Giangrande is a Cornell University Certified Diversity & Inclusion expert experienced in helping organizations create inclusive cultures. With a track record of over 25 years building award-winning diversity strategies that attract, engage, develop and retain talent, Giangrande knows the right questions to ask and has the courage to challenge leaders. One of the top diversity and inclusion (D&I) experts in Michigan, Giangrande is known for her strategic approach to cultural transformations, shaping diversity visions and leading the strategic direction of D & I initiatives. Her work gained national recognition earning four consecutive awards by Diversity Inc., the Institute for Diversity and Crain’s Detroit Business. Giangrande was named a Diversity Champion, by The Race Relations Task Force in Birmingham, MI, a Diversity Business Leader by Corp! Magazine, and a Leader in HR Excellence for Diversity & Inclusion by Crain’s Detroit Business .

Jocelyn delivered top notch diversity and inclusion workshops and was highly praised by the senior executives who attended her sessions. Equally important is the way she engages as a consultant. Jocelyn is a pleasure to work with and a genuine professional. I look forward to future partnerships! 

Amy Rivers Mulholland, Director, Learning & Development, Eastern Michigan University

Focused on a wholistic and integrated approach, her consultations, seminars and trainings are implemented across the country where her thought-provoking D & I Executive Strategy Retreats have been cited as “culturally transformational”.  Taking the mystery out of implementing a D & I strategy, Giangrande has a passion and track record of helping stakeholders sequence cutting edge initiatives that promote compelling visions, sustainability and accountability. 

Giangrande is an exceptional speaker with the ability to meet audiences where they are and engage and entertain. Her popular interactive trainings such as Diversity as a Business Strategy, If You’re Human, You’re Biased, How to Leverage Generational Diversity and Cross-Cultural Collaboration & Communication for Today’s Leaders earn top-box ratings.

Named one of the Top Ten Michigan Women Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and recipient of Crain’s 2020 HR Excellence Award for Diversity & Inclusion, Giangrande is featured in Women’s Day, HR Magazine, Black Enterprise, Crain’s Detroit Business and author of the What’s In Your Sandwich? Career strategies books; 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success and 7 Savvy Ingredients to Supercharge Your Confidence. Giangrande, also serves as the President and founder of SASHE, LLC and the SASHE Career Academy for Women (SCAW). 


Giangrande specializing in people and organizational dynamics and is an expert in adult learning and cultural transformations.  She’s held executive positions at Henry Ford Health System as Vice President of Talent & Workforce Strategies, Corporate Director for Workforce Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance as well as the position of Executive Director of Human Resources and Regional Support for Hilton Hotel Corporation. 

Having taught courses at the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, Marygrove College in Detroit, Inforum’s Executive Leadership Program as well as the Henry Ford Health System’s Leadership Academies, Giangrande has a unique combination of expertise that provides a well-rounded experience. Her noted expertise in shaping diversity vision and strategic direction were named a “best practice” by the U.S. department of Labor and benched-marked nationally. Giangrande has consulted and partnered with over 100 organizations to drive diversity and inclusion strategies, build business cases as well as obtain executive buy-in. 

A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a graduate of Cornell University Diversity Leadership Program, Giangrande earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colby College, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, from Marygrove College and is a graduate and facilitator of Inforum’s Center for Women’s Executive Leadership program.

Popular Diversity & Inclusion Workshops

SASHE, LLC offers unique, engaging and thought-provoking training and services designed to help organizations build high-performing, inclusive leaders and respectful workplaces.  Below is a list of our current sensitivity and awareness training for groups, leaders and teams.  Please note that SASHE, LLC may provide additional customized trainings based on needs.

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If You’re Human, You’re Biased:  How Our Biases Impact Our Decisions, Interactions and Perceptions

A Special Workshop by:  Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP, SHRM-SCP

Biases are the result of a variety of messages introduced into our subconscious from an early age. Many of these biases are deep in our unconscious and often influence how we perceive others, determine dangerous situations and make quick judgements. Biases are not restricted to any one group, and all of us have them.

In this interactive workshop, participants engage in dialog, discussions and exercises around understanding the origin of biases and how they may impact human dynamics, perceptions and interactions. This is not a workshop to eliminate biases, as that is impossible.  Instead, we’ll explore how our biases protect us and how they may contribute to misconceptions about others and different situations.

Generational Diversity: Connecting, Communicating and Working with Different Generations

A Special Workshop by: Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP, SHRM-SCP

An interactive workshop designed for leaders, teams and professionals looking to leverage the unique benefits of having four/five generations in the workplace.  Participants will gain a holistic overview of each generation, through their history, values, and characteristics all while understanding how their diverse approaches, styles and preferences impact teams, communication and consumer behavior.

Cultural Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Communication For Today’s Leaders:  How to Build Rapport, Engagement and Collaboration Among Diverse Groups

A Special Workshop by:  Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP, SHRM-SCP

Today’s workplace requires leaders with exceptional cross-cultural communication and intelligence skills that are flexible, engaging, and sensitive for today’s diverse workforce. Professionals equipped to communicate effectively among various perspectives and styles; drive engagement while increasing collaboration and teamwork. Cultural Intelligence for Today’s Leaders is a fresh, practical and interactive workshop aimed to transform professionals into confident, flexible and sensitive communicators.

Diversity As Strategy: How to Develop, Present and Implement an Effective Diversity Strategy

A Special Workshop by:  Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP, SHRM-SCP

Many organizations find it challenging when it comes to implementing a sustainable diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy. This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of the process and help practitioners develop a systematic approach to diversity and inclusion that drives buy-in, sustainability and metrics for success.