Belonging Program with Alida Miranda-Wolff

Variable; popular options include a one-day, 8-hour event or three sessions spaced over three months

In this three-part series, Ethos founder, CEO, and author of Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last, Alida Miranda-Wolff, will guide your team through creating cultures of belonging in your organization and industry. Through experiential learning sessions, your team will learn practical processes and practices to achieve the highest aspiration of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Session #1: Breaking Down Belonging 

This session will uncover what belonging means and how it shifts in different contexts. 

Participants will learn: 

  • The theory of belongingness and how it applies in different contexts
  • The four types of belonging: self, foundational, group, and societal
  • Why a sense of belonging is declining and how the data ties to a decrease in social wellness

In addition to these learnings, through interactive exercises, participants will practice: 

  • Reimagining belonging and belonging-based approaches according to the four models 
  • Measuring belonging in your organization and community 

Session #2: Structuring Belonging

Building off our learnings from session one, session two will focus on the mechanics and practice of belonging in group settings. 

Participants will learn: 

  • How to use the R2P2 methodology to structure belonging in any professional context
  • What strategies and practices we can apply to increase belonging in your organization and industry
  • Which metrics to use to track our progress over time 

Participants will practice: 

  • Identifying strengths and opportunities across R2P2 
  • Perspective-taking across generational cohorts and differing power dynamics

Session #3: Beyond Basic Belonging

Belonging means different things to people, especially when intersectional identities are considered. In our final session, we will delve into what makes different groups feel a sense of belonging and how that changes based on who they are. 

Participants will learn: 

  • The relationship between twelve social identities and belonging 
  • How intersectionality impacts the experience of belonging 
  • What “true belonging” means, and how to identify it 

Participants will practice: 

  • Engaging in dialogue about our sense of belonging 
  • Designing belonging environments that factor in various social identities
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