s unique services that are deeply intentional learning experiences anchored in being “evolution ready” through emotional agility, inclusive engagement, and authentic influence. A practitioner of mindfulness combined with a deep passion and vision for creating equity and access for those who are marginalized in the workplace, Tejal approaches her work with a sense of awareness, enlightenment, belonging, and inclusion. Meet Tejal

Rachael Gavin (She/Her/Hers), Chief Strategist of Equity and Advocacy

Rachael (she/her) comes to AWE as a strategist, facilitator & consultant, specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions. She understands the complex dynamics underlying diversity challenges and opportunities within organizations.  She combines her strong analytical approach with her human-centric lens and vision for helping people to evolve their knowledge and the organization’s commitment to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Meet Rachael


Championing Inclusion - 2022

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