Does D&I Training Really Work?

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We are not here to beat up on training.

Training has a place. But organizations invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year on D&I efforts, mostly in the form of training. At times, these trainings are rolled out without any clear idea of what they are meant to impact.

Recent research suggests that D&I training may be failing the very people it was most intended to impact. Articles in the Harvard Business Review and Strategy + Business suggest that with all that investment, changes in culture and management level composition has changed very little.

So here’s a question, “Is D&I training enough?”. When you review what your organization has spent on D&I training in the last three, five or even seven to ten years, can we look back and point to any measurable change in culture and composition?

So here’s the question, “Isn’t it time to do something different?”.