Diversity in Action… Building Blocks of a Successful Diversity and Equity Program.

Based on workshops organized by the Regional Diversity Roundtable, this Train-the-Trainer Resource is an excellent primer for anyone interested in learning how to create lasting change within their organization.

The Diversity-in-Action Training, facilitated by Maureen J. Brown of Diversity Trainers Plus,in April 2008 was an opportunity for human service sector employees in Peel to deepen their dive

Diversity in Action Manual

rsity knowledge and skills and to enhance diversity and equity initiatives in their agencies. On day one, participants learned about the foundational tools that are necessary to create a successful Diversity and Equity program. On the second day, participants were invited to practice the skills they learned in two areas: Building Equitable Partnerships, and Managing Change. Each participant received a copy of Diversity in Action… Building Blocks of a Successful Diversity and Equity Program and this manual is now availible to the public.

This manual walks you through different components of developing a diversity and equity program. Some building blocks which are discussed include:


Building Block 1: Know the Language of Change- covers different terminology as they have been and are used in the field

Building Block 2: Know the Organization’s Life Cycle- provides tools for assessing where your organization is and how to develop a program which is aligned with the organization’s life cycle

Building Block 3: Embed Change in Key Operational Areas - discusses how to

  • Leverage the Motivation for Change
  • Listen to Your Constituents
  • Target Key Operational Areas: The Questions to Ask
  • Create a Vision of Change
  • Chart a Course of Action

Building Block 4: Build Support and Accountability- this section discusses how organizations can maximize the benefits of a training initiative, managing change (including handling resistance and securing buy-in) and building equitable partnerships.

The last section of the manual includes appendices with additional resources.


Copies of this 120 page manual are now available at $50/copy.

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