Prioritize Inclusivity in Your Training Sessions
Increased diversity—and individuals’ comfort level with sharing who they are and their needs—is a new reality in the workplace, and it is making its way into the training room. Trainers, facilitators, and talent development professionals have long recognized that the best learning occurs in environments where learners feel safe and respected. Providing a safe environment requires a thoughtful, intentional approach to inclusion. In this issue of TD at Work, Eliza Blanchard:
- provides examples of learners’ social identities that trainers should be cognizant of in the classroom setting
- outlines specific steps trainers can take and language they can use before, during, and after a training session
- presents learned lessons about establishing an inclusive environment.