Xcel Energy has been providing diversity training to employees since 2009. As our workforce has evolved and has become more generationally and culturally diverse and as more social issues have come to the forefront of our society, we identified a need for revisions to our original training and the addition of Micro Inequities and Unconscious Bias training, which launched in 2017. This is a critical tool to ensure everyone’s voice is heard and diverse perspectives are heard and considered into the decision making process.
In 2009, Xcel Energy hired two experts in diversity and inclusion to develop and teach diversity and inclusion classes. The course consisted of three modules:
In 2017, we revised the previous modules and added two additional modules:
Cecilia A Lettner
We want our workforce to reflect the communities we’re privileged to serve, and while we’re making progress we are not there yet. I believe engagement from the top drives transformative change, and I’m committed to making diversity and inclusion a key priority for Xcel Energy. It’s a smart business decision that will attract the best talent and it’s the right thing to do.