You asked for diversity training and we listened!

While Stoker’s Basic Core Curriculum course consistently receives rave reviews, the most requested topic for additional training has always been diversity. We listened and on July 18, 2021, we launched our second training course entitled “Diversity and Implicit Bias Training for the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry.” The course was jointly developed by Stoker’s founder, Rick Gilbert, and Karen Golden, an experienced professional providing Human Resources consulting services to the Massachusetts cannabis industry through her company, Hollis HR. This course includes a thorough overview of diversity-based legal protections and regulatory requirements, a balanced look at the benefits and challenges of diversity and implicit bias training, a thought-provoking and inclusive guided discussion of current issues, and specific, actionable recommendations to do the hard work needed to advance diversity in the workplace. 

Significantly, the Cannabis Control Commission will begin certifying Advanced Core Curriculum courses, including a course on Diversity and Implicit Bias, in mid-2022 and Stoker has designed its course with that goal in mind. Even prior to certification, the course can be used to satisfy the eight-hour annual training requirement imposed by the Massachusetts cannabis regulations.

 

Significantly, the Cannabis Control Commission will begin certifying Advanced Core Curriculum courses, including a course on Diversity and Implicit Bias, in mid-2022 and Stoker has designed its course with that goal in mind. Even prior to certification, the course can be used to satisfy the eight-hour annual training requirement imposed by the Massachusetts cannabis regulations.

 

Stoker’s “Diversity and Implicit Bias Training” course is now available in person or live, online and can be booked by emailing support@stokercompliance.com. Stoker will begin scheduling monthly online sessions starting this fall.