Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN)

VSAE is again partnering with Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) to offer VSAE's members the opportunity to participate in VCIC's 2024 Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN) program. This year's program, "Constructive and Inclusive Dialogue" is designed to provide frameworks, tools, and resources to support dialogues that can (re-)build community. 
 7.5 credits

The Workplace Inclusion Network 2023 series was an amazing experience. Not only did it help me to connect with professionals from different industries and backgrounds, but through thoughtful presentations, discussions, and even a field trip, I gained insights on creating a more accepting, reflective, and inclusive work environment. Samantha Kenny, CAE, Richmond Association of REALTORS


February 28, 2024 (12:00pm – 1:30pm) 
Tools for Effective Dialogue | Virtual
Effective dialogue can help create transformative relationships and interactions beyond surface-level discussions, enabling individuals to connect, appreciate diverse perspectives, and explore deeply ingrained beliefs. This session provides participants with practical tools and strategies to navigate challenging dialogues. Participants will acquire the skills to address even the most sensitive subjects through productive and respectful dialogue. 1.5 CAE credits

April 17, 2024 (12:00pm – 1:30pm) 
Processing Key Moments | Virtual
In moments of crisis and conflict, employees often look to their colleagues and organizations for support. Sometimes, workplaces put out public or internal statements after key moments. At other times, they may need to provide opportunities for dialogue and healing. In this workshop, participants will consider individual and organizational approaches that can be taken to process key moments. Resources and strategies to make workplaces more inclusive will be highlighted.1.5 CAE credits

June 26, 2024 (Noon - 2:00pm)
Inclusive Facilitation Skills | Richmond, In-Person 
Facilitation skills are key to fostering workplace inclusion. In this workshop, participants will consider ways to guide conversation and model intentional inclusion during discussions. Further considerations will include how to guide and lead inclusive conversations and acknowledge group dynamics to facilitate effectively. Participants will leave with a greater sense of how to foster belonging in the workplace through inclusive facilitation. 2 CAE credits

November 20, 2024 (12:00pm – 1:30pm)
Building Inclusive Teams | Virtual
Workplace inclusion is the hallmark of a successful team that produces a high-quality product consistently. Inclusive teams thrive in effective communication, meeting client needs, understanding multiple viewpoints, and retaining a diverse workforce. In this workshop, participants will consider strategies and frameworks for building and retaining inclusive teams. 1.5 CAE hours

December 3, 2024 (12:00pm – 1:30pm) - BONUS SESSION
As a special feature for VSAE members, there will be an additional WIN workshop to apply the learning from the previous WIN programs in the context of associations and not-for-profit organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their takeaways and consider actions and structures that support inclusion within their spheres of influence. They will also be able to ask questions and share ideas in a safe, supportive environment. 1.5 CAE hours


  By Jan 31 After Jan 31
VSAE Executive Member $445 $465
Non-Member* $475 $495

*Non-VSAE members from the same organization as a VSAE member may register provided at least one VSAE Executive member from that organization also registers for the program.