Calling All White Men: Can Training Help Create Inclusive Workplaces?

Men—and white men in particular—have a critical role to play in creating inclusive workplaces. But how can companies support this group as they step up to the challenge of creating inclusive leadership? This third report in Catalyst’s Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives series takes an in-depth look at the approach one company, Rockwell Automation, pursued.

In a rarely done study, Catalyst surveyed a group of Rockwell Automation people managers—mostly white men—and examined the effect that a company-sponsored leadership development program had on these employees’ work lives as well as on the work lives of their closest colleagues. Over the course of just four months, we found evidence that the program, conducted by a group known as White Men as Full Diversity Partnersdid, in fact, have a transformative effect, shifting both the mindsets and behaviors of participants.

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Read the full article and download the report here.

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