633 17th St Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 313-6860

Available Trainings

Trainings usually run 50 minutes each (but length can be varied based on your needs). We can also create custom trainings for your specific needs.

Trainings for Engaging Specific Populations

  • Removing Workplace Closet Doors: Creating a LGBTQ Inclusive Law Firm – Understand who is included in the LGBTQ community (including demographics and metrics). Explanation of common terminology and the difference between “sex” and “gender.” An in-depth look at the “Transgender Umbrella” and those individuals who fall under its auspices. Includes an outline of state and federal law and its protections for LGBTQ employees in the areas of harassment, restrooms accessibility, medical leave, and dress code. Practical steps for creating an inclusive workplace, including: (1)The Business Case to Remove Closet Doors, (2) Identifying Institutional Barriers to Equality in your Organization, and (3) Controlling the Impact of Unconscious Bias on Organizational Culture.  Ryann Peyton, Director, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, is presenting this program.
  • Engaging White Men – Learn the steps for engaging white men to become allies and champions for diversity.
  • Generational Diversity – Overview of the 4 different generations in the work force, discussion on how each is unique and how each generation can work optimally with each other.
  • Women in the Legal Profession – comparison of women and men in the legal profession, and why D/I initiatives are needed.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Trainings 

  • Be the Guide! Help Your Diverse Associates with Effective Mentoring – Learn how to counsel your diverse associates based on information from diverse attorneys and PD professionals and discuss best practices on ways firm leaders, practice group leaders and associate supervisors can effective advise diverse attorneys.
  • Diversity & Inclusion 101 – Definition and comparison of the two terms and why both are important, particularly in the legal profession.
  • Diversity = Better Work Product – Understand how the introduction of diversity affects group dynamics, communication and even how we think about our own ideas, ultimately leading to better results and better work product. This presentation will be given by CLI board member, Lisa Mickley, a member of Hall & Evans.
  • Diversity in the Legal Profession – comparison of the legal profession with other professions, what other professions are doing and why D/I initiatives are needed.
  • Effectively Using the Inclusiveness Manual – an overview of the manual, and how to use it to meet your needs.
  • Engaging Practice Group Leaders and Mid-level Managers in Your D/I Efforts – Learn what issues prevent PGL/MLM from fully participating in D/I initiatives and the methods to help them become full partners in the initiatives.
  • Hidden Barriers and Bias – Discussion on barriers/bias that impact the workplace. Definition of explicit and implicit bias and how everyone is affect and how best to address the bias(es) once known.
  • Understanding Microinequities: The Path to Cultural Effectiveness – Understand implicit biases, the origin of microinequities as a concept, the impact on individuals, implications for the legal profession and actions that individuals can take to raise awareness of their own implicit biases—along with steps we can all take to engage in more inclusive behaviors. This presentation will be given by CLI board member, Patty Powell, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

To schedule a session, please contact CLI at 303.313.6860 or email info@legalinclusiveness.org