Breaking down stereotypes. Building on diversity
Nascenta is a nonprofit organization that runs diversity workshops based on a proprietary lesson structure, that is influenced by one developed in South Africa in the late 1990’s by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), to address the challenges in post-Apartheid South Africa and to build understanding of prejudices that drive decision-making and relationships. The methodology behind the workshop garnered IJR the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.
Nascenta's methods have been effective for students and organizations in the US, adapted to focus on local challenges as well as broader global trends. With a proven history, we've consistently updated and integrated the most useful and impact-driven structures. Through team-building techniques and open, nonjudgmental discussions, the Nascenta program cultivates a safe environment while teaching people how to understand their own inherent biases and overcome them.
With a robust methodology that deals with diversity across different categories, we have been at the forefront of delivering flexible, feedback-oriented training that addresses inherent biases.