Trainings and Consultations

Trainings are available to members and nonmembers and include sessions for D&I committees, attorneys and staff, and one-on-one consultations.

Sessions usually run 50 minutes each but length can be varied based on your needs. All topics give a basic background on diversity and inclusiveness.

To schedule a session, please contact CLI at 303.313.6860 or email

Available Trainings

Diversity & Inclusiveness 101 – Definition and comparison of the two terms and why both are important, particularly in the legal profession. All topics give a basic background on D&I, but Diversity & Inclusion 101 provides greater detail.

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.

* New – Intercultural Developmental Inventory

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assesses intercultural competence, the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.

Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad and inter-ethnic relations within nations.

  • Assesses intercultural competence (ICC)
  • Higher levels of ICC predictive of increased IC friendships, less anxiety with culturally diverse individuals
  • 50-item online questionnaire

This training comprises of a group session and one-on-one sessions with Karen Hester, who is a qualified IDI administrator. The group session with occur once all participants have taken the assessment inventory. There is a charge for this session. Please email Karen for more information.

Using the CLI manual

Effectively Using the Inclusiveness Manual – An overview of our 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.

Engaging Specific Populations

Engaging White Men – Learn the steps for engaging white men to become allies and champions for diversity.

Generational Diversity – Overview of the four 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.