The forward-thinking corporate leadership of today is working to address disparities in workplace culture caused by social barriers and biased thinking. And as this progress is made, it’s important to emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to hold organizations accountable and work towards a better and more equitable future for employees. Inclusive behaviors and practices are vital skills to cultivate, and luckily, can be taught through ongoing training and learning.
DEI training is crucial to building a safe and equitable workspace for all employees. It has the potential to help an organization uncover hidden biases and address unfair hiring and development practices. It can also benefit company culture, boost growth potential and change the lives of your marginalized employees.
Here is a list of 10 DEI training topics we recommend:
*Unconscious bias: Understanding how unconscious biases can impact our behavior and decision-making in the workplace, and learning strategies to recognize and mitigate these biases.
*Microaggressions: Identifying common microaggressions and understanding the impact they can have on individuals and the workplace culture.
*Intersectionality: Understanding how different aspects of a person’s identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, disability, and class) can intersect and create unique experiences of discrimination and privilege.
*Cultural competency: Building knowledge and skills to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including communication, empathy, and respect.
*Allyship: Learning how to be an effective ally to individuals from marginalized groups and taking action to support them in the workplace.
*Inclusive leadership: Developing leadership skills that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, including creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting diversity initiatives, and fostering a sense of belonging for all employees.
*Discrimination and harassment prevention: Understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities of employers and employees to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and strategies for creating a safe and inclusive work environment.
*Access and accommodation: Understanding and addressing the unique needs of employees with disabilities, including accessibility accommodations and inclusive workplace design.
*Intersectionality in hiring and promotion: Ensuring that hiring and promotion practices are inclusive and equitable for people of all backgrounds, including implementing diversity and inclusion metrics and addressing bias in selection processes.
*Emotional intelligence: Developing emotional intelligence skills, such as self-awareness, empathy, and emotional regulation, to promote more inclusive and equitable workplace interactions.
These are just a few of the many topics that can be covered in diversity, equity and inclusion training. It is important for organizations to tailor their training to their specific needs and goals, as well as to continually assess and evaluate the effectiveness of their training programs.
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