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New Paradigm Reach Course: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Paradigm is a strategy firm that partners with innovative companies to build stronger, more inclusive organizations. Paradigm believes that with the benefit of diverse perspectives, our clients will design better products, deliver better services, and build a better world.


Employees are key to bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to life in an organization. No matter where your organization is in its DEI journey, in order to have thoughtful DEI conversions and drive progress, every employee needs to have a shared DEI foundation.

With our new Paradigm Reach course, we’re making it easy to give them a common understanding of what DEI is and why it matters. 

This new course — Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — combines core DEI knowledge and research on the proven benefits of DEI. It gives learners a common vocabulary and helps them understand core concepts like:

  • The definitions of, and differences between, diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Various types of diversity, from gender to race/ethnicity to disability status; and  
  • How to think about equality vs. equity, and why that matters.   

The course also expands people’s understanding of the benefits of DEI, from the moral to the business case. Activities and reflection prompts nudge learners to think about how these concepts apply to their work and lives, and help them identify why DEI is important to them.

The course not only serves as a great foundation for companies starting their Reach learning journeys, It also can be easily embedded into onboarding processes so any new employees will have the same understanding of DEI as their tenured colleagues and see that their organization is committed to DEI. Affirming that dedication to DEI is particularly important in today’s climate, and our data show that after taking a Reach course, 88% of learners felt more confident in their employer’s commitment to DEI.

The course is currently available on Reach, alongside eight other full courses, 40+ microlearnings, and dozens of resources that translate learning to action. If you want to learn more about how the course can drive impact for your organization and see it in action, sign up here to chat with our experts!

July 25, 2023

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