Tips for Implementing Diversity and Inclusion Training

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A new year is on the horizon, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and take a closer look at the events that have passed, it’s time to reflect on how we can create better workplaces in the future. Diversity and inclusion (sometimes referred to as DEI and/or DIE within the HR community) remain two of the most important factors that help build company culture, and now more than ever before, businesses and organizations need to put DEI at the forefront of their structuring.

At Pivot HR, we know that it can take time to learn how best to integrate diversity and inclusive practices into your day-to-day ethos. That’s why we’re proud to offer comprehensive training services, including customized programs focused on diversity and inclusion, to businesses and organizations across Canada.

Below, we’ll take a closer look at what’s involved in Diversity and Inclusion training, as well as why it matters for your workplace. Read on to learn more!

What is Diversity and Inclusion (DEI) Training?

Diversity and inclusion are the backbones upon which many of our companies are built, whether we realize it or not. The differences and unique experiences that each of our employees bring to the table are a huge part of what helps us succeed. Learning how to embrace these differences and create a positive environment in which everyone is equal is not only essential to continued growth but also helps ensure your organization is compliant with anti-discrimination policies etc.

Diversity training helps remove barriers, makes us more conscious of our actions and biases, and helps everyone feel heard and valued. Core aspects of DEI training include:

Establishing Awareness

An unfortunate reality is that most of us are unaware of the many unconscious biases and practices we’ve grown to adapt over time. Even though we may be genuinely operating with the best of intentions, it’s easy to permit and even promote damaging viewpoints and actions that cause real harm to others. By gaining awareness of how prevalent biases and microaggressions can be in the workplace, we can work harder to create a better workspace for all.

Establishing Fundamentals

Once you’re more aware of your surroundings and actions, it’s crucial to take the next step towards ensuring your team is ready to build upon the fundamentals that help to stop discrimination in the workplace. This includes taking a closer look at damaging behaviours like sexism and racism, providing continuous education about freedom of expression for gender and sexual orientation, sensitivity training, and ensuring your company values are compliant with all relevant HR standards.

Practical Applications

All employees, from executive leadership to new hires, should have clear instructions and objectives where the practical application of diversity and inclusion is concerned. Partnering with an external firm will give you hands-on advice and resources you can use to guide the way and make sure everyone is set up for success.


Once you’ve undergone diversity and inclusion training, it’s important to keep the ball rolling and ensure that change is consistent and dependable. Workplace audits help to reveal any missed spots, as well as areas for continued improvement as you grow. The path forward requires vigilance and commitment from all of us, and results in happy, healthy workspaces for all!

Build A Better Tomorrow Today!

DEI and creating healthy workspaces doesn’t need to be complicated. Partnering with an HR consultant like Pivot HR makes handling diversity and inclusion easy. Based in Vancouver BC, our team is proud to work alongside businesses to conduct diversity assessments, design and deliver focus groups, develop and review policy, and more.

Contact us today to learn more!

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