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Inclusive Workplaces Initiative

OCCJ’s Inclusive Workplaces Initiative provides educational programs, professional development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshops to enhance workplace cultures all across the state. These programs are designed to maximize teamwork, productivity, employee retention, customer service, and service delivery. Our programs are highly interactive, collaborative in nature, and focused on practical applications for your organization. OCCJ staff partners with your team to leverage the collective knowledge and experience of all participating members during all activities. Specific offerings include to following:



We provide tailored and customized workshops that help various organizations, companies and other non-profits develop or enhance their understanding of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Each workshop is a unique opportunity for teams to discover strategies to create an inclusive workplace. 

Our current offerings include the following: 

  • Exploring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (2.5 Hours)

  • Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias (2.5 Hours)

  • Navigating Unconscious Bias (2 Hours)

  • Understanding Systemic Oppression and Its Impact (2.5 Hours)

  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms (1.5 Hours)

  • Inclusive Leadership (2 Hours)

We can also provide completely customized workshops. In these situations, OCCJ staff will work with your leadership team to develop a tailored training to address the specific needs of your organization related to diversity, equity and inclusion. So that participants can best engage with various content, OCCJ does not provide workshops that are less than 1.5 hours.

To explore what the impact of one of our workshops might be with your team, please contact Cara Golden.



OCCJ can help grow the capacity of your current workforce through experiential workshops for leadership and staff. Engaging with us in this way has the potential to assist in developing successful and inclusive leaders, which increases employee retention and enhances your organizational capacity.

Inclusive Leadership Institute

OCCJ’s Inclusive Leadership Institute (ILI), powered by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, consists of three non-consecutive full-day sessions where professionals from various corporate, non-profit, government, and community organizations develop the knowledge and skills to create inclusive workplaces. ILI approaches diversity and leadership issues from a no-fault, interactive foundation for participants to engage with their peers to affect positive change. The program explores the six characteristics of inclusive leadership, as identified through research by Deloitte.

Applications for Spring 2024 are now open!


Please contact us using the below form for more information about our Inclusive Workplaces Initiative.