Training and Consulting Services from the YWCA
The YWCA Greater Green Bay is a 100-year-old community institution of Northeast Wisconsin providing support for social change. It offers services and programs aligned with racial justice and civil rights, empowerment, economic advancement, and health and safety aimed at meeting the specific needs of our clients while promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We offer corporate training on diversity, equity and inclusion that is set to distinguish itself in the growing industry. By combining expertise with the ability to connect the best resources in the region, we offer client-specific plans that are culturally responsive and meet businesses where they are.
Our core training presentations are grounded in best-practices and research related to the benefits of a diverse and inclusive work environment, and will revolve around management development training, professional development training, and the creation of employee experiences that help shift attitudes/beliefs that are barriers to change. The cornerstone of our training is the internationally known Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI® ), the only theory-based assessment of intercultural competence. Unlike other tools that measure separate personal characteristics (e.g., open-mindedness, flexibility), the IDI® allows you to see an individual’s or group’s progression along a continuum of cross-cultural competence. Because of this, the IDI® provides in-depth insights on how individuals and groups make sense of cultural differences and also how they respond to cultural differences. The IDI® measures both one’s mindset and skillset.
Our business goal is to become one of the region’s leading corporate training programs for businesses signing on to the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion, and/or those desiring a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Our trainers will be selected from experts in the field including a large pool of individuals supporting this work in their respective places of employment.
The YWCAGGB will ensure that our clients’ best interest will always come first, and everything we do will be guided by our values and professional ethics. We will ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards through the creation of a feedback loop and regular assessment of S.M.A.R.T. goals.
The YWCAGGB Diversity and Inclusion Training is led by a team of two trainers: CEO Renita Robinson who has over 20 years of experience in diversity education, training and development. She has trained locally, nationally and internationally with clients ranging from state entities to the Department of Justice, and Andrea Huggenvik, a certified administrator of the IDI® and former YWCA executive director who uses her training in neuroscience to add a new dimension to the topic.
Additionally, we collaborate with area experts to create the best experiences possible.
The YWCAGGB Diversity and Inclusion Training offers a variety of corporate training services (i.e. single workshops, conferences, business plans, etc.) designed with consideration of the company culture and status on the diversity and inclusion continuum. We offer climate assessments and design plans to get companies to their desired status.
Our intention for corporate training work is to provide our clients with tools that aid skill development and knowledge acquisition for progress developing useful competencies; we want to help our clients develop their capacity, productivity and performance. This aligns closely with our dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is all a part of our sustainability plan and desire to remain relevant. We have been engaged in similar work in the greater Green Bay area through the delivery of monthly community Lunch & Learn events (i.e. Stand Against Racism, Courageous Conversations, Where We Live), Mini-conferences, and various presentations etc.
2018 Empowerment Conference: “You, Me, We—Growing in Community”:
“Absolutely fabulous event! Cant wait for the second edition! Thank you Renita and the staff and board members who made it happen!” -Gail McNutt
“This was great! If you do it again-I will bring 10 friends!” -Conference participant
“Thank you! This was a wonderful day and a great opportunity. Today, we began a new important chapter for ourselves and for our community.” -Conference participant
2018 CASA Diversity and Inclusion Training:
“I greatly enjoyed how punctual the speaker was. I’m glad there was an intro and some background provided from the speaker. It made it easier to be open and to communicate throughout the activity.” -Training participant
“I really enjoyed the presentation. Renita was a wonderful speaker. She is very influential, and I thought the presentation is something I can take with me where ever I go. The single story was my biggest take away. I wish more people thought this way.” -Training participant
2019 City of De Pere: “Tools for Creating Inclusive Communities in Diverse Environments”:
“I really enjoyed your presentation and felt that it hit home on a number of points. I learned some things about myself and my feelings.” -Training participant
“I was really impressed with the content and examples that were presented. I also liked the way Renita made us think about the different areas.” -Training participant
2019 Mini-Conference: “Diversity, Inclusion and Retention: Making Green Bay Home for Diverse Professionals”:
“Keep this conversation going. Great work!” -Conference participant
“It was excellent! Thank you!” -Conference participant
“Thank you for putting these together, they are so helpful!” -Conference participant