The field of DE&I is fluid and ever-changing, and therefore requires equally fluid and ever-changing solutions. Discussions about race, ethnicity, and gender are sensitive and challenging, and most people are generally ill-prepared to engage in them. This lack of preparation can result in defensive reactions meant to protect one’s beliefs and values. Based on a set of sacred values, Lapin expands perspectives to find common ground, enhance collaboration, and create a more productive working environment.
Lapin’s foundational program for DE&I training offers a holistic approach designed to expand mindsets and increase the capacity to engage in honest conversations around these sensitive, yet critical, subjects. Cultivating open conversation creates deeper connection and trust among diverse people, building the foundation for more successful engagement. The DE&I training program consists of the following six components: