Transforming White Organizational Culture

A live, interactive online workshop that looks at how people can work for racial justice by:

  • Identifying and exploring the characteristics of white organizational culture
  • Understanding how white organizational culture operates in your organization
  • Exploring remedies to the negative impact of white organizational culture on your organization
  • Transforming your organization to be truly diverse, equitable and inclusive


Many professionals and organizations know something about “white privilege,” and maybe “structural racism,” but fail to recognize how their organizational culture embodies white cultural values, practices, norms, and expectations. What appears to be “business as usual” and “the way things are” actually reflects unexamined white cultural values which are often problematic and limiting. Learning what this means and what to do about it are key skills in our emerging multiracial society.

The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and slide show presentations.

Upcoming Opportunities

August 2021
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The workshop is appropriate for managers, supervisors, organizational decision-makers, plus anyone who has an interest in transforming an organization to one that is truly multiracial.


  • Definitions of culture & white organizational culture
  • Values and beliefs of white organizational culture
  • Socialization process into white organizational culture
  • Comparison of personal values and beliefs to white organizational culture
  • Manifestations of organizational culture in your organization
  • Impact of organizational culture
  • Ability to influence change
  • Inclusive organizational culture
  • Remedies to negative impact of organizational culture
  • Next steps as agents of change

What people are saying…

Phenomenal work. I am so grateful for your leadership and teaching. The section on children learning racism was enlightening. If we don’t talk to our kids about anti-racism, institutionalized racism will have all the power of influence. This whole concept of tools to nurture a positive racial identity in white children was exactly the next step I’ve been looking for. Thank you for positively encouraging us to confront and accept our own whiteness.

Jen Rutner

Thoughtful group, very well facilitated, enough time to process. Lots to think about. I have always felt committed to raising anti-racist white children, but now I have the tools. Feeling empowered.

Lila Barchetto

The workshop fueled my excitement and commitment to raising anti-racist white children.

Rachel Brown

The workshop continued to deepen my understanding of racism and ways in which we can oppose/counter it as parents and teachers. Articles were very helpful.

Laura Bilodeau

I especially liked the media literacy PowerPoint, although that also hit me emotionally…. I thought both trainers were such amazing facilitators and you guided the discussion gracefully and compassionately.

Emma Timbers