The conversation around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) has changed.
Hate incidents have opened up a conversation around how BIPOC, AAPI, and LGBTQ people are treated — in public, in their homes, and in their workplaces. Protests and movements have permanently changed the way we think and talk about discrimination, not just in the U.S. but globally.
Employees want to know what the company they work for is doing to actively promote inclusion and make the day-to-day work experience better for its marginalized employees. The conversation has shifted from “we care about diversity” to “how can we be intentional in making our workplaces more inclusive?”
The conversation has shifted from “we care about diversity” to “how can we be intentional in making our workplaces more inclusive?”
Noticing this tone shift, many organizations have committed to making changes but have struggled to turn those words into action. Other companies, fearing the risk of doing or saying the wrong thing, have instead opted to do nothing at all. Let’s be clear: doing nothing is sending a message, and it’s probably not the one you want to send.
So what is the right move for your DE&I program? That depends on the company and your employee base. Over the coming weeks, we’ll explore a few different approaches that have worked for our clients, starting with this webinar next week.
Renée Wardlaw, Esq., MBA, CCEP, Senior Director of Corporate Compliance & Associate General Counsel at Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), will join Kirsten Liston to discuss BBNC’s approach to DE&I training and why it worked.
Getting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Right: A Case Study
June 15, 2021 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Good DE&I training can strengthen employee relationships, aid mutual understanding, and help build team cohesion and collaboration — but even good intentions can land poorly.
In this webinar, we’ll review one company’s recent approach. We'll explore the training strategy and design and why it worked.
We’ll also cover a range of practical strategies for different audiences, cultures, and communication or culture goals.