To embed this way of thinking across the organization, we continually focus on DEI-specific training. Our first two self-paced modules, which covered key DEI concepts and principles, were completed by more than 87% of the organization. We are also focused on ensuring that all leadership training at Samuel, including senior leadership training at West Point Military Academy and Samuel’s in-house Leadership Development Program, is focused on building inclusive leadership capabilities.
In addition to training, all Business Units are tasked with building and actioning DEI playbooks to ensure we make annual progress on each of our three pillars. Samuel team members are distributed across the US, Canada and Mexico and in smaller satellite offices outside of North America. These playbooks include both enterprise-directed and local initiatives. Examples include: