- Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is complex and heavily nuanced. This means that every DEI strategy needs to be based on the specific challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
- DEI is often siloed under HR, but everyone has a role to play as allies, leaders, and champions when it comes to creating an organization that has diverse groups of employees, is equitable, and is inclusive. However, it is not always clear how everyone participates in creating a diverse and inclusive organization.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a continuum – an ongoing journey of unlearning and learning the deeply rooted dogmas that guide the way organizations operate.
- The DEI strategy is a mechanism through which systemic issues and the ingrained way things are done at organizations can be challenged and changed to build an inclusive and diverse workplace.
- Creating a scaled and purposeful DEI strategy, upheld by strategic pillars, and customized DEI initiatives kick-starts the journey.
Impact and Result
- Organizations must create a DEI strategy that is based on their specific organizational DEI challenges. Assess the current state of DEI through organizational data and focus groups, not based on current trends and fads in diversity, equity, and inclusion training.
- With a DEI strategy project team, identify a clear purpose for DEI that is upheld by defined strategic pillars, carried out by specific DEI initiatives (e.g. inclusive leadership behavior training, implementing sponsorship programs, expanding campus recruitment strategies to more diverse schools), and overseen by a governance model.
- Implement diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace with initiatives that support all parts of the employee lifecycle.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy
1 to 1.5 CPD hours per course.
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How to complete this course:
Use these videos, along with the Project Blueprint deck above, to gain an understanding of the subject. Start with the Introduction, then move through each of the Course Modules. At the end of each Module, you will be required to complete a short test to demonstrate your understanding. You will complete this course when you have completed all of the course tests.
- Number of Course Modules: 5
- Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours
Learners will be able to define a four-step process for creating an effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace throughout the employee lifecycle and all areas of the organization.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the value of having a DEI Strategy.
- Gather data to understand the current state of DEI in their organization.
- Determine a tailored purpose for building an inclusive and diverse workplace.
- Establish a governance model and select DEI initiatives.
- Plan to launch the DEI strategy and set expectations for all employees.
Create a People-First DEI Strategy - Introduction: Uncover and address systemic inequities and develop a strategy
Create a People-First DEI Strategy - Module 1: Conduct a Current State Assessment
Create a People-First DEI Strategy - Module 2: Determine the purpose of DEI
Create a People-First DEI Strategy - Module 3: Determine the governance model and select DEI initiatives
Create a People-First DEI Strategy - Module 4: Plan to launch the DEI strategy