Create an equity focused DEI strategy that is sustainable, measurable, and drives organizational outcomes

The DEI Strategy Academy™ by The Winters Group, Inc., is a transformative 6-week virtual learning experience that will prepare you to create DEI strategic plans for your organization. 

Our comprehensive, innovative, and practical methodology equips you with the skills to analyze equity issues and cultural patterns using six components, including frameworks to progress in today’s polarized climate, incorporate all voices, achieve organizational objectives, and navigate stakeholder needs. 

Enhance your intercultural competence, change management proficiency, and develop your strategic planning expertise to prioritize equity and inclusion. Learn how to effectively navigate resistance, polarization, and the emotional complexities that arise throughout your organization’s DEI journey.


Program Cost: $1,899 per attendee (for-profit organizations) / $1,599 per attendee (not-for-profit organizations)

This program is approved for SHRM recertification credits.

Academy Takeaways:

  • Enhance Data Analysis Skills: Learn The Winters Group's mixed-methodology approach to gather and analyze data for a deeper understanding of your organization's equity landscape.


  • Improve Strategic Planning Expertise: Develop comprehensive strategies that address resistance, promote change, and prioritize equity by incorporating the Intercultural Development Inventory®, ADKAR Change Management, and the Kubler-Ross Curve.


  • Cultivate Intercultural Competence: Acquire the knowledge and skills to navigate intercultural dynamics and foster collaboration amongst polarization. Understand how your strengths can be utilized to leverage someone else's strengths.


  • Experience Personal and Organizational Transformation: Through personal growth, drive organizational change to create a work culture that acknowledges and addresses equity, embraces diversity, and values belongingness and inclusion.


  • Toolkit: Participants in The DEI Strategy Academy™ will leave with a comprehensive toolkit that includes valuable resources to support their continued implementation of equity and justice-centered strategic plans.  

Session Dates and Times:

All sessions are 3-hours and begin at 1pm ET / 12 pm CT/ 11 am MT / 10 am PT

Session 1: Organizational Alignment for Successful Data Collection and Implementation - October 10, 2024

Session 2: Gathering Justice-Centered, Quantitative Insights - October 17, 2024

Session 3: Gathering Justice-Centered, Qualitative Insights - October 24, 2024

Session 4: Presence, Presentation, and Promise for Data-Driven Change - October 31, 2024

Session 5: Embedding Data into Your DEIJ Strategy from Organizational Vision to Action - November 7, 2024

Session 6: Justice-Centered Metrics and Accountability to Sustain Your DEIJ Strategy - November 14, 2024

What's Included:

  • Six LIVE virtual, interactive 3-hour sessions facilitated by The Winters Group's strategy and assessment experts
  • Strategy toolkit with templates and resources to assist your process
  • Access to the recorded sessions and discounts for ongoing support

Who Would Benefit From This Learning Experience?

  • Chief Diversity Officers / DEI Directors
  • CEOs, COOs, and Executive Leaders committed to DEI Work
  • Individuals responsible and accountable for DEI strategy


Content Designer and Lead Facilitator

Kevin Carter

Vice President, Strategy and Assessments,

The Winters Group, Inc.

Program Overview


To maximize the learning experience, we have a maximum of 35 participants.

The sessions will be recorded and available to participants for one year post-program.

No. This program provides a certificate of completion. There is no exam component, so this is not a certification program.

While the live experience is part of the value of the program, we understand that things come up. Recorded sessions should be available in the program portal at least 24 hours before the next session.

Refunds are available until September 5, 2024 minus a $150 processing fee. Registrations made on or after September 5, 2024 are non-refundable.

We have intentionally chosen to make the program more accessible to acknowledge the inequities that often accompany professional development funds and the reality that many professional development programs have been paused. The full value of this program is $2,999. We are offering the program to you for $1,899 and $1,599 respectively.