Civil Rights Act 1964: Early D&I training programs were designed to provide equal opportunities for marginalized groups and increase diversity in the workplace. Initially, training programs focused on compliance with legal requirements and ensuring that companies were not discriminating against certain groups .
Efforts to improve D&I within organizations was highly focused on identification of cultural differences or differences based upon group affiliations. These efforts have been widely criticized as an additional form of stereotyping.
D&I in the 90s trended toward creating an environment of inclusivity. Organizations and team members were taught to focus on creating a welcoming environment for people with identifiable differences.
D&I training in the 2000’s has been focused on creating organizations that are not only aware and inclusive of individual differences but also appreciative of the value diversity brings to an organization. D&I training programs have shifted towards promoting the business case for diversity and inclusion.
D&I training has evolved to become more comprehensive and inclusive. D&I training now encompasses a wide range of topics, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, disability inclusion, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and gender equity.
After nearly 60 years and billions of dollars annually, society's approach to D&I has yet to deliver on it's potential for creating inclusive and welcoming environments for everyone. Our approach is much more logical. Create a welcoming and connected organization by focusing and highlighting our similarities rather than our differences.
Our similarity training courses can be delivered 100% online and integrate with your existing systems. The current course takes about 50 minutes to complete. Our Learning Management System supports integration with SSO. We can also generate course completion reports for compliance and offer certificates of completion for each team member.
Our courses are designed by experts in curriculum development, instructional design, and learning assessment. Each course incorporates interactive knowledge checks that allow us to capture data documenting each team member's mastery of the learning objectives.
Employees can complete similarity training in less than an hour and on their own schedule. This saves employers lost productivity and creates efficient use of time on task. The cost of the courses typically reduce costs versus many other forms of D&I training.
We believe that everyone should complete similairty training and that our common sense approach to D&I education will result in a more cohesive and productive organizational culture.
Our courses are high quality, professional productions, with plenty of learner interactions. Your employees will feel visual, auditory, and physical engagement throughout the courses.
We will work closely with your existing Human Resource, Compliance, and IT teams to ensure a smooth user experience and ensure your satisfaction. We can work with businesses of any size that are interested in being at the forefront of a D&I industry in need of evolution.