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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Program

Updated: Mar 25, 2023


Outsource Your DEI Training Program

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is essential for creating a workplace that values diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. Here are some reasons why DEI training is important:


Promotes Understanding and Empathy

DEI training helps employees understand the experiences and perspectives of colleagues who come from different backgrounds. This can help build empathy, reduce bias, and promote positive interactions.


Improves Communication

DEI training helps employees learn how to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds. It helps them recognize their own biases, communicate respectfully, and understand how to address conflict in an inclusive manner.


Enhances Cultural Competence

DEI training helps employees develop cultural competence and learn how to interact with people from different cultures. This can help prevent misunderstandings, promote inclusion, and create a more harmonious workplace.


Increases Productivity and Innovation

DEI training can lead to increased productivity and innovation as employees feel valued and included. This can lead to more creative ideas, better problem-solving, and higher job satisfaction.


Mitigates Legal Risk

DEI training can help companies mitigate legal risk by demonstrating a commitment to creating a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.



The Elements of an Effective DEI Training Program

An effective diversity, equity, and inclusion training program should include the following elements:


Understanding Diversity

This module should educate employees about the importance of diversity and provide a broad definition of what diversity means. It should explore the different types of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability, etc. and how it benefits individuals and the organization.


Addressing Bias

This module should address the biases that individuals hold and how they impact our perceptions and decision-making processes. It should also cover strategies for recognizing and challenging our own biases, and ways to respond to biased comments and actions from others.


Inclusive Communication

This module should focus on the importance of inclusive communication and explore different communication styles across cultures, genders, and generations. It should provide tools and techniques to help employees effectively communicate with colleagues who may come from different backgrounds and help create an inclusive work environment.


Microaggressions and Discrimination

This module should teach employees how to recognize microaggressions and discrimination in the workplace, and how to respond to them in a constructive and respectful manner. It should provide examples of common microaggressions and discriminatory behaviors and discuss the impact they have on individuals and the organization as a whole.


Allyship

This module should teach employees how to be effective allies for marginalized groups, and the importance of being an ally. It should cover ways to support and advocate for colleagues from underrepresented groups and highlight the role allies play in creating a diverse and inclusive work environment.


Developing a DEI Strategy

This module should focus on developing a company-wide DEI strategy. It should cover how to assess and improve the diversity and inclusion practices and policies within the organization, and provide strategies for promoting DEI throughout the organization.


The Benefits of Outsourcing Your DEI Training Program

Outsourcing your diversity, equity, and inclusion training program can bring several benefits to your company, including:


Access to Expertise

By outsourcing your DEI training program, you can leverage the expertise of specialized firms or trainers who have extensive knowledge and experience in DEI topics. This can ensure that your employees receive the most effective and comprehensive training possible.


Flexibility

Outsourcing DEI training provides flexibility in terms of scheduling and delivery formats. This can help ensure that the training program fits the needs and schedules of your employees, and can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your company.


Cost-Effectiveness

Outsourcing DEI training can be more cost-effective than developing an in-house training program. Specialized firms or trainers may have pre-existing training modules that can be adapted to your needs, reducing development costs.


Objectivity

Outsourcing your DEI training program can provide an objective perspective on your company's diversity and inclusion issues. This can help identify blind spots and areas that need improvement.


Consistency

Outsourcing DEI training ensures that all employees receive consistent training, regardless of their location or department. This can help ensure that everyone has the same baseline knowledge and skills regarding DEI topics.


About LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.


We offer a complete library of ready-made corporate training courses, including DEI and other critical topics for creating an inclusive workplace.


Our platform includes an embedded course authoring tool that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily. So you can build your own courses, utilize our off-the-shelf library, or some combination of the two.


If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program.


The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for online coaching and social learning.


Contact us today to get started or visit our Partner Program pages

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