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Build the skills and get the strategies to create equitable and inclusive workplaces where people thrive.

DEI Dinner Party &
The Equitable Leadership Table
are membership-based leadership development and training programs that equip leaders with the skills, strategies, and resources they need to lead more confidently and promote equity and inclusion at work. 

Learn about the two program pathways below.

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Choose Your Professional Development Journey Below:

Want to build your
DEI & Organizational Culture Change skills?

Then the DEI Dinner Party
Membership Program
is for you.

 

Click Here For the DEI Dinner Party

Want to develop your Leadership Skills & Ability To Build Inclusive Teams

Then the
Equitable Leadership Table Mastermind   
is for you.


Click Here for Equitable Leadership Table

Trusted By Partners That Include:

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You believe in creating better workplace cultures where staff feel supported, heard, and valued.

But you know what creating a company culture where this is every employee's experience is going to require some changes.

 

The question becomes: 

where and how do you begin?

Shifting workplace culture and weaving DEI into the DNA of your company requires us to navigate highly complex cultural and systemic issues within the organization.

It also takes grit. (Not grits, but DO we love grits!)
 
Not to mention,  it asks us to illuminate harm that may be present. 
 
This takes a special set of skills across many disciplines, such as change management, DEI, anti-oppression, coaching, conflict navigation, strategic planning, organizational psychology, and more. 

And, to build these skills, you're going to need support, access to experts, the right tools, mentorship and guidance, as well as a your community of peers who can give you feedback on your next big idea and celebrate your breakthroughs.

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That's Why You're Invited To The DEI Dinner Party!

The DEI Dinner Party is a membership-based learning and coaching program for leaders committed to building more equitable and inclusive workplaces.

The DEI Dinner Party is the brainchild of Wilson and Associates Coaching and Consulting, an Organizational Development and DEI Consulting firm who, after decades of supporting equity and inclusion efforts across industries, recognized a need and a desire for leaders to connect, access training, think about DEI & Culture change different, and cross-pollinate the best practices across sectors.  And so she created it.

The DEI Dinner Party is, at it's core,  a sort of one-stop-shop for training, resources, templates, and a virtual network of leaders like you.
 
Consider this your invitation into a safe, judgement-free space, to build your skills, expand your network, get support, and navigate the complexities of your organization so that an equitable and inclusive company culture becomes more than a dream. 

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What you'll gain by joining the DEI Dinner Party Membership Program

Joining the DEI Dinner Party provides a space to get coaching, access the training, and get real tools and resources that can support the design and implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies in your workplace.  Here's a snapshot of what you'll gain from participating in this program:   

  • Technical Support On Real-Life Questions and Challenges: Engage in two live training and coaching sessions every month and get actionable strategies and solutions for your DEI, Organizational Development, and Culture Change issues. 

 

  • Access to Tools In Your Private Library: Open the door to a wealth of resources in "The Pantry," including guides, webinars, templates, and videos, all designed to support your leadership and enrich your DEI journey.

  • Expanded Skills and Knowledge: Develop crucial insights on topics such as creating Psychologically Safer Workplaces, Designing DEI Strategies and Performance Measures, Crafting Ethical Stories, Developing Inclusive Meeting Agendas, and mastering the art of Leading Equitably with Emotional Intelligence.

  • Access to Disrupt Your DEI The E-Course: Learn how to integrate DEI into your organization's core, available at no additional cost to members.

  • Discover the secrets to Safer and Braver Spaces: Master the techniques to establish workplaces that are not only psychologically safe but also embrace and celebrate employee diversity.

  • Become a Champion for DEI: Stand out as a leader in DEI able to face resistance and inspire change. 

  • Get support from an ICF-certified Coach and DEI Strategist: Receive personalized guidance and strategic advice from an experienced coach and DEI expert.

Our Program's Distinctive Learning Features

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Live Training

DEI Dinner Party members at the "All Access" level will get 2 live training and coaching sessions each month, focused on Organizational Development and Culture Change topics focused on actionable strategies leaders can take back and implement in their organizations.

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Self-Paced Learning

Members get access to our online learning platform inside of the DEI Dinner Party community. Here they can access a range of pre-recorded trainings and past masterclasses on topics of DEI, organizational development, culture change, and leadership.

As a member, you get access to our signature self-paced e-course, Disrupt Your DEI™ , which provides our 6 foundations for leading & building a plan for DEI and organizational culture change.

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Coaching Support

As a member, you'll get access to virtual support in our membership platform: we're here to provide asynchronous support to answer questions and assist you throughout your journey with us.

When you you can post questions to us in the DEI Dinner Party membership platform, you can tag a coach and we will provide asynchronous responses and support which can take the form of an answer, a helpful reflection, or a relevant resource.

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Resource Library

Inside the DEI Dinner Party community platform is a growing resource library we lovingly call "The Pantry". 

 

Here you'll find resource materials, such as e-books, webinars, templates, and vieos that can support you in your leadership and DEI journey.  Examples include our 9-step guide for building a DEI Committee and the editable Demographic Diversity Survey and Heat Map.  

Our Training Library

Inside The Member Portal, you'll have access to 22 pre-recorded trainings that will help you build your skills as a DEI Leader. Here is a preview of those sessions.

  • What is included each month?
    In the DEI Dinner Party: General Admission, each month members will have access to: 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle. In the All Access Membership, each month members will have access to: Two live learning & coaching video calls with replay access Ask coaches questions and get support on Circle, our membership portal 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle.
  • Is there an actual Dinner Party?
    The Dinner Party is a metaphor that our creator established for the natural way that we inherently know how to care for others. There are no dinner parties included in your membership, however, we are cooking up plans to host some special ticketed events, so stay tuned!
  • Do you have Sponsorship/Fund Request Letter?
    We have a letter that you can use to ask your employer to pay your membership fees as an investment in your professional development. Feel free to use this template to ask your employer for professional development funds
  • Is there a discount if more than one person for my organization wants to join?
    We're happy to discuss this with you. Send us an email at hello@wilson-and-associates. com and let's see what's possible.
  • Is the only membership option an 6-month membership? Do we have to stay for 6 months?
    The minimum membership option is 6-months because we believe a 6-month membership commitment is the minimum required to see shifts in your confidence, skills, and habits as a leader and transformational DEI practitioner. We also offer discounts to members who join at the annual level and pay-in-full.
  • What if I want to terminate my membership?
    You can end your membership after your 6-month or 12-month term is completed, per your membership agreement(the terms and conditions). https://www.wilson-and-associates.com/members-tc If you joined at the 6 month level, and at month 3 you decided you wanted to terminate your membership, you are still financially responsible for your remaining 3 months and we do not provide refunds. And, you can renew your membership at anytime.
  • Is one-on-one coaching with Chrysta included?
    You will have several opportunities during the monthly hot seat coaching sessions, office hours, and live learning calls to meet with Chrysta. Private 1-on-1 coaching or DEI Consulting is not included in your membership fees, but you can purchase it as an add-on with a discount if you like, Don’t forget the beauty of the membership is the wisdom that exists among your peers!
  • Can we work with Chrysta outside of the DEI membership? How can we hire Wilson and Associates?
    If you are interested in DEI consulting services and/or trainings not included in the community, you can visit our website at www.wilson-and-associates.com/contact.
  • I think this membership is right for me but I’m not 100% sure. Is there someone I can talk to learn a bit more?
    Yes! email hello@wilson-and-associates. co or click here https://calendly.com/chrysta/dei-dinner-party-15-min-chat to schedule a 15-minute call with someone from the team to get all your questions answered and see if the DEI Dinner Party is right for you.
  • How long will be have access to the recordings, training, and materials inside the membership and The Pantry?
    You, as an individual member, will have unlimited non-commercial access to all of the worksheets, templates, webinars, mini-courses, and content that exists and is added to the Pantry as long as you are a paid member of the DEI Dinner Party. As soon as your membership expires, you will lose access to the membership portal, community, membership directory, materials, and resources provided inside.
  • Can Someone Else Pay My Membership Fees?
    Yes. They can purchase online with their credit card on your behalf, and then send us an email with your (the member's) name and email address.

What Our Members Say

"[Chrysta] is a fantastic coach and every time I speak with her I learn something new about myself and DEI content. As a member of the DEI Dinner Party I regained my confidence as practitioner. I leave each coaching session reinvigorated and ready to practice my DEI skills. I highly recommend [this] program."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

I would describe my DEI Dinner Party experience as "dynamic."
 
We are constantly being fed, learning from Chrysta and
from others participating in the program.
 
The topics are relevant and meaningful. It has provided me not only with more knowledge, insight and practical skills."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

"Approaching the conversations and tackling the issues related to DEI can feel daunting but Chrysta's style of teaching is supportive and she breaks it down so beautifully. The amount of tools and resources we have access to as DEI Dinner Party members is incredible."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

Next Cohort Begins May 21, 2024.
Cohort meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10am-11am PST
Save Your Seat Inside The DEI Dinner Party

DEI Dinner Party-
All Access Membership

  • 2 Live Coaching and Strategy Sessions Each Month 

  • Asynchronous Q&A, feedback, and support from coaches inside the membership portal on Circle.so

  • 22 Past DEI Dinner Party Training Replays

  • Access to Disrupt Your DEI™ E-Course

  • Access to The Pantry, our resource library

  • Community Networking Opportunities in a Private Online Space

  • Quarterly Group Networking Mixers (virtual)

  • Bonus: Discount on 1:1 Coaching Sessions

  • Bonus: Discounted access to special events & future courses

$1,500/6-month membership

$2,500/12-month membership

Need support requesting professional development funds for your membership? 
 
We've got you! 
 
1. Click here to access our sample request letter.
2. Make a copy.
3. Customize the letter.
4. Share with your company decision-maker.
5. Get your investment!
6. We'll see you inside the membership!

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The DEI Dinner Party is for you if any of these ring true:

  1. You are the one tasked with holding space for others, but need someone to hold space for & support you.

  2. You are the “lone ranger” in charge of DEI, People, and/or Culture at your org, and that isolation has you craving connection with thought partners.

  3. Your organization has a DEI or Learning and Development strategy for itself, but there isn’t a dedicated plan to invest in you as a leader of this work. 

  4. You are tasked with being “the expert” on all things DEI, but sometimes you feel like you’re not sure you’re doing it right.

  5. You are a leader who wants to build your skills to manage others with emotional intelligence, wield power differently, & lead more inclusively.

  6. You want access to a coach who can help you forecast challenges and develop strategies to overcome any that emerge.

Why Choose DEI Dinner Party?

Our leadership development program is focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We provide customized training and coaching programs to help leaders create a more inclusive and diverse work environment.

Exclusive Training and Coaching Programs

Leadership Tools & Resources

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Join The DEI Dinner Party today and start building more inclusive and people-centered workplaces.

Contact
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Chrysta Wilson, MPA, PCC is your host for this transformational program.

Chrysta is an ICF-certified coach, a DEI and Leadership Development Expert, and the founder and CEO of Wilson and Associates Coaching and Consulting, LLC, a 16-year-old agency supporting DEI & Culture Change efforts for organizations that include the National Skills Coalition, Sierra Club, Liberty Hill Foundation, County of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, and more.

She brings 20+ years of Organizational Development and Justice-based consulting experience for nonprofit organizations, foundations, government agencies, and ethical corporations.

Chrysta created the DEI Dinner Party & The Equitable Leadership Table to provide a space where DEI, racial justice, and organizational development leaders can come together to build the skills, practices, and relationships that transform how they lead, in order to transform their organizations.

MEET YOUR HOSTESS

  • What is included each month?
    In the DEI Dinner Party: General Admission, each month members will have access to: 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle. In the All Access Membership, each month members will have access to: Two live learning & coaching video calls with replay access Ask coaches questions and get support on Circle, our membership portal 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle.
  • Is there an actual Dinner Party?
    The Dinner Party is a metaphor that our creator established for the natural way that we inherently know how to care for others. There are no dinner parties included in your membership, however, we are cooking up plans to host some special ticketed events, so stay tuned!
  • Do you have Sponsorship/Fund Request Letter?
    We have a letter that you can use to ask your employer to pay your membership fees as an investment in your professional development. Feel free to use this template to ask your employer for professional development funds
  • Is there a discount if more than one person for my organization wants to join?
    We're happy to discuss this with you. Send us an email at hello@wilson-and-associates. com and let's see what's possible.
  • Is the only membership option an 6-month membership? Do we have to stay for 6 months?
    The minimum membership option is 6-months because we believe a 6-month membership commitment is the minimum required to see shifts in your confidence, skills, and habits as a leader and transformational DEI practitioner. We also offer discounts to members who join at the annual level and pay-in-full.
  • What if I want to terminate my membership?
    You can end your membership after your 6-month or 12-month term is completed, per your membership agreement(the terms and conditions). https://www.wilson-and-associates.com/members-tc If you joined at the 6 month level, and at month 3 you decided you wanted to terminate your membership, you are still financially responsible for your remaining 3 months and we do not provide refunds. And, you can renew your membership at anytime.
  • Is one-on-one coaching with Chrysta included?
    You will have several opportunities during the monthly hot seat coaching sessions, office hours, and live learning calls to meet with Chrysta. Private 1-on-1 coaching or DEI Consulting is not included in your membership fees, but you can purchase it as an add-on with a discount if you like, Don’t forget the beauty of the membership is the wisdom that exists among your peers!
  • Can we work with Chrysta outside of the DEI membership? How can we hire Wilson and Associates?
    If you are interested in DEI consulting services and/or trainings not included in the community, you can visit our website at www.wilson-and-associates.com/contact.
  • I think this membership is right for me but I’m not 100% sure. Is there someone I can talk to learn a bit more?
    Yes! email hello@wilson-and-associates. co or click here https://calendly.com/chrysta/dei-dinner-party-15-min-chat to schedule a 15-minute call with someone from the team to get all your questions answered and see if the DEI Dinner Party is right for you.
  • How long will be have access to the recordings, training, and materials inside the membership and The Pantry?
    You, as an individual member, will have unlimited non-commercial access to all of the worksheets, templates, webinars, mini-courses, and content that exists and is added to the Pantry as long as you are a paid member of the DEI Dinner Party. As soon as your membership expires, you will lose access to the membership portal, community, membership directory, materials, and resources provided inside.
  • Can Someone Else Pay My Membership Fees?
    Yes. They can purchase online with their credit card on your behalf, and then send us an email with your (the member's) name and email address.
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