Early D&I initiatives, including training programmes, were designed to ensure that such equal opportunity was facilitated (and also to prevent companies falling foul of the new legislation). Most people would agree that this has been a very positive development for both individuals and organisations.
In recent years the D&I training industry has grown
In the US alone, D&I training is a $6 billion a year market.
D&I is becoming an increasingly complex area yet it does provide a good example of well-intended, expensive initiatives that can grow and grow with little evidence to support them. Hopefully these new studies will help to redesign D&I training to make it more effective.
We will be releasing further work on D&I initiatives later in the year. In the meantime if you would like further information on effective D&I coaching or selecting effective approaches, do get in touch.