Effective Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Programs for Organizations

In the year and half since the George Floyd murder and ensuing social uprising, organizations of all kinds have shown increased interest in learning about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Many firms endeavor to offer training and education programs for their employees in this area.  It’s natural to feel paralyzed about how to begin to address DEI education within and across an organization. Have you considered engaging a DEI consultant or team to chart a path forward for change?

Join veteran DEI consultant Cindy Chambers of Solutions Arts and Thomas Houck of Thomson Reuters as they dig deep into the topics of DEI learning and development, consulting, and change.  In this conversation, Cindy and Thomas define terminology, share a list of essentials to engage DEI vendors and consultants, and outline action steps to create change.  Among many of the questions answered in this podcast are the following:

  • What are the qualities you should look for in a DEI consultant?  (There are four of them!)
  • What are the key elements that make for an effective program? (There are five of them!)

Cindy and Thomas both gratefully acknowledge the expertise and resources available on these topics at the Equity Literacy Institute.  Find out more at www.equityliteracy.org.

Featuring: Cindy Chambers, Solutions Arts

Hosted by: Thomas Houck, Thomson Reuters

Cindy Chambers owns and operates Solutions Arts, LLC – a performance improvement collective of experts who are passionate about fostering a growth mindset and delivering outcomes that support and sustain it.

Her professional expertise spans 25+ years consulting in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA); organizational development and learning and development; and, registered apprenticeships.

She and her team engage with clients around the globe who seek to invest in and support their most important assets: the people who—and the culture they’ve created to—deliver exceptional goods and services every day.

Thomas Houck is a subject matter expert in regulatory compliance for insurance and financial services at Thomson Reuters, where he is currently celebrating his 25th anniversary of employment.  He’s a graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota and Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. He has worked for Thomson Reuters in virtually every region of the US and currently – and hopefully permanently – resides in San Diego, California.  He currently helps coordinate the activities of the AICP’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.