Accelerate effectiveness and impact of your D&I practice

This Design Lab is for experienced D&I practitioners who seek to optimize their D&I performance results and progress D&I culture change in their organizations. As you engage in sessions, workshops, and leverage resources and community, you will:

  • Make the best use of established practices and approaches
  • Elevate your accomplishments and outcomes by building upon prevailing approaches with emerging insights and new practices
  • Identify what common –but suboptimal or ineffective – practices to avoid
  • Connect and learn with top-ranked experts in diversity, inclusion, culture change, leadership, and business.
  • Master the art and science of D&I culture change

Your investment: $6000

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You Experience...

Eleven deep Dive Sessions Program with SMEs and takeaway tips and tools to keep the organization stimulated and engage the organization ($13,200 value)

Six peer coaching sessions ($ 3,000 value)

In-Person Development session ($ 5,000 value)

Community portal and archive of tools

And you have access to an archive of resources, tools, content, videos, etc.

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If you’re frustrated with doing all the right things but not getting expected results, you’re not alone. D&I is a rapidly evolving field, and keeping up with new research and practices can be daunting.

We know what it is like to be frustrated and uncertain about D&I strategies and initiatives. Our team of experienced D&I professionals know how to approach D&I with proven approaches that optimize your success.


As you begin the Optimization Design Lab, you will be join a community D&I practitioners around the globe who face the same challenges as you along with D&I experts to help you address those challenges. As we share fresh strategies, new resources, and emerging ideas, you will elevate your own successful D&I program that can transform your organization. During this lab you will:

  • Engage with practical, high-quality, and cutting-edge topics that can advance your organization's performance
  • Gain contemporary knowledge, competencies, and resources to meaningfully enhance the value proposition of D&I for you, your business, and your society
  • Become part of a lasting, inspiring community that can keep you energized, supported, and informed
  • Contribute to the development of D&I next practices that can elevate the future

This Design Lab will help you achieve meaningful and sustainable business-relevant results.

When you register, you register for the entire year of Design Lab experiences. These interactions occur primarily through video conferences, web-based sessions, and online community, supplemented by elective in-person events and experiences. We invite you to attend as many workshops as you can.


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1:03:34 An integral perspective

1:07:15 D&I Optimization Lab

1:10:34 D&I Optimization Lab experience

1:13:10 Calendar

1:19:20 Value of the Optimization Lab

1:20:24 Investment

6:09 Common dilemmas of mature D&I operations

35:30 Framework for a successful D&I initiative

39:51 Culture

48:06 Applying the art and science of "Diversity" and "Inclusion"

50:01 D&I culture change through inclusive leadership roadmap

53:25 Mapping and analyzing the casual chain

If you have any questions send us an email at designlabs@thomasleland.com or fill out this form.