Our Services


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Every Level

bci’s DEI workshops are designed to meet the development needs of any audience, with a focus on leadership teams, boards of directors, and equity-seeking communities. Whether you’re looking for in-depth workshops or keynotes for your town halls, retreats, ERG events, and more, we have the expertise to help you. 

We offer advanced level programming to organizations that are well along their DEI journey, as well as foundational content to organizations that are just starting out. We are experts at navigating difficult DEI conversations with even the toughest, most skeptical audiences with grace, empathy, and tact.

Experienced, Practical Programming for Your Organization

Our facilitators have presented to hundreds of organizations around the world and bci is known for our niche content and expertise in a range of DEI areas. All of our programming is grounded in innovative, research-driven frameworks and are regularly updated to include the latest DEI research. Our DEI training focuses on practical, experiential learning so your team can immediately shift their behavior in real-world situations.

Our Training Options

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In-Person Training

bci offers hands-on in-person training with our team of experts, focusing on cutting-edge research and strategies to push individual behavioral change and organizational change
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Virtual Training

bci offers all of our training in a virtual environment – with a focus on webinars and videoconferencing – so that you can provide experiential inclusion learning opportunities to a broad range of audiences

Foundations of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We have now presented our most popular workshop, “Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, to tens of thousands of people around the world. This session is designed to help lay the building blocks upon which further DEI training can develop. Key learning takeaways from this session include:

  • A discussion on the imperatives for DEI and the key difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Key unconscious bias, cultural competence and allyship concepts and their impact on professionals from equity-seeking communities
  • Key forms of bias that manifest within organizations
  • How to develop your cultural lens to better interrupt biases and be more adaptive in working across differences
  • Strategies for becoming more inclusive and culturally competent when working with team members and clients from equity-seeking communities
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We know that budgets and geography can sometimes be a challenge. We’re committed to working with you to find the most cost-effective and impactful ways to deliver programming across regions, business units, employee groups and more.

DEI Assessments

Learn how to take your training to the next level by leveraging the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) with your teams. The IDI is the leading tool on the market used to measure the cultural competence of an individual, team or organization.

Using this tool alongside our foundational training will enable you to hold more meaningful inclusion conversations and to better benchmark progress.

Ritu’s workshop was incredibly powerful and inspiring, and the participants left feeling empowered and with a wealth of knowledge and tools they could apply in their personal and professional life. Planning the workshop and working with Ritu was an amazing experience. Her willingness to listen to our needs and adapt the workshop to the context in which it was being positioned was indeed praiseworthy. I would highly recommend Ritu for her authentic leadership and deep expertise in the field of DEI.

Ankita Sharma

Organizational Development Consultant, Purolator

It’s hard to provide training that is both on point and inspiring, but working with Komal impressed us and left us eager to learn more.

Emily Gora

Project Development Officer, The Skills Centre

The most enjoyable aspect about working with Ritu is her consistent sense of connectedness and authenticity… Ritu took the time to understand and inventory where we were in our DEI training journey and subsequently crafted those trainings to meet our needs. bci was able to deliver trainings that were timely, relevant and impactful. I would recommend bhasin consulting inc.!

Joel Acie

Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, FHL Bank Pittsburgh

Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.