Diversity & Free Speech For Companies, Non-Profits or Organizations

DFS Business Communication - An Alternative to DEI

Most organizations, corporations, and other social groups wish to further goals on diversity, equity, and inclusion also known as DEI. However, studies and articles in Forbes, Harvard Business Review have found that current corporate DEI programs often do not work to create harmonious diversity but instead create more social division. This in turn affects company cohesion.

Hedonisia Diversity and Free Speech Business Communication Workshop. An alternative to DEI

DFS versus DEI on Workplace Cohesion

Workers at many companies and even non-profits, often feel like they are walking on eggshells. They are worried that if they make a wrong joke, display ignorance, comment on a stereotype, or a cultural criticism can lead to a charge of prejudice. This can have dire effects on a person's career, whether they are the accuser or the accused.

For many companies, it is the friction, debate, and laughter that emanate from open communication, where solutions to problems can often be found.

It is beneficial for any business to create a culture where everyone feels valued and heard no matter which group they come from including those deemed as "privileged" and those who feel "marginalized". Diversity of opinion can be as important as diversity of people.

  1. PREP: Personal Responsibility Encouraging Politeness.
  2. JISC: Jokes, Ignorance, Stereotypes and Criticism.
  3. SISC: Social Identity Sensitivity Check. A simple tool that gives a numerical score on sensitivity concerning personal social identities.

We teach and show you how to communicate effectively and openly while respecting individual sensitivities such as race or gender.

We use four professions as substitutes for social identities. The police, politicians, bankers and lawyers. There are jokes and criticisms across the world about these professions. Most people around the world have familiarity with each of these professions.

This allows participants to practice being offended without having to use offensive speech. We are teaching how to be offended in a way that does not escalate a conversation into accusations of prejudice.

Create Diverse Teams that Match Each Other's Sensitivity Levels

We show you how to use a Social Identity Sensitivity Check (SISC) to see which team members align with each other in sensitivity levels. That way, you can create diverse dynamic teams that work well together.

Online Video Course

Without having to disrupt an entire afternoon or work day, you can purchase our video course or enjoy an online workshop of only two hours for each session.

Company and Organization Live Zoom Classes

For companies that prefer a more hands-on approach where employees and management can interact with the host, we teach the workshop online. Each session is about 2 hours. Sessions will be conducted via Zoom.

Pricelist to Reserve a Zoom Workshop

Single Session

  • $350: Two-Hour Zoom Workshop: For companies or groups of up to 10 people.
  • $450 Two-Hour Zoom Workshop: For companies that have larger groups of more than 10 people.

Hedonisia DFS Workshop - Single Class Small Group

Hedonisia DFS Workshop - Single Class Small Group

$350.00

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3-Session Package

  • $750: 3 Classes at 2 hours each: For companies who wish to complete the full program up to 10 persons.
  • $850: 3 classes of 2 hours each: For companies who wish to complete the full program.

DFS Workshop - 3 Session Package

DFS Workshop - 3 Session Package

$750.00

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In each session, employees and management can practice using these simple tools for communication and they will assess their Social Identity Sensitivity Check.  Workers may ask us any questions. It also gives us a chance to chat with you about balancing diversity in the workplace with free speech and open inquiry necessary for honest assessments of problems and solutions.

Contact Us for Details or Questions

Groups larger than 10 persons please contact us to arrange your appointment and for logistics.