Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diversity & Inclusion Training


Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Education and Training is delivered through presentations, workshops, seminars, community forums, and round-table discussions.

These events and offerings raise awareness around the importance of diversity and inclusion among participants by exposing challenges, facilitating dialogue, and

providing tangible tools and resources needed to create a more inclusive organization.

Let us work with you to find the best solution.

Contact the Director of Training, Kenneth Pruitt by email or call 314-246-3142 to discuss a training plan that best fits your company or organization.

Our training option descriptions are also available in our Training Brochure.


Diversity Awareness Partnership offers a variety of training opportunities around issues of diversity and inclusion spanning multiple topics, lengths of time, and approaches.

Diversity & Inclusion Training: 2-hour, interactive training that addresses the difference between diversity and inclusion, stereotypes and biases, various aspects of diversity (race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age), and strategies for being more inclusive. Available for up to 35 people per session.

Listen. Talk. Learn.: The events occurring in our country with regards to race have presented all of us – as neighbors, business leaders, educators, students, and concerned citizens – with the opportunity to step forward and increase our understanding of race and what inclusion means to us. It is vital that our communities come together to ensure healthy communication, trust, and respect for those with whom we live, work, and play.

This session will expose participants to the debate vs. dialogue framework, provide them with needed skills to practice dialogue, and help them understand a lived experience different than their own. Available for up to 35 people per session.

Unconscious Bias Training: This training includes an overview of our current social and biological understandings of unconscious bias, as well as intervention strategies for mitigating its harmful effects. Embedded in the training are facts and figures that help participants to explore unconscious bias and related concepts. Each session is highly interactive with discussions and activities. Available for up to 35 people per session.

Lunch & Learn Workshops: 60-90-minute workshops on topics of interest to the organization (i.e. Racial Bias, Religious Diversity in the Workplace, Starting a Diversity Council, LGBTQ Awareness). Available for up to 50 people per session.

Diversity & Inclusion Seminar Series: A series of quarterly workshops developed to offer additional opportunities for professionals in the St. Louis area to grow their expertise around diversity and inclusion, and to engage in peer-to-peer learning around diversity initiatives with colleagues across a variety of sectors.

One-On-One Training/Mediation: DAP can provide training/mediation on a variety of topics (i.e. gender, race, stereotypes, bias) for an individual in your organization who needs focused, one-on-one attention.


Diversity Awareness Partnership offers strategic support to organizations around diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Diversity & Inclusion Consulting: Strategic consulting around diversity and inclusion, with or without other services, to enhance and provide expertise for the initiatives at your organization.

Climate Assessment: A customized assessment of up to 50 questions, developed and analyzed by Diversity Awareness Partnership, that addresses diversity and inclusion topics in your organization from the perspective of the participants.

Focus Groups: Designed to provide a deeper, facilitated conversation on a specific topic(s) in your organization related to diversity and inclusion. Available for up to 20 people.

Executive Leadership & Board Consultation: Focused on best practices, case studies, strategic planning, and starting initiatives around diversity and inclusion at your organization.

Evaluation of Diversity Initiatives: Diversity Awareness Partnership can assess your existing diversity initiatives (i.e. diversity council or training program) through a combination of online surveys and in-person, facilitated conversations using our electronic voting tool.




Diversity Awareness Partnership has Provided Training for clients such as:


  • Ameren UE
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Datotel
  • Dale Carnegie & Associates
  • Edward Jones
  • Graybar
  • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • Midwest BankCentre
  • Monsanto
  • RubinBrown
  • Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
  • SSM Health
  • The Boeing Company
  • Thompson Coburn LLC
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Beyond Housing
  • Center of Creative Arts (COCA)
  • Edgewood Children’s Center
  • Electro Savings Credit Union
  • Great Circle
  • Lutheran Children and Family Services
  • Midtown Catholic Charities
  • Missouri Baptist Children’s Home
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • The Mission Continues
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis

Academic Institutions

  • The College School
  • The Community School
  • De La Salle Middle School
  • Fort Zumwalt School District
  • St. Louis College of Health Careers
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Washington University Brown School of Social Work
  • Washington University’s Olin School of Business
  • Webster University

Professional Development

  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Institute of Internal Auditors Conference
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Webster University Staff Development Day
  • “What Do You Know About Diversity? What don’t you know? Let’s talk about it.”-Delivered to 40 area non-profit organizations


  • City of Olivette
  • Federal Executive Board, Kansas City
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • St. Louis County Department of Health


  • Eden Theological Seminary
  • Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy


  • Cross Cultural Engagement: Building a Diverse and Dynamic Community (St. Louis)
  • Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • Rustbelt to Artist Belt (St. Louis)
  • Sister Cities Diversity Conference (Cincinnati, Ohio)