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How the Quest Works

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Quest is a chat-based, coaching-like experience that drives meaningful conversations, powerful ideas, and "a-ha!" moments around innovation. This approach enables the rapid, lasting adoption of inclusive behaviors in your organization. We do this by:

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Activity

Completions indicate that users have awareness and understanding of a topic.

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Follow-Through

Positive activation checks show that users have followed through and taken specific actions.

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Reflection

Insights demonstrate that users have reflected on their experiences in a way that reinforces the desired mindsets.

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Social Engagement

'Likes' and comments tell us that a user's insights are positively impacting others in the group and are initiating social learning.

The Challenges

A diverse and inclusive work environment is one of the top contributors to organizational success. According to a report by McKinsey, diverse teams outperform less diverse competitors by 35%. According to research by Deloitte, diversity enhances innovation by 20%. Our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Quest activates employees to challenge their thinking and take measurable steps to be more inclusive at work and in their personal lives.

The 20 challenges encourage participants to understand and accept that inclusion starts with them. Participants learn how to challenge biases, act consciously, improve team engagement, form new habits, and make others feel included and valued.

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CHALLENGES
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Inclusion Starts with I

Welcome to the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Quest. Here's your first challenge!

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Know Your Bias

Most of us would like to think we're not biased. Let's see how inclusive we really are in our day-to-day lives.

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Challenge Assumptions

We make little decisions every day that are often informed by our biases. Let's uncover them so that we can work on them!

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Develop an Action Plan

Let's nail down some very practical things we can do.

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Notice Exclusion

You can never really walk a mile in someone's else's shoes, but you can try to understand how the reality of others is different to your own.

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Change Your Go-to People

Have you ever noticed that we rely on the same people? As much as we trust them, we do miss out on varied perspectives like that.

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Extend the Invitation

So many people have so much to offer if we could just overcome our preconceived ideas. Let's try that today.

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Make a Connection

It's easy for someone to feel like an outsider, but it's equally easy to make someone feel like they belong. Let's try doing that today.

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Ask the Question

 No matter who needs it, ensure that the support you give to someone is respectful and not disempowering.

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 Be an Ally

 We're all responsible for inclusion. Let's see how we can become allies.

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 Assume Nothing

 Our biases often make us judge people on the basis of things that actually tell us nothing about them.

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 All Voices Count

 When we don't ensure equal voice share, we are telling people their voices don't matter. But they do.

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 Behave Consciously

 It's not easy to be conscious whenever we act, but we have to try so that we don't thoughtlessly exclude someone.

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 Follow through on Commitment

 Plans are a good start, but that's not enough. Let's take some action.

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 Practical Priming

 Let's look at what positive behaviors we can practice in meetings to make people feel valued.

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 Lift People Up

 We can all contribute to inclusion in a team context.

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 Be Accurate

 Empathy needs to be accurate to be valuable, so we need to take other realities into account.

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 Commit to Unlearn

 If we can see what we need to change, we can focus our behavior as a team.

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 Be Visible

 Make your allyship visible.

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 Raise the Volume

 You made it to your last challenge! Let's finish strong.

 

 

Custom Package

Do you have more than 500 users in your organization? Book a call with us to create a custom package that works for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a 20-day program really effective?

    Yes. Our quests drive the adoption of new behaviors and habits, and the best way to do this is by giving people the opportunity to practice and repeat.

    We do this in the form of a Multi-Day Quest. Each day, for the duration of the Quest, a participant accepts a bite-sized challenge. The challenge will introduce an offline activity to complete between online sessions. Once complete, a user will then come back and reflect on the experience of trying new behaviors. Reflecting on our experiences drives behavior change in a short time.

  • How do you know the program is working?

    Designated administrators will have access to the "Manage" section of Cognician, which is our reporting dashboard.

    The "Manage" section gives administrators a collection of helpful information about participants and their activities on the platform. For example, every time someone uses a cog (short for "coaching guide", which is what we call a learning module at Cognician), the system logs their actions so that administrators can view the learner’s journey, how many cogs have been completed, and where the team seems to be struggling.

    Administrators can monitor general participant progress and export CSV documents that contain cog completion data and even the insights shared by the users.

  • Do you have other programs besides the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Quest?

    Yes. We have a variety of Quests available, tailored to help you activate behavior change when it matters.

  • Is my user information/data confidential?

    Yes. Cognician adheres to a data privacy model whereby privacy protections overlay most existing security protection mechanisms and the focus and investment is applied across People, Processes, and Technology.

  • Is my company’s information safe?

    Yes. Cognician is trusted by global management consultancies and their clients, based on the team’s practice of privacy and security by design. The team’s main security objective is to continually assess and improve its ability to prevent, detect and respond to cyber incidents using a threat-based risk management approach, and treating cybersecurity as part of its integrated risk management processes.
  • Is there customer support?

    Yes. We provide 24hr support for users. You can email support@cognician.com with any queries. Alternatively, when you are on the platform, click or tap on the chat icon on the bottom right page and the support team will assist you.