ADW
Belonging Initiative

With power and privilege comes the responsibility to tell the Truth, to bear witness to others’ Truths, and to work tirelessly to create a world where people experience the right to belong and participate fully in our society just as they are.

No exceptions, conditions, or demands.

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We have the opportunity and responsibility to honor and protect another’s right to their Truth..

In the midst of differences, pain, and fear, the pull for self-protection is strong. The pull to remain comfortable is enticing. Yet, nothing will change if those with the capacity to bring change use their power to simply remain comfortable.

The Need for More

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Over 8 billion dollars is invested into diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives annually. Yet 75% of these programs do not yield the expected outcomes. And, among the 75% of programs that do not yield the expected outcomes, 40% actually lead to a further sense of isolation and exclusion!

Why?

Most diversity, equity, and inclusion programs focus only on surface-level changes. They do not delve to the depths of personality and the discomfort that comes naturally during times of change. And, changing how we accept and view ourselves and others is uncomfortable!

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How

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The ADW | Belonging Initiative model is based on psychology, research, and a deep understanding of the human experience. Through the ADW Profile and Situational Identity Model, we explore individual aspects of personality and how these might be expressed. Then, using the Foundational Tenets, we help people understand where their discomfort comes from, why it’s okay to feel uncomfortable, and how to manage this discomfort during times of change.

The Work Is Worth The Results

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Belonging results from deepening self-awareness, an awareness of others, and intentionality.

Deep work is required to own and acknowledge discomfort.

This requires people with
power to:

ADW | Belonging
Foundational Tenets

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Results Achieved

Throughout the country, all people of goodwill crave the connection and sense of belonging that our program can provide. Here are testimonials from Certified Facilitators and others of how the ADW | Belonging Initiative helped transform their experiences and sense of belonging.

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