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Issue: June 2021
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS NEWSLETTER
From Pledge
to Progress 
Newsletter Style Change
for Accesibility 
Inclusion in Action
at Heineken 
Upcoming GDEIB 
Launch Events 
Alliance with
Diversity Inclusion Asia
GDEIB at Virtual National 
Health Equity Summit
GDEIB at d&i
Leaders Conference
Leadership & GDEIB for
ILA Conference
ISO Releases
D&I Standard
Construction Industry
DEI Awards
Poem—Togetherness
Whole System
Change/GDEIB at ATD
Call for Papers
on Disabilities
d&i Leaders
Conference June 8&9
How to Spark a
Discussion on Meritocracy
“The research process brought DEI practitioners and DEI voices from around the world. We collaborated on the development and co-creation process to have a truly global and an inclusive GDEIB document.”  

Mary Waceke Muia 
DEI Expert Panellist, Race and Racism Dialogue Facilitator and Executive Coach 
Nairobi, Kenya
ONE YEAR AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH—
FROM PLEDGE TO PROGRESS: 
6 KEY FINDINGS ON CORPORATE AMERICA
Today – May 25, 2021 as we publish the June issue of the Centre for Global Inclusion/GDEIB newsletter, we mark George Floyd’s death. There is no doubt that that his death and the #BlackLivesMatter movement has marked a surge in energy to address the racial disparities faced, not only in the US, but around the world.
 
As we remember and reflect on the impact of his death on DEI, we share a link to a report conducted by Seramont—From Pledge to Progress.  Thank you to GDEIB Expert Panellist, Deborah Tsai Munster, (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/057-2021-deborah-munster/) EVP of Seramont, for posting this report on LinkedIn. This report examines changes in employee perceptions around racial equity and what improvements companies have made since the murder of George Floyd.
 
The report merits discussion – just how much has been or will be done with Floyd’s death as a catalyst to action? There are six key findings. One is that “95 percent of corporate executives are committed to helping their company fight racism and injustice within their organization. Of those 95 percent, however, 33 percent indicate they feel forced to support these efforts. Nearly 8 in 10 said the attention and focus on DE&I is blown out of proportion.” 
 
To learn the other 5 key findings and read stories of what several organizations are doing, read the entire report here:  https://lnkd.in/gbq2HN4
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

A NEWSLETTER STYLE CHANGE
TO ACCOMMODATE FOR DISABILITIES
The Centre for Global Inclusion is mindful of providing our work in a way that works for people with disabilities. Accordingly in this issue you will see that we have stopped using hyperlinks and now give readers the full URL. We have been advised that this works better on the screen readers that most people with low vision or who are blind find easier to use. We welcome other ideas and support to help achieve our goal to communicate more effectively for people with disabilities.
"WE'VE LEARNED WHAT WORKS"
-GDIB BEST PRACTICES-
6 AMAZING EXAMPLES OF
INCLUSION IN ACTION AT HEINEKEN
By GDEIB Expert Panellist, Pascale Thorre (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/090-2021-pascale-thorre/), Inclusion and Diversity Head, Heineken, The Netherlands. This article was originally published on LinkedIn. 
After the launch of Heineken’s I&D ambassadors program, they launched #InclusionInAction to highlight inclusive practices at different locations.  
 
They have shared some inclusion best practices from their ambassadors: 
 
• The HEINEKEN UK team amplified their ambassador community with the nomination and training of 57 UK I&D ambassadors. 
 
• HEINEKEN’S Global Finance team co-hosted an 'Equality & Inclusion in Finance' event in the Heineken Experience iconic building with some external partners.  
 
• HEINEKEN in Poland (Grupa Żywiec) is focusing on raising awareness about Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace, with cross-generation workshops conducted with employees to discuss about possible differences and similarities between generations X, Y, Z and Baby Boomers. 
 
• HEINEKEN France organized for its employees workshops, testimonies and awareness building about “being inclusive to LGBT employees in the workplace” 
 
• In HEINEKEN Serbia we respect our Orthodox and Catholics employee’s specificities – especially when it comes to calendars, holidays or alphabet. 
 
HEINEKEN is a great example of an organization that is engaging local ambassadors in different countries to provide country and context specific inclusion and diversity initiatives.   
 
To read more, please see this link:
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.
NEW GDEIB ALLIANCE WITH DIVERSITY INCLUSION ASIA 
AND VIRTUAL LAUNCH EVENT IN SINGAPORE 
We are pleased to announce a new Alliance with Diversity Inclusion Asia. To announce this Alliance, Diversity Inclusion Asia is offering a free launch event of the GDEIB with Julie O’Mara, GDEIB coauthor (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/062-2021-julie-omara/) and The Centre Board Chair; Expert Panellist Tom Verghese, Principal Cultural Synergies, Williamstown, VIC, Australia (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/096-2021-tom-verghese/); and Taruna Aggarwal, Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Asia, in Singapore. 
 
June 10 at 11:00 am to 12:15 pm Singapore time 
FROM & ABOUT EXPERT PANELLISTS & ALLIANCES
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION—ILA— VIRTUAL CONFERENCE INCLUDES SESSION ON THE APPLICATION OF THE GDEIB TO LEADERSHIP 
 
July 15 and 16, 2021 
Registration will open soon. 
for more information. 
 
GDEIB Coauthors and The Centre Board members, Nene Molefi, Mandate Molefi, Johannesburg, South Africa (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/053-2021-nene-molefi/) and Alan Richter, QED Consulting, New York, NY, USA (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/070-2021-alan-richter-ph-d/) will be presenting a session on applications of the GDEIB to leadership.   
Nene Molefi
Alan Richter
From the ILA’s announcement: A Call to Awareness, Advocacy, and Action for Inclusive Leadership. Join the ILA community and others passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for two days of empowering speeches, deep dive workshops, and poster presentations. On July 15th and 16th, a live online conference will explore how practitioners, researchers, and scholars are raising awareness for DEI through advocacy that impacts social justice, and how organizations and communities come together to cultivate leadership in action, driving inclusive and diverse environments through the sharing of best practices. Post-event opportunities for continued engagement through the writing of articles, blogs, case studies, and white papers as well as presenting collectively at future ILA events will be explored.   
 
Go here https://ilaglobalnetwork.org/about/ to learn more about ILA—International Leadership Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Formed in 1999 its mission is “advancing leadership knowledge and practice for a better world.”  
 
As this newsletter goes to press, details are pending. 
GDEIB AT VIRTUAL NATIONAL HEALTH EQUITY SUMMIT 
JUNE 7 to 10, 2021 
Riikka Salonen
Julie O'Mara
EP Riikka Salonen, System Director, DEI, PeaceHealth, Portland OR, USA (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/073-2021-riikka-salonen/) and GDEIB coauthor Julie O’Mara (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/062-2021-julie-omara/) are presenting a session at the Virtual National Health Equity Summit on the GDEIB. It will be pre-recorded and is 30-minutes on how the GDEIB aligns with healthcare and can be used in healthcare organizations. 
 
Go to https://healthequitysummit.com to register for the conference. 

ISO RELEASES ITS D&I STANDARD
ISO (International Organization for Standardization), an independent, non-governmental, international organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems, just released ISO 30415:2021 – Human  Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion. 
 
Three GDEIB Expert Panellists contributed to the development of this standard: Lorelei Carobolante (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/010-2021-lorelei-carobolante/) from the USA served as Project Leader of ISO 30415:2021 and Chair of the US ISO/TC 260 HRM Committee, Hans Jablonski (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/036-2021-hans-w-jablonski/) was appointed by Germany as an Expert to the ISO working group that developed the D&I standard, and Zahid Mubarik (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/055-2021-zahid-mubarik-3/) is Chair of the Pakistan ISO/TC 260 HRM Committee.  
 
This document provides guidance on D&I for organizations, including their governance body, leaders, workforce and recognized representatives, and other stakeholders. It is intended to be scalable to the needs of all types of organizations in different sectors, whether in public, private, government or non-governmental organizations (NGO), regardless of size, type, activity, industry or sector, growth phase, external influences, and country-specific requirements. 

“This standard was enhanced by the involvement of many people from around the world. And I personally enjoyed and learned from the interaction with, and thoughts from, the many outstanding D&I and HR practitioners, as well as managers, academic, and governmental stakeholders who were engaged collaboratively in developing this consensus-based standard, which took more than five years to complete,” says Lorelei Carobolante.

“While there are several differences between the GDEIB and ISO 30415, the GDEIB adds equity to its standard and is broad in scope. It is also free. ISO 30415 has a stronger focus on HR, although it isn’t limited to HR,” says Julie O’Mara, Chair of the Board of The Centre for Global Inclusion and coauthor of the GDEIB.
FIRST ANNUAL BUILDING DIVERSITY AWARDS
IN THE CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 
Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a GDEIB user, in partnership with community, labour and construction industry partners, held its first annual Building Diversity Awards (BDA) Gala on May 13, 2021, recognizing exemplary contractors, unions and client/owners as well as industry champions who are leading in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 
Award recipients were recognized for one or more steps they are taking that correspond to the GDEIB—Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World, as adapted by BuildForce Canada for the Construction Industry.  
 
Find out more about the Awards and meet the awards recipients at these links: https://buildingdiversity.ca/awards/ 

Learn more about Toronto Community Benefits Network at https://www.communitybenefits.ca. 
 
The Ontario General Contractors Association, along with construction industry leaders such as EllisDon, AECON and Tridel embraced the awards along with Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs,) as strategies to advance the participation of Black, Indigenous and other racialized groups including women, youth and newcomers in the construction sector. 
 
"Supporting real efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the construction industry is where we must stand," said Richard Whyte, Chief Estimator, Toronto Civil Division, EllisDon.
TOGETHER A POEM
Expert Panellist, Paul Deemer, Head of D&I, NHS Employers in the UK (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/020-2021-paul-deemer/), was asked to write this poem for National Day for Staff Networks in the UK. He worked on it with his son, who produced the visual to support it. Go to The Centre website, navigate to NEWS and then scroll to the bottom of the page and see another poem by Paul—I’m looking at the World through Black Tinted Spectacles--in the November 10, 2020 issue.  
CALL FOR PAPERS: 
Disability Inclusion in the Workplace – 
From “Accommodation” to Inclusion Design 

Consulting Psychology Journal is seeking papers for a special upcoming edition: Disability Inclusion in the Workplace - From “Accommodation” to Inclusive Organizational Design. 

People with disabilities are the largest minority group (by some reports, up to 20-30% of the population), with almost 50 million individuals in the United States (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/publications/fact-sheets/diverse-perspectives-people-with-disabilities-fulfilling-your-business-goals). Outside the US (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3888793/6802087/KS-TC-14-007-EN-N.pdf/5c364add-6670-4ac9-87c7-9b8838473a7b), in 2011, 44 million people in the EU-28 had basic activity difficulties and 35 million people had a disability in employment; in 2012, 42 million people in the EU-27 were categorized as disabled. 

This special issue seeks to highlight research, theory, and practical suggestions and interventions for improving employment opportunities and quality of work life for people with disabilities while expanding the organizational talent pool across industries and contexts. 

Submission deadline: July 1, 2021 
For more information or to submit a paper, please see this webage: https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cpb/call-for-papers-disability-inclusion-workplace 
WHOLE SYSTEM CHANGE FOR DEI 
WORKPLACES SESSION AT ATD CONFERENCE
GDEIB co-author,
Julie O'Mara
GDEIB Expert Panellist,
Tanya Cruz-Teller
GDEIB coauthor Julie O’Mara (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/062-2021-julie-omara/), Dave Jamieson, and EP Tanya Cruz Teller (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/087-2021-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. 
 
The Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) presents its 2021 conference theme: ATD 2021: It Starts with Us. Currently it is a face-to-face conference in Salt Lake City, with safety precautions for Covid. 
 
For nearly 80 years, the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) has hosted conferences to educate and inspire professionals in the talent development field. 
 
Click Here to learn more: https://atdconference.td.org/
GDEIB EXPERT PANELLISTS AND USERS 
TO BE FEATURED AT d&i LEADERS FORUM IN JUNE
Coming up June 8 & 9, 2021! 

d&i Leaders is offering a 5% discount to our Newsletter readers. 
Use promotional code gdib5 when you book online. 
 
Each year 600+ senior diversity, inclusion, HR and talent professionals attend this global forum over two days, to hear from expert speakers, network, and exchange ideas. 
 
We are pleased to highlight the following GDEIB EPs and users who will be featured speakers.  

Featured speakers:  
Special Discount!   
For more information or to register, please visit this site: https://dileaders.com/globalforum/ 
HOW TO SPARK A DISCUSSION ON MERITOCRACY
By GDEIB Expert Panellist Lisa Kepinski and Tinna C. Nielsen, who are the founders of the global nonprofit initiative Inclusion Nudges. Read this article and more on the Inclusion Nudges blog https://inclusion-nudges.org/blog/ask-lisa-and-tinna/how-to-spark-a-discussion-on-meritocracy.
FROM & ABOUT GDEIB ALLIANCES
Go to www.centreforgobalinclusion.org and navigate to
About, then Alliances to see all of The Centre’s Alliances.
THANK YOU TO OUR DIAMOND,
PLATINUM, GOLD, & SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
GDEIB USER TOOLS
GDEIB OVERVIEW
Use the Overview of the GDEIB one-pager for multiple uses. It shows the GDEIB model and gives highlights of the features of the GDEIB. You can use it when giving an explanation to a leader or colleague as to what the GDEIB is about or as a general handout in any session or conference presentation about D&I. It is a great way to share the basics about what the GDEIB is to others. Go here: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/overview-of-the-gdib/
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
Nayla Farah
Saehi Han
Liziwe Masoga
Renée Yuengling
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS BY OUR ALLIANCES OR OUR EXPERT PANELLISTS 
OR WHERE THE GDEIB IS INCLUDED
OD Network 
Annual Conference
[VIRTUAL] 
June 1-4, 2021 
The Virtual National Health Equity Summit
[VIRTUAL] 
June 7-10, 2021 
d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021
[VIRTUAL] 
June 8 & 9, 2021 
ILA Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion Virtual Summit
[VIRTUAL] 
July 15-16, 2021 
ATD 2021 
Annual Conference
August 29-September 1, 2021 
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
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.
UNITED NATIONS SPELLING
Because we are a global organization, The Centre for Global Inclusion will follow the spelling guidelines for English published by the UN. 

Go here Spelling - United Nations Editorial Manual Online: 

These guidelines mix American and British spelling.
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