Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Now

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Introduction What is a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program? Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Best Practices Why Mentoring is Crucial to Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Next Steps Conclusion.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

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History is full of market leaders that became stagnant, failed to innovate, and were uprooted by new, disruptive business models. Ride-sharing has completely transformed the taxi industry. Kodak, who employed over 145,000 people at its peak, has now been outpaced by the likes of Apple, Instagram, Facebook, and others. This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal.

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3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

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It might be time to update the prevailing image of mentorship. While mentoring roles of the past were reserved for the most senior members of our society or the executive level of an organization, today’s mentors are present in every generation and in every role. Rather than relying strictly on a top-down approach to mentoring, organizations are exploring reverse mentoring to meet business needs.

5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Since the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, companies are looking for ways to combat racial bias and discrimination at work. The stats are jarring. Diversity training is often the go-to after a diversity PR disaster.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity? What are the latest trends and best practices in regards to gender roles in instructional design materials?” ” I would argue that the diversity of our characters and visuals should reflect the diversity of our audience.

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Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

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have had to pivot to meet the needs of various constituencies amid the uncertainty that is reshaping the business world. Recently, we interviewed mentors to see how they and their mentees were adapting to these altered circumstances. Here are the highlights.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. The “I Don’t Need Help” Factor.

Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

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For many of us, working from home has become the new normal. Coronavirus has turned our way of life upside down and is transforming the way we work. As a result of the acceleration of COVID-19, companies are striving to effectively engage and support millions of remote workers across America. Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. What was the highlight of your week so far?

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. For organizations in the top quartile for gender diversity, there was a 21 percent likelihood of outperformance. One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

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Managing diversity and cultural differences is one of the top three things CEOs worry about most, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet after years of throwing just about everything at the problem, there is very little to show for it. Diverse employees’ careers to leadership continue to stagnate and retention wanes. Why do organizations miss the mark in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment? Download the Ebook Today!

How to Creative an Effective Diversity Training Program

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If you’ve been tasked with starting a diversity training program for your company, you’re making the right move. Besides, making each and every one of your employees feel empowered and accepted at your company, it has business incentives as well. So a diversity training program can unite your company leading to a healthier bottom line. It’s important to gain buy-in from the entire company on your new training. Vary training methods.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D). So, how can you make the most of AI technology to boost your next L&D strategy? The AI Learning Solutions. The AI’s Impacts on L&D in Companies.

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Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

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Interested in mentoring? Learn if you have the right stuff. Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. You may have benefited from having a mentor yourself. And if you’re thinking you might make a great mentor for another young professional, you’ve chosen a worthy path. But mentoring isn’t for everyone.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

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Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture. What is the cost of not focusing on this topic?

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

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The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

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Inclusive and diverse work environments positively impact the bottom line for business. Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. Part of the problem is that we lump diversity and inclusion together as if they were one thing, whereas we should be thinking about them as separate concepts and work streams. Diversity Is Good for Business.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

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“Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline… At every step, the representation of women declines.” – McKinsey & Company. Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 29 percent drop-off to be exact. Why Mentoring Circles? The discussion is led by a circle leader. Download the Ebook Today!

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. Take networking, for example — the “do’s and don’ts” can be pretty mysterious to multicultural employees.

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. They’re also a key formal or informal tool in the learning leaders’ developmental arsenal. But oftentimes, finding a mentor at work can be an overwhelming and challenging task. So, when it comes to mentorship, we should not only seek out individuals to inspire and guide us, we should feel empowered to be the role model for others.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

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This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations crave the knowledge of how to do something now—not later, not in a few years when dues and time have been paid—right now. All it took was five seconds.

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

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Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. race and gender) to something even more basic, and perhaps more powerful: diversity of thought and experience. On top of that, it’s not just about having diversity within a company for the sake of having it. The Business Case For Diversity.

Common Corporate Training Programs HR Managers Can Provide Online

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Developing a robust corporate training program from the ground up likely presents unique challenges or requirements depending on your organization’s needs. Common Corporate Training Programs HR Managers Should Consider Shifting to an Online Environment. Diversity.

Discover the benefits of a successful mentoring program

Everwise

While many companies have bespoke training programs, sometimes management and company leaders don’t have adequate time or resources to teach communication techniques and other soft skills that are crucial to success in the workplace. With the world’s largest community of mentors, Everwise can help companies fill this gap. Why offer Everwise mentoring to your employees? Each mentee is paired with the perfect mentor. Mentoring

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

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Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. As MIT economist Sara Ellison says, “Having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills, which could result in an office that functions better.”. Achieving gender and ethnic diversity may feel complex.

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

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Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

Creating Multilingual Online Courses is Important for Business Global Outreach

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Creating online courses for the purpose of training fresh joiners is not quite an old affair. But imparting knowledge by a mentor is an age-old method, traced back to the 19th century. However, the advent of digitization gradually replaced a human mentor with online training modules. Even, schools and colleges prefer a unified and standardized online training platform for passing on the knowledge.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights

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In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. Thanks to the following experts for providing their insights into the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Tangy Morgan , Senior Advisor, Bank of England. Ganesh Tayi , Author, Speaker, Sales Expert, Marketing Strategist & Business Advisor.

Get Inspired by the Best Learning Methods of Top CEOs

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It’s early morning at work and you’re having a serious case of the Mondays. The timeless questions run through your mind: Why am I here? We can take a deep dive into how CEOs learn. Once you know more about CEOs’ learning methods, you may consider taking a page or two out of their books to use in your own professional development. Why It’s Advantageous to Learn Like a CEO. In many ways, a CEO’s most important job is to be constantly learning.

Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

CLO Magazine

This is the third and final article in a series exploring implicit bias by CLO contributor Michael Bret Hood. For learning leaders, this can affect people throughout an organization. The building blocks. How much demographic information should be requested on the application?

Enabling Medical Reps for Pharma Sales through eLearning Software

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Virtual technology has made a significant difference in every business process. Amid the crisis, pharma companies are grappling with different challenges due to supply chain disruption, lack of communication with the customers, and the need to evolve business processes. To enable a remote work culture that is immune to such disruptions, organizations are deploying eLearning software like Corporate LMSs. 1- Delivering compliance training.