Campaign: Diversity & Inclusion Training – Elevate the Dialogue
The Pepsi Bottling Group, with approximately 67,000 employees worldwide, wanted to create an inclusive environment and thus drive its diversity goals (such as hiring and retaining millennials and broadening its female VIP representation). Thus was born “Elevate the Dialogue,” a training program designed to generate awareness and understanding of differences.
To create this new training module, PBG relied on internal research: Surveys were conducted among employees asking them how they defined inclusion. Also, an external consultant was brought in to participate in strategy sessions that encompassed how PBG should apply inclusion to its workforce.
Throughout the training, four key areas were stressed: education, awareness, skills and action planning. After the diversity team secured the support of top management, they then rolled out the training: first was the executives, then the managers and the remainder of the workforce, with the goal of having more than 38,000 employees trained within one year. From participant surveys, greater productivity and increased satisfaction resulted from the program. â–
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