Building Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Program Overview: One half day session, badge awarded, held virtual, sessions for every time zone, course is held in english language

As companies strive to remain competitive in the age of advanced technology and cultural shifts, the need to balance innovative performance with equal access to opportunities that support diverse talent and drive inclusion presents a challenge for even the most seasoned learning and development (L&D) professionals. The Building D&I Programs Workshop utilizes several areas of Training Industry’s Training Manager Competency Model™ that will enable you to build D&I initiatives that go beyond surface level, reactive solutions and help you create proactive initiatives that drive lasting change.  


L&D leaders are often asked to contribute to and even take full responsibility for developing and implementing strategic programing to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the workforce and support an inclusive work environment. This course prepares you to lean into this responsibility with a strategic framework and approach to ensure you’re able to develop the right programs to support your company’s DEI strategy.

After completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Assess your organization’s current state of D&I.  
  • Gain a foundational understanding of common pitfalls that can sabotage D&I efforts. 
  • Articulate the role of empathy when securing stakeholders who will serve as D&I champions. 
  • Source reliable and relevant content that covers the full spectrum of D&I from both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Create a framework for design, development and implementation aligned with organizational goals. 
  • Using empathy to secure stakeholder support. 
  • Establish an integrated approach to creating and measuring training success and effectiveness. 

During the class, you’ll complete the following lessons, which also include practical application activities:

Lesson 1 – Welcome, Introductions and Expectations
Lesson 2 – Overcoming Common Barriers to D&I Programming
Lesson 3 – Developing and Delivering D&I Programs (Case study part 1)
Lesson 4 – Measuring D&I Outcomes (Case study part 2)
Lesson 5 – Wrap up and Q&A


View the course agenda for more detail about what you will learn in this course, or contact us to speak to someone directly.


To preview the course content, download these job aids:

link to helping training managers become D&I champions job aid

Link to pitfalls and barriers that sabotage D&I efforts job aid