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Empowering Government Organizations Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training creates #1-rated virtual DEI training events for local, state, and federal agencies. We are a:

  • Government Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contractor
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Certified Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Asian-American-owned company

Join us to experience engaging and immersive virtual government diversity training. We’re proud that our experiences have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and The Guardian – and we’ve earned a 5-star rating on Google with 2,250+ reviews.

During your government DEI training program, you can expect:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional facilitators
  • Non-partisan & non-political virtual experiences
  • Live, on-location guides at historic and cultural locations
  • Interactive activities and games to reinforce DEI concepts
  • Experiences designed by published historians and DEI educators

"The 'Good Trouble' tour was a great way for our department to recognize and celebrate Black History Month.

The tour was informative and very professionally done!"

Lois CheeseboroRamsey County, MN

"Our professional learning team brought the Black History Month tour from Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training to our staff.

This was THE most well received training EVER! So much learning and praise for Jay, Kristin, Arielle, and Kathy! We loved it and hope we can have them back for more virtual learning soon!"

Rane GarciaMichigan Dept. of Education

Government DEI Sessions & Experiences

Unique DEI events loved by the EPA, State of Michigan, and more!

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Team Building

Hispanic and Latiné Heritage Month: El Origen

Available in September

DEI Team Building

Celebrate Hispanic and Latiné Heritage in this fun and mesmerizing event with live visits to St. Augustine, Florida. Plus, learn about the impact of Latiné music on American culture.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Authenticity and Increased Representational Diversity

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
HHM El Origen Details
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Team Building

Hispanic and Latiné Heritage Month: La Identidad

Available in October

DEI Team Building

Explore Hispanic and Latin culture in the US from the 1800s through the present day, with a special look at the impact of Latin trailblazers in TV and film. You’ll visit Los Angeles LIVE to understand the impact of heritage, displacement, and identity.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Understanding the distinction between race and ethnicity

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
HHM La Identidad Details
South American Holiday Virtual Team Building

South American Adventure

Available all year

DEI Team Building

Take a virtual travel tour to South America with live guides! Explore the incredible Machu Picchu, one of the Wonders of the World, and the town square in Cusco, Peru. This unique event will mesmerize your team.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Responsible Global Citizenship

2

Live-Streaming Guides

60

Minutes
South American Holiday Details
Pride Virtual Team Building

Disability Pride

Available in October

DEI Team Building

Honor the achievements and progress people with disabilities have made, from landmark legislation to social inclusion and employment. Visible and invisible disabilities are topics of this brand new experience. 

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Dismantling Ableism and Destigmatizing Disability

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Disability Pride Details
Indigenous Month Virtual Team Building

Indigenous and Native American Heritage

Available in November

DEI Team Building

Discover Indigenous history and culture in this fascinating and impactful event that covers how Indigenous communities are ever present today. Plus virtually visit the Ocmulgee National Park live!

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Decolonizing History and the Impact of Narrative and Words in Systemic Justifications

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Indigenous Month Details
MLK Jr Day Virtual Team Building

Martin Luther King Jr.

Available all year

DEI Team Building

Be inspired by Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence and learn the history that led him to be the voice of the Civil Rights Movement. You’ll also discover how Coretta Scott King was paramount in continuing the work of her late husband.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
One Person Can Make a Difference; Community is Necessary for Success

1

Live-streaming Guide

30

Minutes
MLK Jr. Details
Black History Month Virtual Team Building

Black History Month

Available in February

DEI Team Building

Discover the roots of Black History Month with stunning art and interactive trivia. Plus, take a live-streamed visit to incredible historic Black neighborhoods in Washington DC and Atlanta.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
The Impact of the Growth Mindset in Reducing Bias

2

Live-streaming Guides

60

Minutes
Black History Month Details
Good Trouble, a Black History Month Experience Virtual Team Building

Good Trouble

Available all year

DEITeam Building

Uncover history of how Black resistance is a crucial party of the American story of liberty from the 1500s through the present day. Plus see locations pivotal to the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, AL.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Challenging Unconcious Bias and the Strategic Use of Counter-Culture Stereotypes to Combat It.

3

Guides

60

Minutes
Good Trouble Details
Music Evolution Virtual Team Building

Music Evolution: For the Culture

Available all year

DEI Team Building

Play musical trivia while learning the fascinating history of American music evolution. And, on this fun DEI event, your team will take a live-streamed visit to Nashville, Tennessee.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Cultural Appropriation and Reappropriation

1

Live Streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Music Evolution Details
She Rocks! Music Evolution Virtual Team Building

Music Evolution: She Rocks!

Available all year

DEI Team Building

Uncover stories of American female musicians who dedicated their lives to making change through song. And, on this fun DEI event, your team will take a live-streamed visit to Nashville, Tennessee.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Intersectionality; Cultural Appropriation and Reappropriation

1

Live Streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Music Evolution: She Rocks! Details
Women's History Month Virtual Team Building

She Innovates

Available in March and all year

Women’s History Team Building

Play “historic shark tank” and learn about incredible female innovators in this immersive experience, with character guides who honor historic female inventors, and enjoy a live-streamed visit to Chicago.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Challenging Structural Inequities, Intersectionality

3

Guides

60

Minutes
She Innovates Details
Street Art Virtual Team Building

Street Art

Available all year

DEI Team Building

Spark your team’s creativity with street art activities. Learn the history of different art form, with a focus from Black artists. Plus, get a live-streamed visit to a popular street art location.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Advancing Black Leadership & Excellence

2

Breakout Rooms

60

Minutes
Street Art Details
AAPI Month Team Building

AAPI Month

Available in May

DEI Team Building

Learn about AAPI Heritage and Asian American culture and history with this unique event with live-streaming in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Plus, your team will love trivia focused on AAPI representation in movies.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Rejecting Stereotypes, Increased Cultural Sensitivity, Challenging Systemic Inequities

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
AAPI Month Details
Juneteenth Virtual Team Building

Juneteenth:
Emancipation

Available in June

DEI Team Building

Learn the powerful history of Juneteenth or Emancipation Day, with a live-streaming guide in Virginia. One of the ten best ways to honor Juneteenth by Lonely Planet publication!

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Rejecting Stereotypes, Reclaiming History

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Juneteenth: Emancipation Details
Juneteenth Virtual Team Building

Juneteenth:
Rise

Available in June

DEI Team Building

Continue the story of Juneteenth and discover the impact of Emancipation from the 1870s to the present day, including a live-streaming look at the rise and turmoil within Black meccas like Chicago, plus trivia with a focus on soul food.

DEIA Core Learner Concepts:
Intersectionality

1

Live-streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Juneteenth: Rise Details
Pride Virtual Team Building

Pride

Available in June

DEI Team Building

Trace how LGBTQIA+ individuals have always been an important part of our American history, with live-streams from historic gay neighborhoods in New York City and San Francisco.

DEIA Core Learner Concept:
Unity Strengthens Impact

1

Live-Streaming Guide

60

Minutes
Pride Details

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Empowering Government Organizations Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Enhance your agency’s workplace culture, employee satisfaction, and community representation with our tailored government diversity training and consulting services.

Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training Services

Providing high-quality training programs that blend learning and fun for nearly a decade.

As a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor, our team is experienced in working with government agencies. We’ve trained thousands of public sector employees, and we’re ready to support your equity and inclusion efforts with personalized guidance, captivating live virtual programs, and responsive customer service. 

With knowledgeable guides to lead your live session and interactive elements like trivia and games, our programs help teams connect with DEI concepts and each other.

We’re proud to offer programs for federal and state government diversity training, government DEI consulting, and public sector diversity training. Read on to learn more.

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Federal & State Government Diversity Training

Federal & State DEI Training - Government Diversity Training

DEI training for state and federal employees helps create environments where all voices are heard, valued, and respected.

With Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training, unlock a wealth of knowledge while growing your team’s problem-solving, communication, and strategic decision-making skills. In fact, one study found that diverse teams make better business decisions 87% of the time!

State and federal government diversity training also builds cultural competency, promoting empathy toward different backgrounds. Ultimately, DEI training can strengthen equity, build public trust and authority, enhance service delivery, and help your agency better serve diverse communities.

Connect with us to learn more and book your team’s session.

Government DEI Consulting

Government DEI Consulting and Government Diversity Training

Government DEI consulting can help your team:

  • Conduct DEI assessments to evaluate current practices and culture
  • Develop and implement DEI training programs
  • Design strategies to attract, retain, and advance diverse talent
  • Create more inclusive hiring practices to mitigate bias
  • Facilitate workshops and dialogues among team members
  • Establish strategic benchmarks and goals to measure progress
  • Identify opportunities for further growth and learning

When searching for a Government DEI consultant, consider their experience, credentials, and approach. Reach out to Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training today to learn more about our process!

Public Sector Diversity Training

Public Sector & Government Diversity Training

Diversity training in the public sector equips employees with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to build more inclusive work environments.

Through interactive workshops, discussions, and exercises, team members learn to recognize unconscious biases, understand the value of diverse perspectives, and foster respectful interactions.

When done successfully, government diversity training creates a culture of inclusion and equity in which everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to share their unique point of view.

By prioritizing diversity training, public sector agencies grow their ability to serve diverse communities effectively and equitably, strengthening public trust and authority as well as organizational effectiveness.

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The Impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Government

Workplace Culture

Government diversity training can improve workplace culture by creating a more welcoming and inclusive dynamic. In fact, most employees surveyed say focusing on DEI at work is a good thing! DEI training raises awareness of biases, promotes empathy across differing backgrounds, and encourages employees to prioritize fair treatment for all.

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Community Representation

Ensure that diverse voices in your community are heard and valued in decision-making processes by prioritizing DEI training efforts.

Government diversity training can inspire employees to create thoughtful policies and services that reflect the needs and perspectives of all constituents.

Employee Morale

Spark employee connections and morale with training programs that are interactive, participatory, and fun as well as educational. Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training doesn’t do “boring.” With trivia, games, live virtual field trips, and more, our sessions are designed to engage!

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Streamlined Operations - Government Diversity Training

Streamlined Operations

Government diversity training can make a big impact on your team’s operations and effectiveness. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management notes that studies show diverse workforces display increased innovation and problem-solving. Plus, DEI  training can help streamline hiring operations. Case in point: one Glassdoor survey found 76% of workers say a diverse team is important when evaluating job opportunities!

FAQs About Government Diversity Training Programs

What is the difference between diversity training and DEI consulting?

While Government diversity training focuses on educating employees about diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, DEI consulting involves developing  strategies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations.

Government diversity training and DEI consulting can work in tandem to help you achieve your agency’s overall diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. For instance, a DEI consultant can help you identify training opportunities and strategies that will best resonate with your team.

How long does a typical government diversity training session last?

Most of our government diversity training sessions last approximately 60 minutes.

Some experiences may be longer or shorter. Be sure to look at the webpage for the specific program you’re interested in for the most up-to-date details.

Additionally, custom team building programs can vary in length depending on your team’s goals and availability.

Can you customize diversity training programs for our specific government agency?

Absolutely! Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training is experienced in creating custom programs for our clients.

We are able to customize government diversity training programs to address your agency’s unique needs and challenges.

Browse our Bespoke Custom Events page to learn more and reach out to our team when you’re ready to discuss your event!

How do you measure the success of your diversity training and consulting services?

Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training uses a variety of metrics and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

From conducting confidential post-training assessments to closely monitoring the feedback our clients share with our team, we’re committed to continuous strategic improvement. 

Read our Google Reviews to see why we’ve earned 5 stars, with over 2,250 client ratings!

Have you worked with government agencies similar to ours in the past?

In short – yes! Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training works with federal and state government agencies such as the EPA and the State of Michigan. We’re also experienced in working with smaller agencies with more limited resources and varying priorities.

No matter your agency’s size or focus, Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training can work with you to create a unique and memorable DEI training program.

To participate, local, state, and federal employees just need an internet connection and a willingness to learn!

What are some common challenges government agencies face when implementing DEI initiatives?

There are a variety of common obstacles you might face when implementing DEI initiatives at your public sector workplace.

For instance, resistance to change, limited resources, or lack of leadership buy-in can all stifle DEI strategies. Additionally, unconscious bias, lack of accountability, and ongoing systemic inequities can prove challenging.

Engaging an external firm or consultant to lead your government diversity training can help you navigate and overcome some of these hurdles. A consultant can also facilitate conversations with team members, allowing everyone to share any hesitations, roadblocks, and questions.

Forming a DEI Council can help keep momentum going. That said, remember to recognize and compensate employees for time spent on DEI-focused work activities. You can also create more focused council groups. For instance, many companies have groups such as an LGBTQ+ Council, Black Employee Resource Group, Women’s Association, Workers with Disabilities Council, and so on.

Learn more about how to overcome challenges in promoting DEI by reading our blog post on diversity and inclusion in the public sector.

How can we get started with your government diversity services?

Ready for the next step? Reach out to Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

A member of our team will respond promptly to learn more about your goals, share more about our training strategies and programs, answer questions, and book your event.

Are your diversity training programs and consulting services available remotely?

Yes! Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training offers virtual / remote training programs and consulting using the Zoom videoconferencing platform, as well as in person.

Through the magic of telecommunications, our remote government diversity training options make it easy for team members to connect and learn together, even across different time zones and locations.

We also offer in-person consulting and training. Please reach out to discuss options and plan your session!

What sets your government diversity services apart from other providers?

As a woman-owned, Asian-American-owned business, Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training takes DEI concepts to heart. Our team is comprised of people from all walks of life. We use research-based methodologies and primary sources to create our DEI programs, with a focus on historical accuracy and nonpartisan, non-political experiences.

Additionally, we work with a variety of government agencies – from the EPA and State of Michigan to local organizations. Additionally, our corporate clients include businesses like The Home Depot, Google, UPS, Coca-Cola, and more. We’re also honored that our virtual experiences have been featured in The New York Times, Thrillist, The Guardian, and many others.

How do you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in DEI for government agencies?

As a company that constantly shares about the benefits of diversity training, we make sure to prioritize DEI training and professional development for our team as well!

Through regular training sessions, an annual retreat, and ongoing attendance at industry events and conferences, our employees are constantly learning from each other and others in the DEI training field.

Additionally, as a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor, we stay involved in the public sector community to keep informed on how best to serve government agencies.

Join us to see what we’ve learned lately!

Featured Government Diversity Training Session

Virtual Hispanic/Latiné Heritage Month Event

Hispanic/Latiné Heritage Month: El Origen

Celebrate Hispanic and Latiné Heritage in this fun and mesmerizing event with live streaming visits in St. Augustine, Florida. Plus, learn about the impact of Latiné music on American culture.

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Transform Your Government Organization with Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training

As we’ve explored in this post, government diversity training and consulting can empower your team to be more welcoming, more strongly connected, and more impactful.

We’ve seen firsthand (and heard, over and over again from our clients!) how effective DEI training programs can bolster an agency’s success, build employees’ sense of belonging and inclusion at work, and ensure teams have the knowledge they need to serve increasingly-diverse neighborhoods.

For nearly a decade, Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training has offered high-quality team building and training experiences. We are proud to be an authority on government diversity training – working with organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Michigan, and many others.

Along with knowledgeable guides who will lead your team through their session, our team includes 3 published historians with 50 combined years of research experience, specializing in underrepresented communities. In fact, it can take 400+ hours of research and development to create a 1-hour program!

Our diversity, equity and inclusion programs can be tailored to meet organizations’ unique needs and challenges to ensure your team gets the most out of your training experience.

Join us to see why we have a 5-star rating on Google with 2,250+ reviews!

Reach out to our team to learn more and take the first step toward transforming your government organization.

To learn more about government diversity training, you can also delve into our blog posts. Learn about the benefits of training programs for diversity in government. Plus, explore key provisions of DEIA Executive Order 14035 and its impact on federal employees. You can also find ideas for promoting equality and diversity in local government.

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The State of DEI Training in Government

We’ve heard concern from our customers about legislators who seek to impose restrictions on DEI training, but what we’re seeing is that most agencies are investing in and even requiring DEI training for their teams!

Unexpected Virtual Tours & Training is committed to being a non-political, nonpartisan organization.
As such, our programs are designed to be non-political in nature. Instead, our goal is to provide engaging, fact-based educational content that fosters meaningful dialogue and enhances employees’ sense belonging and inclusivity in the workplace.

DEI training can even help your agency operate more effectively.
In fact, one Forbes study found that inclusive teams make better business decisions up to 87% of the time! Moreover, Glassdoor found that across ages, 76% of job seekers and employees say a diverse workforce is important when selecting an employer. One Monster survey even found that 83% of Gen Z respondents say a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is important when considering a job!

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Government Diversity Training Resources

Browse the blog posts below for more resources, ideas, and best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public sector.