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Contact scenarios - explored through the analogy of the Columbian decimation of indigenous tribes; the spread of Enlightenment science and philosophy; or the quantitative risk assessment of the Rio Scale and its recent offspring, the London Scale - all attempt to anticipate the consequences of contact after it has occurred. Can we intervene in the process beforehand and "stack the deck in our favor"? In the same way that public and private institutions conduct diversity training to anticipate, mitigate and prevent clashes arising from stereotypes of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation, can we anticipate, mitigate and even prevent the social and cultural fallout unleashed by extraterrestrial contact well before any ET - microbial or intelligent - is even discovered? In essence, can we prepare ourselves for contact? This presentation goes beyond the immediate answer of increasing STEM literacy, to analyzing key social, cultural and political benchmarks and the kind of collaborative societal efforts needed to achieve them. What tools can we borrow from diversity training and other disciplines? How can we even measure their effectiveness pre-contact? What would a contact-ready Earth look like and where do we begin?