Learning DEIB

As learning leaders, we need to show we understand and support the DEIB initiatives of our organizations. You may be at an organization that is a stalwart of the movement or you might find yourself in a homogenous environment where homophily reigns supreme. Regardless, you need to articulate that you are crafting learning solutions that champions story-telling based in the lived experiences that reflects the community within which you operate.

You should have policies and procedures in place to ensure you have communicated to your department what is expected of them around DEIB. Learning has the opportunity to weave DEIB into everything they do so as to make it part of a continuously evolving learning environment.

Don’t know where to start?

Here’s an example that you can tweak to your organizations needs and add to your department’s intranet page…

Learning DEIB

Our Content

Across our platforms, we champion storytelling based in the lived experiences that reflects the community around us and helps us develop meaningful relationships with our team members. We strive to present genuine, authentic, and respectful storytelling and accessible content. To do so, we engage individuals, families, and organizations across our community, and embrace different perspectives in our content creation. 

Our Moral Compass

Our Moral Compass is grounded in our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.

We know that oftentimes our feelings come from thoughts, and our thoughts come from words.  It is with that in mind that we strive to exclude language in our learning solutions and websites that may have a negative impact, regardless of the intent.  To that end we do our best to follow the guidelines set forth by GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide, the AMA/AAMC’s Guide to Language, Narrative, and Concepts, and the Stanford University CIO Council’s Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative to ensure we eliminate many forms of harmful language including racist, violent, and biased language in our learning solutions and websites.

We are seeking out and removing words, terms, and phrases that find their roots in:

  • Ableism
  • Ageism
  • Colonialism
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Gender Bias
  • Heteronormative Language
  • Imprecise Language
  • Institutionalized Racism
  • Violence

We are also making efforts to code our learning solutions with person-first language.

How you can help us support our DEIB Initiatives

Should you encounter any harmful language in our learning solutions, websites, vendor-led training, or LMS please contact us as soon as possible at [CLO@yourfirm.org].  Please provide details, links, recordings, or screenshots of what you have experienced and will eliminate that language so future learners can fully enjoy our content.  We thank you!