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NEWSLETTER
co-editors: Julie O'Mara & Cathy Gallagher-Louisy
design & production editor: Shawndra Cox
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for All People Interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Issue: August 2021
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Quote by
Nadia Younes 
Our Search for
an Executive Director
Your Emotional
DEI Strategy
Upcoming 2021
GDEIB Launches
We Use
UN Spelling
Message from the
GDEIB Coauthors
New Book: Inclusive
Leadership, Global Impact
Call for Proposals
for the Forum
Whole Systems Change Presentation at ATD
Moving from
Intent to Action
Thank You
to Our Sponsors 
Profiles on
4 Expert Panellists
The GDIB is a practical guide for leaders across a variety of business functions looking for behaviourally explicit answers to the question: ‘What do you want me to do?’ It is an excellent resource for leaders well beyond DEI practitioners.”  

Nadia Younes 
Global Head, Employee Experience, D&I, and Wellbeing, Zurich Insurance
Zurich, Switzerland
WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE CENTRE’S SEARCH FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR—A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ED SEARCH COMMITTEE 

We are searching for an Executive Director to lead us into the future and continue with our work to meet our mission: To serve as a resource for research and education for organizations and individuals in their quest to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion practices around the world. Please help us find a qualified ED by encouraging anyone you believe qualified to apply. We are very interested in your personal recommendations. We seek quality applicants and want to avoid our search being posted on vehicles that may not generate quality applicants.

Below are the ED Search committee members. All are Expert Panellists for the 2021 GDEIB. They are serving on this committee as volunteers and are dedicated to conducting an excellent search process. 
"WE'VE LEARNED WHAT WORKS"
-GDIB/GDEIB BEST PRACTICES-
ENSURING YOUR DEI STRATEGY REFLECTS THE EMOTION EVOKED AND IS SOUND, QUALITY ASSURED, AND IMPLEMENTABLE
By GDEIB Expert Panellist, Mary Waceke Muia, a Life, Business, and Executive Coach, specializing in Transformation, Change & HR, Diversity and Inclusion. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, she is a facilitator on Unconscious Bias, Race, and Racism. muiaceke@gmail.com; wacekethecoach@gmail.com; Instagram: wacekethecoach; Twitter: @coachwaceke.
We are all busy preparing our organizational and institutions’ strategy documents to address workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). You may be focusing specifically in one area of DEI, such as to ensure equity or inclusion or addressing workplace culture. How do you ensure you have developed a great strategy that is sound, quality assured, and implementable?  In our organizations, the annual planning cycle is a routine of preparing or reviewing our business strategies.  Preparing DEI strategy may not be so different; however, the process is a bit unique bearing in mind DEI touches on diversity dimensions that give us identity—and identity is personal and evokes emotions. Thus DEI strategy process is rather emotional and tempers may flare or people may be a bit edgy compared to when you are developing a new product or new IT systems strategy. People are emotionally invested in DEI strategy.  

Here is a quick overview of the process of developing the DEI strategy.

You first need a business case on why DEI? 

Why does DEI or a specific issue in DEI such as, gender equality, racial equity or demographic diversity matter to your organization?  

While in business strategies we may use strictly profit and performance measures to build the business case, in DEI we must also use justice measures such as fairness, equality, dignity, human rights—all key and fundamental human values. Human values trump profits. If you seem to focus on profit alone you come across as insensitive especially to the pain suffered by other human beings who have been victims of discrimination and exclusion from your organization’s systems, processes, and culture. So this is an opportunity to stand up boldly and be counted as taking action towards improving your DEI stand and experiences for your stakeholders in terms of DEI. 

Preparing your business case for DEI is also a chance to tie your DEI case to sustainability efforts. Any conscious organization that also has a sustainability mindset will holistically focus on people and planet, not just profits, and they can expand this to global peace and prosperity especially those with cross-continental/geographical reach. 
 
After making the business case you start your strategy development actions.  
The Process of designing your DEI strategy. Follow these three simple steps:
FROM & ABOUT THE CENTRE & THE GDEIB
UPCOMING GDEIB LAUNCH EVENTS 
 
Please go to our website here: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/events/ to see the latest information on the many Launch Events on the new GDEIB presented by Expert Panellists, Users, Sponsors, and others associated with The Centre. Note that some launch events are planned in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Please check back frequently.
WE USE UN SPELLING  
Because we are a global organization, The Centre for Global Inclusion will follow the spelling guidelines for English published by the UN. 

View Spelling - United Nations Editorial Manual Online: 

These guidelines mix American and British spelling.
BY REQUEST—A MESSAGE FROM
THE GDEIB AUTHORS ON WHY WE NEED TO
TAKE DEI ACTION NOW  
Several people have asked if they could reprint “A Message from the Authors”  that is in the GDEIB. Yes, you may. We are granting you permission in this article/notice.  If you are a user of the GDEIB—meaning someone in your organization has signed the new User Agreement—then yes our signed agreement gives you permission, just be sure to include the attribution statement.  If you haven’t signed our User Agreement and want to reprint A Message from the Authors, we grant you permission to use only this without signing the agreement. You’ll need to use this attribution: 
Molefi, Yvonne Kegomoditswe (Nene), O’Mara, Julia M., and Richter, Alan, PhD, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks (www.centreforglobalinclusion.org, 2021), PDF. 
 
Go here to read the message.
FROM & ABOUT EXPERT PANELLISTS & ALLIANCES
HOW DEI GLOBAL INCLUSION INITIATIVES CAN BE COMBINED WITH LOCAL INSIGHTS
New Book—Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact by Aperian Global President Ernie Gundling, PhD and Dr. Cheryl Williams.  Aperian Global is a sponsor of the GDEIB. 
Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact provides a welcome guide for leaders who seek to make real progress with inclusion because they see it as both the right thing to do and also as good for their business. This approach, now in use by many companies around the world, is based on the authors’ combined experience of more than fifty years working with corporate audiences and applying academic research. This approach is Practical, Global, Timely, Accessible, and Systemic. And it “pairs well” with the GDEIB. 

Read more to receive a free chapter and/or order the book.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 
THE FORUM ON WORKPLACE INCLUSION 
DUE AUGUST 16, 2021
We at The Centre for Global Inclusion encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference, April 5 to 7, 2022, in Minneapolis MN, USA. This conference is virtual. Please submit if you believe you have something on DEI that fits the conference theme and you want to share with others. 
 
Note that The Centre and The Forum are two different organizations that have an Alliance. Having an Alliance means that each organization supports the other. The Centre is not a decision-maker on which proposals are accepted. For those of you familiar with our Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks, you know that we believe sharing information on good work is extremely important to the support and growth of the DEI field.
 
We support The Forum on Workplace Inclusion because of its positive track record as a great conference…. About 1,500 persons are expected to attend. Although there are many attendees from Minnesota, Canada, and the USA; there are also many attendees from around the world. And The Forum is especially interested in growing its attendance globally.
 
For information on how to write and submit a proposal to The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, go here: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/cfp/. Note that the Forum is offering a phone call meeting (July 29th) to provide you more information and to answer your questions. You must register for this call. Go to MORE INFO below to register. 
 
The proposal submittal deadline is August 16th. You will be notified by December 21 if you are selected or not.
 
The Centre plans to exhibit at this conference and we will be submitting several proposals as well.
 
If you decide to submit a proposal, please let us know – letting us know is not required, but we are curious as to who is submitting a proposal.
 
For more information click below: 
WHOLE SYSTEM CHANGE FOR DEI WORKPLACES — SESSION AT ATD CONFERENCE
AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA 
GDEIB co-author Julie O’Mara, Dave Jamieson, and EP Tanya Cruz Teller will be featured speakers at ATD 2021, speaking on Whole System Change for Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces. This session includes a discussion on the GDEIB. 
Dave Jamieson
The Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) presents its 2021 conference theme: ATD 2021: It Starts with Us.  It is a face-to-face conference in Salt Lake City, with safety precautions for Covid. 
 
Go here to learn more: https://atdconference.td.org/
10-13 October 2021 - Chicago, Illinois 

The 15th annual Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA) will challenge you to rethink the practices and grounding philosophies of student learning and student success beyond the classroom. This institute will explain the rationale for a curricular approach on your campus, implement the 10 essential elements, and help you navigate organizational change related to shifting to a curricular approach. 
 
7 Free Webinars in August 
INCLUSION ALLIES COALITION (IAC) SUMMER OF INNOVATION MEMBER-LED WEBINARS
The Inclusion Allies Coalition, https://www.inclusioncoalition.info, is a coalition of organizations and practitioners committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organizations and society. The Centre has an Alliance with IAC and many of our GDEIB Expert Panellists and users are involved as leaders and members. 

IAC’s Summer of Innovation Series
includes these four webinars; some will be held twice: 
• How to Bring Your Privilege to the Equity and Inclusion Movement 
• Global Inclusion: Do’s and Don’ts of Engaging Others and Building Cultural Bridges 
• Applying Design Thinking to DEIB Challenges 
• Embracing the “Now Normal” and the “Great Reset:” An Immersive Workplace Experience 

Click on More Info for descriptions,
dates, session times, and registration.
MOVING FROM INTENT TO ACTION 
VIRTUAL D&I CONFERENCE FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AUGUST 18 & 19, 2021 
Nene Molefi, Founder, Mandate Molefi, and Secretary of The Centre for Global Inclusion, and Julie O’Mara, Board member of The Centre for Global Inclusion; are presenting a session on the GDEIB. Both Nene and Julie are coauthors of the GDEIB.   

Here is the session description:  Through the work of the Global Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB), there is a call to work towards a fair, inclusive, and equitable workplace and a society where privilege and patriarchy do not control access and opportunity—where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just a dream but an attainable reality for all.  

To help organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion standards are needed to establish criteria to measure and monitor progress. GDEIB is designed to apply to organizations anywhere in the world. These Benchmarks are not limited to multi-national organizations or those organizations that work internationally. The Benchmarks are not specific to any industry, country, or culture. Most notably, the GDEIB helps organizations focus on results. The model with its 15 categories helps leaders and DEI professionals implement strategies that work as an integrated system. Achieving many of the benchmarks in any given category is dependent on the achievement of benchmarks in other categories.  

Go here: https://kr.co.za/events/diversity-inclusion-conferences/ to download the conference brochure and to register. 
THE CENTRE & GDEIB ALLIANCES
Go to www.centreforgobalinclusion.org and navigate to 
About, then Alliances to see all of The Centre’s Alliances.
The Centre is grateful for its Alliances as they help spread the word about us. If your organization mission is in alignment with The Center Mission—to serve as a resource for research and education for organizations and individuals in their quest to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion practices around the world—and if you want to form an Alliance, please send an email to thecentre@centreforglobalinclusion.org and ask for the criteria for being an Alliance.
THANK YOU TO OUR DIAMOND, 
PLATINUM, GOLD & SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
TOOLS
FREE
Multicultural Calendar 
GDEIB Expert Panellist, Barbara Deane (http://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/barbara-deane/offers a monthly multicultural calendar via Diversity Central.
DEI Futures Project,
Future Trend Cards 
A collection of future trends is being curated and explained by GDEIB Expert Panellist Margaret Regan (http://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/margaret-regan/).
GDEIB EXPERT PANELLISTS
Sabah Cambrelen
John Kingsley Cornwell 
Natasha Winkler-Titus
Kristal Moore Clemons
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS BY OUR ALLIANCES OR OUR EXPERT PANELLISTS 
OR WHERE THE GDEIB IS INCLUDED

The Centre for Global Inclusion
GDEIB Launch Events 
Multiple Sessions 

Inclusion Allies Coalition
Summer of Innovation Series
August 4, 10, 17, and 31, 2021 
Knowledge Resources Diversity and Inclusion Online Conference
August 18-19, 2021 
ATD 2021 
Annual Conference
August 29-September 1, 2021 
ACPA IAC 
Annual Convention
October 10-13, 2021 
The Forum on
Workplace Inclusion 
April 5-7, 2022 

PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY EXPERT PANELLISTS & ALLIANCES
Listed here are programs offered by GDEIB Expert Panelists and Alliances. Many are offered numerous times on an ongoing basis. While these courses may not be specifically about the GDIB, the content will be helpful in achieving many of the GDIB benchmarks. If you are an Expert Panelist or Alliance and offer programs open to the public, please let us know and we will list here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
HOW TO SPARK A DISCUSSION
ON MERITOCRACY
FIRST ANNUAL BUILDING DIVERSITY AWARDS 
IN THE CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
OFFERING SUPPORT
If you want to use the GDEIB in conference presentations, blogs, articles, chapters and so forth, we will support by providing slides, handouts, and ideas. Go to our site and explore. We’ve put a lot of effort into providing these resources. Please help by adding to what we offer.
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We are always looking for stories of organizations around the world that are making strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or organizations that have achieved GDEIB benchmarks. You don’t have to be at the Best Practice level on every benchmark to be featured. We like stories that describe how an organization achieved ONE of the benchmarks. To submit a story, please contact us: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/contact/
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Thank you!