35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


You’re Not Alone: Peer Equity and Inclusion Coaches in the Workplace

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S6-F
When: April 7, 2022
Level: Intermediate
Track: Government
Presenters: Gina Kundan, Minnesota Department of Transportation  |  Sara Taylor, deepSEE Consulting


Organizations everywhere are beginning to wake up to the serious effect of identity-based trauma on their employees. Peer Equity and Inclusion Coaches (PEIC) are a front line of support for all staff. These coaches are trained to provide culturally competent developmental coaching for their peers and to be a resource for them after trauma-filled events (national events such as mass-shootings, local events such as racially charged violence, and organizational events such as the experience of micro-aggressions, etc.). They also serve as a resource for leadership to better understand equity and inclusion issues in the organization.

This session provides case-study examples from organizations implementing PEIC programs and a solid grounding in the five-step PEIC framework, including immediately usable templates and examples of content for each step. Advice will also be provided on how to tailor the entire program to specific organizational needs.

Learning Outcomes

• Describe the necessary qualifications for an effective PEIC program
• Explain the five-step PEIC framework
• Identify the specific needs of the participant’s organization at each of the five steps

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