Recognizing that employee training is just one critical component in effecting change, Kantola has developed a comprehensive strategic framework to guide corporate leaders through the steps of building a successful DEI program.
The definition of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is expanding in today’s workplaces. It’s no longer simply about publishing a corporate Equal Employment Opportunity statement or embracing employees as part of the corporate family while ignoring their individual identities.
Instead, it’s about recognizing the importance of an employee’s individuality, valuing the differences in your workforce, and identifying and banishing systemic inequity from company culture. Increasing numbers of leaders, and the organizations they are a part of, are realizing that this pivotal cultural moment is an opportunity to change the rhetoric and actions around these crucial issues.
From setting intentions and assessing your starting point, to building a plan and measuring and sustaining outcomes, the strategic framework includes key actions organizations can take at each step. Whether leaders are creating a program for the first time or refining an existing one, this DEI Leadership Primer will meet you wherever you are on your journey.