Vubiz Launches Diversity and Cultural Competency Training for Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement Diversity Training

In partnership with Diversity Builder, Inc., Vubiz released a groundbreaking Diversity Training and Cultural Competency Program for Law Enforcement.

This innovative law enforcement diversity training program promotes strategies and skills to improve community relationships and engagement – resulting in more positive perceptions of policing.

Vubiz Inc. and Diversity Builder, Inc. are proud to announce the development of their groundbreaking online program, Diversity and Cultural Competency for Law Enforcement. The interactive and engaging online program is a first. It’s specifically tailored to enhance law enforcement’s cultural competency knowledge while also building inclusive communication skills to better connect with the communities they serve.

Following the intense race-related events of the summer of 2020, Diversity Builder received dozens of requests for police cultural competency and diversity training. Current events exasperated the need for such activity. Owner Rachel Stanton said police academies and police chiefs asked for online solutions due to budgetary, COVID, and logistical reasons. Diversity Builder consulted with police departments, including the Hartford Police Department, to develop effective, pertinent content. Stanton said one topic the team requested was confirmation bias.

The new course explores how recognizing and addressing discrimination and becoming culturally aware can foster trust and confidence among the communities law enforcement protects and serves. Diversity Builder turned to their elearning partner, Vubiz, to create a dynamic, interactive, and engaging online course that police departments anywhere can use.

“At Diversity Builder, we are passionate about working with police departments interested in diversity training and intentionally inclusive practices,” said Rachel Stanton, CEO at Diversity Builder, Inc. “We find it is some of the most impactful work we do. Our trainers have wanted to develop an online law enforcement class, and the timing aligned perfectly.”

Participants in the course learn how perceptions based on biases involving an individual’s race, religion, level of ability, gender, orientation, ethnicity, immigration status, or another characteristic can influence officer conduct and the behavior of suspects, witnesses, or others during a law enforcement encounter. Techniques and tools presented within the course support de-escalation and conflict resolution in volatile situations, allowing for understanding diverse perspectives while keeping the peace.

“Key topics within the course include the science of bias and how to mitigate it, cultural competency strategies to build trust within diverse communities, microaggressions, impacts of profiling, and building an inclusive police and sheriff department culture,” adds Stanton.

This law enforcement diversity training course includes numerous interactive features, video scenarios, video narration, questions and answers, fill-in-the-blank segments, quizzes, and a final test for understanding and certificate of completion.

For more information, please contact us to inquire about our Diversity Training and Cultural Competency Program for Law Enforcement.


About Diversity Builder, Inc.


Founded in 2003, Diversity Builder, Inc. is a national diversity, equity, and inclusion workplace training and consulting leader supporting organizations in making positive change using an immersive and engaging action-oriented approach. Diversity Builder helps organizations build inclusive cultures through self-paced online, virtual, and instructor-led training and consulting where employees thrive and do their best work.

In addition to law enforcement training, specialty areas include gender identity and expression, racial diversity, generational workplace collaboration, leading diverse teams, resolving unconscious bias, LGBTQI+, intersectionality, allyship, and bystander intervention. Diversity Builder is a diverse supplier. The firm is women-owned, LGBTQI-owned, and is an SBA small business. Please visit Diversity Builder (615) 823-1717 for more information.