Beyond Policies – A Roadmap to Accelerate Change and Adoption for DEI and L&D
Randy Sabourin

Virtual Think Tank Series

Beyond Policies – A Roadmap to Accelerate Change and Adoption for DEI and L&D

Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

The time is right to implement DEI change measured by the behaviors and conversations your Leaders and Managers are having.  Most organizations have had dedicated diversity and inclusion functions for years.  Over the last five years there has been a 113% increase in the number of executives that hold diversity and inclusion titles. Organizations have listened and taken an active role in creating and communicating DEI strategies, programs and policies.

Yet research has shown that little progress has been made. Although training increases awareness and sensitivity, it has little impact on changing behavior.  The challenge we face is that our biases are our own, unique to our experiences.  They are very personal, and understanding what they are is a critical first step.  The next step is experiencing how our biases effect our actions, our conversations, and our intentions in a safe, professional, measurable, and realistic environment.

Meaningful change happens when we practice, practice having difficult and uncomfortable conversations.  And doing so in a safe, realistic environment, will increase confidence, improve engagement and accelerate behavior change.

Participants will:

  • Explore the role of L&D in implementing DEI strategies
  • Examine the current state of DEI, beyond policies, what’s working and what has not
  • Learn about obstacles, and the critical role that managers and people leaders have
  • Understand why making this change is very personal
  • Learn about solutions that will move the needle forward

“I think it was a great conversation.  It is always helpful to hear what others are doing, lessons learned, etc.” Past Practica Learning VTT Participant

Randy Sabourin
Practica Learning
Practica Learning

Randy Sabourin is the Co-President of Practica Learning (celebrating its 20th year). He helps organizations to grow and develop using a combination of deliberate practice programs and business improvisation. His focus is on improving the quality of important professional conversations, whether they’re internal (coaching, leadership, DEI, peer-to-peer) or external (sales, customer service, partner). Randy has published articles on Deliberate Practice, Learning and Development, Change and Diversity, and Business Improvisation. His leadership blog is widely read. Randy has worked with companies such as BMO, American Airlines, Hershey’s, Biogen, Rogers, CIBC, A.T. Kearney, Manulife, and Morgan Stanley.

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