Outward Inclusion

Making the investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion training to foster belonging at work is no longer a nice-to-have for organizations, it’s table stakes. It’s a change program that many of us can relate to. Arbinger research has found that 71% of best-in-class organizations prioritize DEI training compared to just 34% of all others. 

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So naturally, if you’re an organization that’s looking to foster a thriving and innovative culture, it’s simply a must.
That being said, with so many DEI solutions on the market, it can be challenging—if not downright overwhelming—to find the “right” option for your organization that’s actually going to make an impact. Arbinger has shared its take on why most DEI training programs don’t work, and it comes down to the fact that most diversity, equity, and inclusion training focuses on modifying behaviors for compliance, rather than getting to the root cause of bias, which is mindset.

Article: Why most DEI training programs don’t work

We’ve briefly outlined what to include in DEI training to make an impact:
· Invite people in rather than calling them out
· Challenge people to see differently
· Foster psychological safety

Arbinger knows, from working with clients, that tools and frameworks are effective ways to operationalize challenging conversations or exercises. So, one that proves really effective during the DEI training is the Bias Self-Assessment tool. Download a copy below to try this exercise for yourself and see how many unconscious biases are present in your life; 

Article: Bias Self-Assessmnet 

Mindset is the driving force behind peoples’ attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions towards diversity-related issues, so it only makes sense for it to be at the heart of DEI training. Join Arbinger for an insightful look into mindset and DEI on 23-24 April by registering at

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