Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are unique areas of both challenge and opportunity for Learning Professionals.

In this sea change moment in our culture, there has never been a time of more need and desire to drive inclusion. At the same time, the comfort level and sense of “safe space” to discuss these issues are at all-time lows.

You and your colleagues are invited to participate in our just-added, unique, vendor-neutral Diversity & Learning Lab experience hosted and led by Jayzen Patria, an international learning leader, at the MASIE Center in Saratoga Springs.


April 10-12, 2018 | MASIE Center | Saratoga Springs, NY

At this unique point in time when divisive political and cultural discourse and news of shocking, inappropriate, and illegal behavior is the new normal of water cooler and smartphone conversation, you will explore how learning and development can create “safe spaces” to have conversations that drive diversity, inclusion, and belonging in today’s workplace.

Together, we will roll up our sleeves and explore how to:

  1. Build a continuous learning system and environment that supports and drives your diversity strategies.
  2. Weave diversity, inclusion, and belonging throughout the fabric of EVERY learning event, rather than segregating those topics as individual modules or separate programs.
  3. Extend diversity beyond the traditional classroom into digital, social, and virtual learning platforms.
  4. Role model inclusion by accelerating diverse representation in the learning and development community so that we reflect the workforces we serve.

Additional Details & Objectives

Jayzen Patria will host a small group of learning colleagues. Diversity, Inclusion and Learning Leaders from around the world will interact with the LAB participants by video throughout this LAB. Come prepared to share, learn, and design with fellow learning professionals and thought leaders, as well as your own board of stakeholders back at the office (via connected technology).

We will explore:

Key Takeaways

The Diversity & Learning LAB is a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves event where you will be working both individually and in groups to define the future of D&I in Learning. You can expect to leave with:

Jayzen Patria Interviewed by Elliott Masie on Diversity & Including in Learning!