A comprehensive, 16 episode solution designed to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging


Creating a Culture of Belonging

Companies are building diverse workforces, but what about belonging?

Without a sense of belonging employees can’t achieve their potential. The barriers to belonging include:

  • Unconscious biases
  • Microaggressions
  • Inequitable management practices

The good news? These issues can be addressed and overcome by building a common baseline of understanding and providing tools to help your team unify.

A Brighter Tomorrow delivers a comprehensive education in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging to employees and leaders. DEI&B training has been shown to help create a culture of belonging.

Everyone needs to feel they can be themselves at work. Everyone wants to belong.

Belonging is Good For Business

Workplace belonging has been linked to a:

5 6 %

increase in job performance

5 0 %

reduction in turnover risk

7 5 %

decrease in employee sick days1

1 BetterUp Report on Belonging

Employing a diverse cast and fun, short modules, A Brighter Tomorrow teaches users the most prominent concepts in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in a welcoming format. Users identify with the stories because they’re based on real professionals' testimonies.

A Brighter Tomorrow's results-driven, science-based methodology is proven to change behaviors for your staff. And, it promotes:

  • An appreciation of difference
  • Improved collaboration
  • Higher employee engagement
  • Increased productivity
  • Unbiased hiring and promotions
  • Increased retention
  • Reduced loneliness or alienation at work
  • Protection from discrimination
  • Fewer harassment and abuse claims or lawsuits

A Brighter Tomorrow employs WILL Interactive's unique Choose Your Own Journey® format. With every story, users make decisions as a character who may be different from them. With a combination of compelling storytelling and data-supported facts, learners understand that DEI&B is good for individual growth, good for team building, and good for the bottom line.

A Brighter Tomorrow is the necessary next step in creating a culture of belonging and consists of 16 powerful modules that can be purchased individually or as a full suite for organizations that are seeking to make the greatest impact in their DEI&B efforts.

A Florida compliant version is also available.

Methodologies

  • Scenario Modeling

  • Branching Storylines

  • Decision Points

  • Interactive Exercises

  • Assessments

Topics

  • Being spoken over in meetings

  • Understanding and addressing microaggressions

  • How to be an ally

  • Confronting nepotism and bias in promotions

  • Appreciating differences, including disabilities

  • How privilege manifests itself in the office

  • Being an empathetic leader

  • Having difficult conversations around sexuality, race, and gender identity

  • Legal protections for abuse and discrimination

Key Personnel

Valencia leads education of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) globally to support the development of inclusive leaders. In addition, she chairs the global DEI Council in her company and leads the Inclusive Excellence task force at her school district's foundation, where she sits on the executive board, ensuring access and opportunity for every student.

She is a thought leader and called upon to speak on topics of bias, equality, accessibility, and inclusivity. Valencia is an equity champion and guides the development of accessible and inclusive experiences for all, both at work and in her community.

Jennie is a senior screenwriter at WILL Interactive specializing in writing DEI&B training. She has written training in the subject matter for Mass General Brigham, The United States Naval Academy, and The National Institutes of Health.

Jennie is also a professional playwright whose plays have been performed across the country. As a proud member of a Jewish/Southern-American/Canadian/Chinese-Trinidadian household, Jennie knows that diversity brings great richness (and calories) to the dinner table!

Jeff is the Chief Creative Officer at WILL Interactive. He has written and directed dozens of interactive movies and supervised the development of over one hundred. He’s been a pioneer in instructional design, the blending of entertainment and education, and creating story-based training for over 26 years.

He wrote and directed the first-ever feature-length interactive movie for the improvement of DEI&B in 1998 to address inequities in the U.S. Army. Since then, he has filmed multiple DEI&B movies for healthcare, military, law enforcement, and other professional communities.

Episodes

Intention/Impact and Sexual Orientation

Unconscious Bias

Neurodiversity and Respecting Differences

Generational Diversity

Empathy and Respect

Allyship and Gender Diversity

Respecting Cultural Diversity

Microaggressions

Bystander Intervention

Recognizing Privilege

Disability Awareness and Belonging

Psychological Safety

Active Listening for Inclusion

Disrupting Racial Bias

Building Diverse Teams

Inclusive Leadership

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If you are looking to teach the basics of Diversity, Equity Inclusion, and Belonging, check out A New Day by clicking here.