DiverseForce Academy

Embracing The Call To Action

Diversity | Equity | Inclusion

These three words have become regular topics in organizational conversations. Often the question is: where to begin? We understand the fatigue and challenges faced by those expected to shoulder the responsibility of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We also recognize the need for leaders to address these issues and equip themselves with the knowledge and tools to make substantive differences.
Our goal is to empower organizations through our Domains of DEI framework, ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are operationalized and institutionalized across all domains. Join us on this transformative journey.

The DiverseForce Experience

At DiverseForce, we are deeply committed to cultivating diverse leadership pipelines and advancing inclusive ecosystems across all sectors. Our experiential programs drive behavioral change through courageous conversations. Our goal is to equip participants with practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately upon their return to the workplace. We provide thought-provoking materials that not only challenge participants but also respect their unique learning styles and the organizational culture they operate in.

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Our Approach

At DiverseForce Academy, our training programs are built on Adult Learning Theory, providing a solid foundation for content design. Our certified executive training coaches bring extensive experience working with organizations and leaders at all levels. Through immersive experiences, workshop participants have the opportunity to practice skills in dealing with challenging subject matter. We engage participants with thought-provoking material, raise awareness of organizational issues, and provide them with actionable strategies for sustainable change in complex topics.

Our Domains of DEI Expertise

Leveraging our proprietary Domains of DEI (DoDEI) framework, DiverseForce Academy helps organizations institutionalize and operationalize diversity, equity, and inclusion from the mailroom to the boardroom. 

 Core Focus Areas for Transformative Change

DiverseForce trainings emphasize four pivotal domains of our 10-domain framework: 


By concentrating on these key areas, organizations can establish a robust foundation that supports sustained and comprehensive diversity efforts across all ten domains of our framework.

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Board Governance: Empowering Transformational Boards with a Diversity Lens

Equipping organizations with best practices for board governance that integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our workshops provide actionable insights and practical tools to foster inclusive decision-making, amplify diverse voices, and drive transformative change. Let's unlock the full potential of diversity and inclusion within your board and elevate its impact.

Examples of Workshops Offered:

  • Making the Case and Moving the Needle on DEI: Empower boards to embrace DE&I and navigate constructive conflict for productive decision-making. 
  • Strategic Recruitment for Board Diversity: Provide board members and executive leaders with practical strategies for shaping successful boards aligned with strategic objectives and a culture of DEI.
  • Driving DEI Results Through Metrics & Accountability: Learn how to go beyond good intentions and good faith efforts to practices that institutionalize DE&I throughout the organization. For board members and executive leaders.

Executive Leadership: Leadership and Navigation Through a Cultural Lens

Gain unique insights into the challenges faced by professionals of color as underrepresented minorities in leadership positions. Our workshops empower organizations to develop and advance diverse leaders by addressing their specific experiences and obstacles. We provide guidance, strategies, and a comprehensive approach to foster inclusive cultures, overcome barriers, and facilitate the growth and progression of leaders of color. Our comprehensive approach ensures that leadership opportunities are accessible and supportive, promoting diversity and equity within organizations.

Examples of Workshops Offered:
  • Inclusive Leadership: Empower leadership teams, directors, and managers to create collaborative, supportive, and respectful environments through inclusive leadership practices. Drive team engagement, satisfaction, and productivity.
  • Bias Awareness at the Board Level: Embrace DEI principles and foster accountability for inclusive leadership and governance.
  • Advancing DEI In Action: Guide organizational leaders in designing and implementing targeted programs to drive the mission of DEI. Focus on practical strategies and prerequisites for success in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Organizational Culture: Instilling DEI Principles In Your Organizational Culture from the Ground Up

Guiding organizations in establishing a strong foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their culture. Through self-assessment and introspection, address crucial questions about inclusivity, embracing diverse perspectives, and driving positive change. Our workshops serve as a compass, empowering you to navigate the complexities of DEI and lay the transformative groundwork for your organization.

Examples of Workshops Offered:
  • Unmasking Bias: Confront and address biases, both conscious and unconscious, that impact personal and professional lives. Foster a more inclusive and equitable organizational culture.
  • Racial Literacy in the 21st Century: Gain essential knowledge and literacy on race, racism, and anti-racism in America. Set the foundation for further exploration with a short reading assignment.
  • Fostering Cultural Competence for Innovation: Enhance cultural competence across identity markers and categories. Explore the social construction of generations, effective communication strategies, and defining moments in intergenerational relationships.

Talent Management: Becoming Proactively and Deliberately Inclusive

Empower HR and talent leaders to harness the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion in talent management. Gain insights and practical strategies to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent, fostering a culture that values and leverages the unique perspectives and contributions of all individuals.

Examples of Workshops Offered:
  • Unlocking the Power of Talent Management and DEI: Cultivate a diverse talent pool through effective recruitment and hiring practices. Discover the importance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in retaining diverse talent. Suitable for HR professionals and organization-wide delivery.
  • Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline: Unlock the value of cultivating a diverse slate of candidates in the hiring process. Collaborate with HR professionals to align with the organization's DEI mission.
  • Navigating Conflict in DEI Work: Gain a foundational understanding of conflict styles and effective strategies to address conflicts on the DEI journey. Foster collaboration and work towards shared goals.
DiverseForce gave our non-profit board an efficient, cost-effective and highly accessible way to learn about and discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our members ranged from minimally interested/informed in the topic to highly informed/engaged; the sessions are designed in a way to be inviting and useful to all. We especially appreciated the care Sulaiman and Erica took to cater discussions to the realities of being a small non-profit in the cultural arena. I highly recommend DiverseForce!
Liza Seltzer, Rosenbach Museum & Library

Let's Work Together

Sometimes businesses require a customized approach, and that's where DiverseForce Academy excels. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team designs, develops, and delivers comprehensive programs that drive real culture change.

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Frequently asked questions

Session Length

We offer multi-module half-day and full-day training packages, with each module lasting approximately 90 minutes.


We provide detailed pricing information for Single or Multi-Module Training packages, as well as 1-on-1 Coaching. Please complete our interest form, and we will send you the pricing details.

Formats Available

DiverseForce Academy is a digital-first program, offered virtually to organizations worldwide. We also offer local on-site trainings in the Philadelphia region, and you can choose to host your training at our P4 Hub in Germantown, Philadelphia for an additional fee.

Empower Your Organization With DiverseForce Academy

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