D&I Foundation Lab

Learn the foundations of Diversity and Inclusion

If you are new to D&I and want to be best prepared, this Design Lab is right for you! It will help you design your role and acquaint you with approaches that work. As you engage in these workshops and interactions you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience with proven frameworks, tools, and techniques that achieve business-relevant results
  • Develop contemporary capabilities to elevate your impact and create sustained value
  • Connect and learn with top-ranked experts in inclusion, diversity, culture change, leadership, and business.
  • Engage with practical, high-quality, and cutting-edge topics
  • Develop and implement effective D&I culture change strategies

Your investment: $6000

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You experience...

An introductory Session

Twenty virtual Learning Sessions / two per month ($11,250 value)

Twenty virtual Q&A Calls / two per month after each Learning Session ($5,000 value)

Two in-person workshops ($9,000 value)

An exclusive community portal

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

An exclusive community portal

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

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Beginning a role in D&I can be difficult and feel overwhelming. Where do you go to find valuable tools, strategies, and resources that really work? How can you build a supportive network?  D&I practitioners can feel confident and supported because there is an abundance of knowledge and innovation surrounding D&I. You just need access to it.

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 lead to your success.


As you begin the Foundation Design Lab, you will join a community of 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 strategies, resources, and ideas, you will develop your own successful D&I program that can transform your organization. During this lab you will:

  • Gain 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 your future impact

When you register, you register for the entire year of Design Lab experiences. These interactions occur primarily through video conferences, web-sessions, and online communities, and are supplemented with elective in-person events/experiences.

2018 Monthly Topic Schedule

July - In-Person Learning Experience

August - Organizational Policies and Practices

September - Learning and Development

October - Sustaining the initiative

November - Practice and Review

December - In-Person Graduating and Celebrating your Success

January - Building a Solid Foundation

February - Gaining Leadership Commitment and Support

March - Diversity Structures

April - Strategic Planning

May - Gaining Organizational Buy-in

June - Assessment and Evaluation


Enjoy the conversation and learn how the Foundation Diversity and Inclusion Design Lab, and its Directors, can guide you from a tentative or unsure D&I practice to a confident strategy that adds to your organization.


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1:12:12 Foundation Lab Description

1:13:46 2018 Lab Overview

1:15:48 Calendar

1:24:21 Value of Foundation Lab

1:25:18 Investment

1:26:48 Contact us

14:25 Dimensions of Diversity

18:12 Diversity + Inclusion Relationship

35:43 The Roadmap for D&I Culture Change

36:55 Framework for Success

55:53 Create and Sustain Culture Change

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