Diversity Awareness Learning Experience Manual

Campaign Consultation developed a training manual to accompany the Diversity Awareness Learning Experience training that Campaign conducted for Chevron Texaco’s corporate executives and field employees across the United States. The manual mirrored the workshop topics and included information on:

  • Dynamics of Diversity
  • Perceptions and Assumptions
  • Creating Better Working Relationships

This tool allows participants to continue their learning well beyond the workshops.

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Question 6 Social Media Support

With only six weeks remaining in the For Question 6 campaign, there was a critical need to expand the reach of Marylanders for Marriage Equality beyond a core circle of stakeholders to a larger audience of supporters.

Toward this end, Campaign Consultation, Inc. was asked to help advance a series of strategic outreach interventions, including the launch of the Million Conversations campaign and a broader use of promotional material, both tangible and virtual, to help spread the word about Maryland’s equal marriage ballot initiative.

Campaign Consultation designed items to increase For Question 6’s visibility around Baltimore. Yard signs allowed residents to show their support, while approximately 5,000 stickers were passed out to runners at the Baltimore Marathon. Coalition members, contributors, like-minded organizations, elected officials, student groups, LGBT veteran and military organizations, and others were also coached and encouraged to use viral organizing tools to enhance visibility, build momentum and increase direct access to an ever increasing number of supporters.

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Edmonds Community College Training Manual

Edmonds Community College hosts a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. One identified goal was to strengthen this community connection. In 2012, Campaign Consultation developed a half-day session focused on understanding cultural perceptions and building effective cross-cultural relationships, as part of Edmonds three-day Diversity Learning Experience for the college’s leadership. To support the session and provide participants with materials that would be useful beyond the workshop, Campaign Consultation produced a comprehensive training manual with diversity facts, exercises and training tools. …Learn More

4Q6 (For Question 6)

With only six weeks remaining in the For Question 6 campaign, there was a critical need to expand the reach of Marylanders for Marriage Equality beyond a core circle of stakeholders to a larger audience of supporters.

Toward this end, Campaign Consultation, Inc. was asked to help advance a series of strategic outreach interventions, including the launch of the Million Conversations campaign and a broader use of social media to help spread the word about Question 6, the Equal Marriage Amendment, on the upcoming election ballot. Coalition members, contributors, like-minded organizations, elected officials, student groups, LGBT veteran and military organizations, and others were coached and encouraged to use viral organizing tools to enhance visibility, build momentum and increase direct access to an ever increasing number of supporters.

In addition, Campaign Consultation was invited to meet with senior White House staff to discuss outreach and visibility needs and options. Soon thereafter, Campaign was extremely pleased when the President spoke out in support of Question 6. On election day, more than 1.3 million Marylanders (52.4% of those voting) said “yes” to equality and “yes” to LGBT families. As a result, Maryland became the first state to pass marriage equality at the ballot …Learn More

Diversity Leader Development

Campaign Consultation CEO, Steven Rivelis, co-facilitated the “Training of Trainers/Facilitators” session, sponsored by Microsoft, at the National Multi-Cultural Institute’s Diversity Leadership Conference [November 2010].

This 3 day hands-on learning program provided the participants with an opportunity to enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills related to diversity, inclusion, cross cultural communication, being a diversity champion, and cultural competency.

The TOT/F session focused on assessing one’s readiness to conduct diversity training, designing a diversity agenda, curriculum adaptation, and the skills required to facilitate an effective diversity learning program. The participants also received coaching tips and individual feedback.

Interested in diversity training for your company, organization or community? Steven Rivelis and other Campaign Consultation associates possess cumulatively more than 100 years experience. Contact us today at SRivelis@CampaignConsultation.com to design and create a program to advance your diversity agenda and create an even more productive environment. …Learn More

Diversity Leadership Institute

Campaign Consultation’s CEO, Steven Rivelis, has been invited to co-lead a three-day session at the National Multi-Cultural Institute’s Diversity Leadership Institute, in Washington, DC. Steven will be facilitating the “Training of Trainers – Facilitating Diversity Awareness” intermediate workshops, along with Ruth Littejohn.

Attendees can expect to learn how to facilitate diversity training programs that promote individual as well as organizational culture change. Discussion topics will include perception/assumption models, cross cultural communication, inclusion strategies, and cultural competency. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on facilitation skills and acquire resources to adapt the curriculum for their unique settings.

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Chevron Texaco Diversity Awareness Training

In 1997, Texaco, prior to its merger with Chevron, received national publicity due to a lawsuit related to remarks made by members of its management that demonstrated racial bias. Texaco hired Campaign Consultation to develop and provide training and coaching opportunities for managers and supervisors.

In addition, Campaign Consultation was hired by Chevron/Texaco to design, develop and deliver the Diversity Awareness Learning Experience to corporate executives and field employees throughout the United States. The training included such topics as:

  • Dynamics of Diversity focuses on concepts such as defining what diversity awareness is and is not, understanding the difference between intent and impact in a diversity context, and exploring the dimensions and depths of diversity.
  • Perceptions and Assumptions helps participants to explore how their past experiences help to shape their perceptions and assumptions of difference.
  • Creating Better Working Relationships provides participants with strategies to overcome issues by incorporating a value for diversity and the strengths it can bring to an organization.

As a result of the learning experience, participants gained a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity and strategies necessary to achieving a high-performing workplace. …Learn More

International Multicultural Institute (iMCI)

In 2013, the National MultiCultural Institute took its mission of bringing diversity and inclusion awareness across national borders by becoming the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI). As a member of NMCI’s faculty for over 20 years, Steven Rivelis, Campaign Consultation CEO, provided strategic assessment and communication intervention to assist iMCI in broadening its outreach efforts on an international scale. These initiatives highlighted iMCI’s position as a leader in global education, training, innovation, advocacy, and research for international matters of diversity and inclusion.

Among the trainings that Steven Rivelis provided for NMCI was the co-facilitation of a Training of Trainers/Facilitators (TOT/F) session, sponsored by Microsoft, at the National MultiCultural Institute’s Diversity Leadership Conference [November 2010]. This 3 day hands-on learning program provided the participants with an opportunity to enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills related to diversity, inclusion, cross-cultural communication, being a diversity champion, and cultural competency.

The TOT/F session focused on assessing one’s readiness to conduct diversity training, designing a diversity agenda, curriculum adaptation, and the skills required to facilitate an effective diversity learning program. The participants also received coaching tips and individual feedback.

Interested in diversity training for your company, organization or community? Steven Rivelis and other Campaign Consultation team …Learn More