Learning can play an important role in advancing an employer's diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals — and that role goes far beyond anti-bias training.
Such training can change behaviors and sometimes prevent discrimination and harassment claims, but for real change, it must be accompanied by other measures like strong policies and an inclusive culture, experts previously told HR Dive.
Equitable learning and development are key, too, and can take many forms. For employers looking to improve the representation of women and racial minorities in leadership, for example, a mentorship program designed to push mentors to guide and sponsor individuals who don't look like them can be useful. For others hoping to retain older workers, a focus on upskilling and personalization may be necessary.
Below, you'll find tips from experts on implementing these and other L&D initiatives that they say can go a long way toward advancing an organization's D&I goals.