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Columbus, Ohio

Encouraging organizational evolution
at every level by creating diversity leaders through process-driven, intent-focused training and products for the real world.
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Training services

Developing and delivering comprehensive solutions to advance your DE&I initiatives through education, expertise, and innovative methods.

How our approach is different

Most organizations have built their DE&I programs on a framework that focuses on the letter of the law, typically with a specific emphasis on compliance. We believe the key to success starts with training based on the spirit of the law, which provides a much stronger foundation for understanding, change, and growth at every level. This approach results in organic, sustainable culture shift through process-driven actions, not event-driven reactions.


  • In-person or virtual
  • Comprehensive series
  • On-demand courses
  • Group classes
  • Breakout sessions
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Conference/industry training
  • Keynote/panels/SME
  • Customized consulting

Selected topics

  • DE&I for business/HR
  • Training for law enforcement
  • Reporting data and metrics
  • Digital hate/extremism
  • Recruitment practices
  • Implicit bias
  • Leadership development
  • Train the trainer

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Customized products

Our ready-to-use diversity products provide your organization’s board, leadership, and managers with materials and resources for effectively promoting your DE&I initiatives.


Observance calendar subscription

The utilization of a multi-cultural calendar allows an organization to schedule key meetings, appointments and events while avoiding conflicts with cultural and religious observances of their clients and staff. This is an often-overlooked way of acknowledging and accommodating the needs of diverse clients and employees.

Available by annual subscription based on calendar year

Technical Assistance Bulletins

Diversity Matters produces TABs to provide detailed analysis on a variety of topics, from context behind current events/trends to profiles of rising hate groups.

Available for individual purchase, with training packages, or by subscription

MyConfab content library

MyConfab is our proprietary repository and research tool, an online catalog of curated content developed in-house over the past 10 years. With MyConfab, our SMEs, partners, and organizational subscribers can preserve moments in time, search news and events archives, research trends, and recall past analyses to help interpret what’s happening today.

Available by subscription only

Training tools and materials

Over the years, our team has developed a set of learning and understanding tools that we are now making available to DE&I trainers to augment their own training programs. Among these tools are our Personality Spectrum, Diversity Wheel, and Cultural Competency Continuum.

Available for individual purchase or with training packages

Monthly SME Briefings

Register to receive our curated briefings in your inbox each month to gain awareness, insight, and interpretations from our SMEs on a variety of subjects including Ohio Digital Hate, Diversity in Business, and Topics for First Responders.

Available by annual subscription based on calendar year; free trial available

Ohio Digital Hate Report

Developed through a partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center Snider Social Action Institute, this annual report presents key incidents of digital hate occurring in Ohio over the previous year with the aim of increasing awareness, reporting, and understanding of how online and real-world incidents echo and amplify extremism.

Available for one-time purchase, with training packages, or by subscription; free trial available

Quiz modules

Our training quiz module gauges knowledge and reinforces learning by helping organizations reduce incidents and mitigate allegations of mismanagement (e.g. discrimination). Examples of these customized quiz modules include our Community Diversity and Procedural Justice Quiz for First Responders and our Workplace Diversity Quiz for Businesses and Organizations.

Available by subscription or with training packages

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Every product is customized for you. Let us help you find the right products for your organization’s DE&I needs.

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Who we are

For over 20 years, Diversity Matters has been training and advising companies and organizations in their DE&I initiatives.


Neal Semel
Co-founder, Partner, & Lead Trainer

With over 25 years of extensive practice within DE&I subject matter areas, Neal has dedicated his career to helping organizations realize positive cultural change. He is certified as an OPOTA (Ohio Police Officer Training Academy) Community Diversity instructor and specializes in curriculum development, hands-on training exercises, community building, mediation, and intra-organizational communication.

His work covers public and private institutions, from universities to governments and businesses to non-profits, including police departments, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the U.S. Department of State.

Ron Kohr
Co-founder, Partner, & Subject Matter Expert

Ron is a subject matter expert and business analyst with a technology background. Over the past decade, he has worked to develop Diversity Matter’s online platform, MyConfab.com, to amplify the impact of traditional training programs.

Ron leads research, curation, and analysis for the Ohio Digital Hate Report with a focus on event tracking and incident reporting. Leveraging his vast industry experience, he continues to foster relationships and develop partnerships with organizations like the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


Othering and Belonging Institute
University of California at Berkeley

Snider Action Institute
Simon Wiesenthal Center

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Every product is customized for you. Let us help you find the right products for your organization’s DE&I needs.

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