Shakti Workshops are designed to be interactive, self-reflective and promote positive social change.These workshops create intellectual stimulation, strengthen cultural competence and are designed to help create inclusive and equitable organizational cultures. Cindu infuses her extensive experience of being a diversity educator and intercultural communication specialist  with her life experiences of being a woman of color to create eye opening and thought provoking workshops. Shakti Workshops provide a rich learning experience rooted in academic theory that works toward creating transformative change within the individual and the organization. Please note that Shakti Workshops are not limited to the below listings. Custom workshops can be created to address the unique needs of individual organizations. Shakti Workshops are available in face to face and virtual formats. Detailed workshop descriptions and pricing are available upon request.


Popular Workshop Offerings

  • Beyond the Business Case: Developing Consciously Inclusive Leaders 

  • The Inclusive Leadership Institute 

  • Facing the Elephant in the Room: Communicating Productively about Race 

  • Communicating Effectively Across Cultures: Developing Intercultural Competency Skills 

  • Disrupting Bias: Breaking Down Barriers to an Inclusive Workplace Culture

  • Beyond Diversity: Understanding and Cultivating Inclusion in the Workplace 

  • Understanding and Disrupting Unconscious Bias

  • Anti-racism belongs in the Workplace: Cultivating an Anti-Racist Workplace Culture

  • Engaging in Cross Racial Allyship: Disrupting Anti-Blackness in the Workplace

  • Effective Listening in the Workplace: Developing Inclusive Listening Skills 

  • Understanding the South Asian Diaspora and Opportunity: Consumer and Market Insights

  • Developing Equity Minded Employees: Centering Equity in DEI Initiatives

  • Beyond Colorblindness: Pathways to Being an Anti-racist Communicator

  • Race Privilege and Beyond: Understanding Privilege

  • Words Matter: The Evolving Language of Diversity and Inclusion


  • Different is Not Deficient: Unlearning Deficit Ideology



Cindu has created and facilitated over 25 custom workshops for Education Professionals. Please click  below for a list of Shakti workshops tailored to developing inclusive and equity-minded Educators. 




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