Aperian Global consultants co-authored project goals through dialogue with the Global Learning & Organisation development team within Vaccines. Assessments highlighted the following needs:
To demonstrate their commitment to an inclusive company culture change at GSK, the GIO Leadership Team participated in the first Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Behaviors learning sessions.
The expectation was that leaders identify and practice at least one or two new inclusive behaviors, becoming an informal diversity and inclusion ambassador for their teams and the organization.
GSK Vaccines GIO wanted to establish a foundation of unconscious bias knowledge across the organization, so training was rolled out across the organization. Each workshop included theory but was largely action-based. Participants learned how to identify and then mitigate unconscious bias while trying out new inclusive behaviors and actions in their work environments.
Participants created personal bias mitigation strategies and learned about everyday inclusive behaviors through video, hands-on activities—including the Inclusive Behaviors Inventory—group discussions around the C.I.A.O. model, and finally, peer-coaching to identify new ways to modify work behavior.
To help leadership share their new knowledge with internal team members, Aperian Global made inclusion and diversity resources and tools available in GSK’s learning management system. By making materials accessible on GSK’s internal site, ongoing learning is available organization-wide.
With around 100,000 employees worldwide, GSK prioritizes being an innovative, trustworthy global healthcare company not only by the products they produce but how they train and treat their staff members. Beginning with a Diversity and Inclusion pilot project to having over 450 GSK managers complete the training workshop, as well as making valuable diversity and inclusion resources available company-wide on their learning management system, we foresee continued global growth on GSK’s horizon.
Out of 390 Diversity and Inclusion workshop participants: