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Diverse Abilities

Gina Martin

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IDEAL Team Building


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Is your team equipped to create an IDEAL work environment? 

When your team embarks on IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Language) Team Building, we’ll craft an IDEAL workplace tailored for hiring and serving individuals who navigate life differently, making your businesses more inclusive and accessible for all.
 

No two team members' backgrounds, abilities, confidence levels, interests, or preferences are the same. Therefore, no two individuals will require the same accommodations or assistance. 
 

Our mission is both simple and profound: to foster a broader understanding of diverse abilities and to create environments where everyone feels welcome, heard, and respected. Whether you're a small business or a large corporation, we offer tailored solutions to meet your needs, ranging from diversity for workplace workshops, lunch-and-learns to speaking engagements at your next event or conference.
 

We believe that when society embraces a fundamental awareness of IDEAL concepts, we can break through barriers. By moving past superficial conversations, we can truly embody inclusion through real impactful change for the lives of those who work with you and the communities you serve.
 

About Us

At Diverse Abilities, we believe that investing in disability advocacy benefits society as a whole. By the time we are all 80-years-old, we will experience our abilities change and a shift in our needs for accommodations or some kind of assistance. We offer IDEAL team building training and consulting services tailored for individual businesses and nonprofits to gain awareness of what disabilities really are, what they are not, and how to make an environment inclusive for everyone.  
 

Presentation and Training Topics

Our presentations and DEI training sessions in Canada are delivered by people who have lived experience with disability and we cover a range of essential topics, including:

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Language (IDEAL): Breaking Through Barriers
  • How to Create Inclusive Workspaces
  • Making a Difference- being open to learning and shifting attitudes around diversity
  • Language Matters- knowing what to say and not say can either lift up or knock down a person. 

​Benefits of IDEAL Team Building

Our IDEAL team building training empowers your team with the knowledge and confidence to interact with and support individuals with diverse abilities. By participating in our sessions, your staff will:

  • Gain confidence in communicating with people with disabilities.
  • Learn alternative ways to assist individuals with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities.
  • Understand the importance of accessibility and inclusion and how to implement them effectively.
  • Discover tools and devices that enhance the customer experience and accommodations for individuals from all walks of life.

​Why Choose Us?

  • Tailored Training: We customize our sessions to meet the specific goals of your organization.
  • Proven Results: Our approach effectively relieves awkwardness or discomfort and promotes equal treatment for all.
  • Inclusive Reputation: Businesses recognized for inclusivity and accessibility attract and retain customers and employees from diverse backgrounds.

Get Started Today

Invest in your business's future by equipping your team with IDEAL Team Building skills and strategies. Contact us to schedule in-person or online diversity workshops for the workplace. Unsure if your staff would benefit? Take our "IDEAL Team Building” questionnaire to anonymously assess your organization's needs.
 

Join us in creating a world where everyone is valued and included. Together, we can build IDEAL communities where diversity is celebrated, and barriers to equal opportunities are broken. For scheduling and pricing, contact me.