for Workplace Inclusion
Our DEI e-Learning programs will teach your people strategies for creating a more inclusive and effective workplace.
Introducing our newest course:
The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions
The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions shows learners how comments or questions that might sound harmless or even like compliments, actually carry a hidden message that hurts. The course includes activities to identify the hidden messages and then practice how to speak up and interrupt a microaggression when it happens or afterward.
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Thought-provoking programs that deliver results.
- Ouch! Stereotypes Hurt
- Inclusion Skills
- Unconscious Bias
- Becoming an Ally
- Prevent Sexual Harassment
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High production values are essential to keeping your employees engaged. We’ve got ‘em.
Workshops via Zoom
From AT&T to UCLA, Sysco to the State Department… Across all industries and sectors.
- Government Agencies
Workshops via Zoom: Meet Sunshower’s Experienced Team
Joel Lesko (Oregon)
Filmmaker – Author – Facilitator
Marsha Ross-Jackson (Chicago)
Attorney – Educator – Consultant
Dr. Connie Watson (Florida)
Researcher – Educator – Facilitator
Tina Dyer (California)
Consultant – Coach – Facilitator
The SunShower team has significant work experience in diverse industries: HR, psychology, labor and employee relations, higher education, leadership development, corporate banking, filmmaking, e-Learning development, and more. We bring all of this to the work we do + years of expertise in DEI instructional design, facilitation, and coaching.
Featured: Disarming Microaggressions
Featured: Defeating Unconscious Bias
Defeating Unconscious Bias offers a strong and effective resource for educating your people about unconscious bias and teaches how to take action to disrupt our own biases.
What People are Saying
Joel was wonderful to work with! He was great about meeting with us in advance to ensure the training was everything we needed it to be and created a very supportive, safe place for folks to be vulnerable, learn and reflect. We did the Disarming Microaggressions training at my office and it sparked quite a bit of important and open discussion.
On “Disarming Microaggressions”
Fantastic Unconscious Bias Training yesterday! Great content overall, and I was particularly impressed with the breadth of the training background on the link to the mind-body connection and helpful tools presented. Very happy with my choice of SunShower Learning 🙂
On “Unconscious Bias Workshops via Zoom”
I just completed the training and I wanted to tell you how good I thought it was. First, I thought it was very inclusive! I think it did a great job addressing all types of stereotypes… The format of the video was fantastic. It was engaging, and it seemed very genuine. The acting was good, and I love how the post-test was disguised as “learning.” Thanks so much for making sure that everyone at Nemours gets this training.
Anna G. Small CNM, MSN, JD, CHC
SVP & Chief Compliance Officer
Nemours Children’s Health System
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From Our Blog
The Launch of SunShower Learning’s New Webinar Series, DEI Discussions
SunShower Learning is thrilled to announce the launch of our new webinar series, DEI Discussions, which is designed to provide insightful, action-oriented sessions on a variety of DEI topics. Our first webinar, “Want to Succeed? Stop Hiring People Like You!”, took...
Joel Lesko, Filmmaker and Founder of SunShower Learning, will speak at the 2023 International Peace Conference
Joel Lesko will be a speaker at the 2023 International Peace Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 5 - 6, 2023. The event is being hosted by Rotary International District 6860 (North and Central Alabama) in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute...
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Chances are your hiring process is riddled with bias
Inclusive hiring is the practice of minimizing bias and creating an equitable recruitment, application, interview, selection and offer process for a diverse set of candidates. It’s critical for attracting and retaining a diverse, engaged and innovative talent pool....