memorial day

Why Celebrating Memorial Day Fosters DEI

Why Memorial Day is Celebrated Memorial Day began in 1868 as a tradition to honor the lives lost during the Civil War. This was the first war in US history that saw so many deaths, resulting in the need for the first national cemeteries. People of the community started to decorate the fallen soldier’s graves…

How to Be Strategic About Your DEI Investment

How to Be Strategic About Your DEI Investment

The Leading vs. Lagging Indicators Recently, I read a report in the New York Times about a large real-estate conglomerate defaulting on their payments to investors – investors had “suspicions” but would not know that they would not get paid until they read the reports today. Their suspicions were likely based on “leading indicators” of…

L&D’s Crucial Role in Adapting to Social Change

Changing employee expectations about diversity and inclusion, respect in the workplace, and ethical business practices are a source of uncertainty and conflict for many organizations. Employees are self-organizing in opposition to organizational policies and behaviors they see as unacceptable in an evolving culture. While some organizations are dealing effectively with internal social unrest, every move…

How Communication is the Key to DEI in the Workplace

In building and maintaining diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond, communication is at the root of it. In last week’s #AlwaysLearning LinkedIn Live, Dr. Leann Pereira, Senior Director of Organizational Psychology at Emtrain and Nicolette Kalbfell, Senior Communications Specialist, discuss the importance of how effective communication translates to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).…

How to start a DEI committee

DEI Committee : Start in 3 easy steps

Since 2020, after Black Lives Matter gained momentum, organizations have been ramping up their Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) efforts across the workforce. It can be intimidating when you don’t know where or how to start a DEI committee. Companies have created ERGs, strategize inclusive hiring, launched training, increased diverse headcount, and more. But there’s…