Virtual Think Tank Series
Converting Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives into Measurable Change
Thursday, September 10, 2020 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
Over the last several months, most companies have been re-examining their diversity and inclusion strategy, and with good reason. Black Lives Matter protests and other recent civil movements together with ongoing (and overt) systemic racism and sexism have shone a light on the lack of real progress. Workplace diversity and inclusion programs haven’t helped; in fact, recent data suggests they’ve done more harm than good.
As learning and development professionals we are all confronted with the challenge of delivering measurable change to our organizations in this time of new challenges.
Research and experience tell us that the methods we’ve used to deliver this kind of change in past have not worked. Should we explore new ways of converting the knowledge we’ve transferred into measurable behavior change at an individual level? Is it time to explore alternatives to traditional group learning and one-size-fits-all programs?
In this think tank, we will discuss:
- The training challenges your organizations face when executing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies
- How you are measuring DEI training results and demonstrating ROI
- Training solutions that you have successfully implemented
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.