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Diversity Playbook offers a unique opportunity to gain a sneak peek into the world of the other. Michelle R. Loyd Paige and Michelle D. Williams note that many diversity efforts fail simply because organizations don’t share a common language as they talk about diversity. Building on their years of experience in Christian higher education, Loyd-Paige and Williams share pitfalls to avoid and plans that can extend God’s ministry of reconciliation to everyone. Their work will help your organization become better at changing hearts and broadening minds.

We would love to hold an event at your institution! Please see our various training offerings below taken directly from The Diversity Playbook.

Part I: For the Justice Practitioner/Diversity Professional

1) Avoiding “Superhero Syndrome” and other pitfalls that undermine well-being

*Consider our GLO Retreat for specialized training for the diversity professional.

Part II: For the Outliers, Allies, and Co-conspirators

1) What does Christian allyship look like? 

2) Can’t We All Just Get Along? Living with and Loving those we don’t agree with (include disruptive outliers)

3) Who is my neighbor? A Theological Understanding of “otherness”

Part III: For the Organization

1) Developing a shared and sustained commitment 

2) Shifting Culture – Introduction to the Shift model

3) Becoming a welcoming and inclusive organization

4) What’s in a name – diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, social justice, or reconciliation?

5) Leading Diversity Efforts Post Covid: What has changed and how do organizations stay relevant?

*After an initial consultation, we may determine that the above offerings don’t fit your needs. We are happy to tailor training based on your context/needs.

“…following the biblical mandates, Loyd-Paige and Williams demonstrate that diversity and difference are at the heart of Christ’s Kingdom. Diversity Playbook is personal, practical, prophetic, and filled with loads of wisdom.”

Dennis Hollinger PhD, President Emeritus & Senior Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary