Why Do Corporations Need DEI Training?
While progress has been made, many corporate employees continue to report the presence of biases and prejudice at work. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training is intended to address these problems by providing positive ways for employees to interact and be respectful of coworkers, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical traits and mental ability.
Diversity, equity and inclusion training is not a standalone solution. DEI must be integrated into the goals, mission and culture of the workplace, as well as policies regarding clients, customers, suppliers and the greater community. A one-time training workshop is not sufficient. DEI programs must be implemented over time and continually reinforced, preferably by a well-trained, certified professional diversity coach.