(CANCELLED) Back to the Future: Toyota’s Modern Approach to Building D&I Capacity and Competence

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-D
When: April 18, 2019
Location/Room: M 100 FGH
Level: Intermediate
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenter: Eric Polite II, Toyota Motor North America


Does your diversity training transform individual attitudes and behaviors in ways that impact the business? A study of more than 700 organizations found that only about one-third of diversity training efforts are viewed as creating lasting results in the company using them. Authors of a recent Harvard Business Review article (“Why Diversity Programs Fail”) stated, “The positive effects of diversity training rarely last beyond a day or two.” The reality is that most diversity training efforts fail to create new and lasting behaviors for their participants because they are stuck in a time warp.

The modern workplace and current sociopolitical climate demand a new paradigm for diversity training: one that goes beyond delivery of training events to purposefully designed learning journeys filled with learning experiences closely aligned with the challenges facing organizations.

Join this session to learn how Toyota modernized its D&I Champions program and maximized behavioral impact by applying the High Performance Learning Journeys® (HPLJ) approach. Attendees will gain valuable insights on how to improve or build any D&I training program to get the highest impact. They will be able to evolve their partnership with key stakeholders and provide evidence that D&I delivers results for the business.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the four core elements of the HPLJ approach
  2. Create learning assignments connected to key behaviors and moments that matter
  3. Assess D&I learning activities against best practice adult learning and performance improvement principles

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