A Review of Diversity Training Programmes in Organisations: Context, Design and Outcomes

Contributed by: Erika Dyson

Alhejji, H., and Garavan, T. S. “A Review of Diversity Training Programmes in Organisations: Context, Design and Outcomes.” UFHRD Conference 2013. Human Resource Development Quarterly (27) 1 (Spring 2016): 95-149.

Diversity training has emerged as an important HR practices in organisations to manage diversity and contribute to diversity awareness, knowledge, skills and attitude. Although diversity training research has gained momentum in recent years, the literature in diversity training for employees is diverse, fragmented and lacking strong theoretical underpins. In this paper we conducted a systematic review of 36 studies of diversity training in organisations to identify the context of diversity training programmes, the design features of these programmes and the outcomes reported for diversity training. We identify a number of important theoretical and methodological gaps in the current literature and make recommendation for both research and practice.

Note from Contributor

Another good resource for understanding a range of studies in existence, and the kinds of research and assessment that could yet be done.