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Diversity is just difference.
And we're all different.
Dr. Candace Warner is a sociologist, professor, and diversity and inclusion consultant. She’s been teaching for 17 years, and for the last 9 years has been working with organizations to foster inclusion, prevent discrimination and harassment, and expand diversity.
Candace is the Founder and CEO of people3, Inc. The mission of people3 is to provide organizations with diversity and inclusion-centered training, consulting, and research solutions for individuals and organizations.
Candace has won three awards for her contribution to learning, teaching, sociology, and international education, including faculty of the year and alumni of the year from an alma mater. She has led study abroad groups to India and South Africa and last year was the plenary speaker at the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies Annual Conference. She has traveled to over 11 countries including Indonesia, Haiti, China, India, and South Africa. With a Master’s in Sociology and Ph.D. in Public Policy, Dr. Candace Warner’s research efforts have centered on diversity, inclusion, as well as the inequality of race, gender, and poverty.
Dr. Warner is recognized in Tennessee and in her field for her training and research efforts in expanding diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, and her genuine passion for people.
Candace is currently involved with multiple professional groups, including the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Pathway Women’s Business Center, Women in Technology in Tennessee (WiTT), Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MTSHRM), and the Nashville Technology Council’s recently formed Diversity Committee.
About people3, Inc.
This is not your average diversity training or sensitivity training course or respectful workplace training or whatever you want to call it. You know the one—the one that sparks simultaneous eye-rolls between you and your colleagues as the reality of an all-day long training session begins to set in. This course is different because we are a different kind of employee and leadership training company. We think of diversity as difference. And we’re all different.
We focus on improving interactions in the workplace so that you and your colleagues can get along and be more productive. Our courses incorporate an understanding of intersectionality, unconscious bias, demographic trends, and cultural competency awareness. The goal of our employee and staff development courses is to foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion in an organizational environment—why it matters, why it’s important, and why it’s helpful to the bottom line.