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NEWSLETTER
co-editors: Julie O'Mara & Cathy Gallagher-Louisy
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for All People Interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Issue: September 7, 2021
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Quote from
Mercedes Martin
We’re Searching for
an Executive Director
Tips for Psychological
Safety at Work
BlackNorth Tackles
Anti-Black Racism
Show Respect by Pronouncing Names Correctly
*Discount for Our Readers* International Leadership Conference
Upcoming GDEIB
Launch Events
CIAO--Four Types of
Unconscious Bias
Please Sponsor
The Centre
Pakistan Metro
Wins GDIB Award
GDEIB Translations
Coming Soon!!!
ACPA Institute on the
Curricular Approach
Be an Ally
for Introverts
GDEIB Approaches Activity
– an “ah ha”
Rohini Anand’s Book
Ready for Pre-Orders
Free registrations for
Diversity MBA conference
Help Design a Post-Pandemic Business Travel Checklist
Profiles of
4 EPs, & More
When I get radical, I follow Audre Lorde: ‘We cannot dismantle the systems with the tools we have created.’ The new GDEIB gives us the tools for the future. We are not just taking a seat at the table, but we are literally building the table to address the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world of the Four Current Pandemics (COVID-19, Race, the Economy, and Climate change).”  

Mercedes E. Martín 
President / CEO
Mercedes Martín & company 
Miami, Florida, USA
WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE CENTRE’S SEARCH FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR—A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ED SEARCH COMMITTEE 
To all those who have applied: 
We’re screening applications now and we continue to welcome more. 
Any questions?:
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. 
KEN NOWACK, GDEIB EXPERT PANELLIST, COAUTHOR, NEW BOOK ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY AT WORK, PUBLISHED BY ATD
Editor’s note: Psychological Safety is a key tenent of DEI. See Benchmark 7.1 in the 2021 GDEIB. It says: The organization’s policies and practices regarding benefits, work-life integration and flexibility meet the organization’s commitment to decent work, psychological safety, and respect for human rights.
EP Ken Nowack, PhD, President, Envisia Learning, Inc., Santa Monica, California, USA (https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/kenneth-m-nowack-ph-d/) and co-author, Paul J. Zak, reviewed three decades of research by academics and applications by practitioners. The results are clear: leaders who create psychological safety gain and sustain high performance among employees. Psychologically safe cultures treat team members with care and empathy. In the book, Sustain High Performance With Psychological Safety, the authors:

  • Provide a brief history and explain the neuroscience of psychological safety.
  • Review the reasons it leads to high-performance teams.
  • Identify ways leaders and organizations can create safe cultures.
  • Demonstrate how to measure psychological safety and related outcomes.
BLACKNORTH INITIATIVE—7-POINT
CEO PLEDGE HELPS ERADICATE SYSTEMIC
ANTI-BLACK RACISM IN CANADA
In addition to achieving nearly 500 signatories on the CEO pledge in just one year, the BlackNorth Initiative has also established 16 Action Committees, 10 Core Programs and has over 300 dedicated volunteers focused on the challenges faced by Black Canadians. The pledge commits business leaders and their organizations to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism.

Seven Key points in the BlackNorth Initiative’s CEO Pledge:

  1. Working through the BlackNorth Initiative, we will increase our efforts to make our workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult conversations about anti-Black systemic racism and ensure that no barriers exist to prevent Black employees from advancing within the company. We will create and maintain an environment that fosters open dialogue, including listening forums where our people feel comfortable to gain greater awareness of each other's experiences and perspectives. By encouraging an ongoing dialogue and not tolerating any incongruence with these values of openness, we are building trust, encouraging compassion and open-mindedness, and reinforcing our commitment to a culture of inclusivity. 
SHOW RESPECT AND INCLUSION BY PRONOUNCING NAMES CORRECTLY – FREE FEATURE FOR YOUR EMAIL SIGNATURE BLOCK
Taking the time to pronounce names correctly conveys respect and inclusion. One way to help is to enable others to pronounce your name correctly by using a free computer feature provided by NameDrop. The feature is free for individuals. If everyone does this then we will all be able to say others’ names correctly and they will correctly say your name. 

For more on how to do this read more below:
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR THE CENTRE FOR GLOBAL INCLUSION NEWSLETTER READERS
“Reimagining Leadership Together”
THE 23rd ANNUAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Note: As an Alliance partner with The Centre, the ILA is giving all readers of The Centre’s newsletter a significantly discounted rate – almost half off the full non-member price. To receive the discount code, email: thecentre@centreforglobalinclusion.org
 
October 20 to 23: Live in Geneva, Switzerland
October 24 to 25: Live Online
 
Go here https://ilaglobalconference.org/ to learn more about the conference. Keep checking the site as not all program information is posted as yet. 

The Centre for Global Inclusion
is sponsoring the live session below on October 23, Saturday 
at 10:30am in Geneva: 
DEI Leadership (or not) in Europe. 
Here are the panelists.
Expert Panellist

Managing Director,
Diversity Marketplace
The Centre has a new Alliance with the ILA –
to read more about our Alliances.
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.
PLEASE SPONSOR
Watch for our Fall/Winter Sponsorship Opportunities coming soon. 
You will receive a brochure and it will be posted on our website at:

2021 GDEIB TRANSLATIONS
COMING SOON

We know many of you are waiting for the Portuguese, Spanish, and French translations of the 2021 GDEIB and they are all close to being ready!!!!!
FROM & ABOUT EXPERT PANELLISTS & ALLIANCES
FOUR KINDS OF UNCONSCIOUS BIAS THAT
CAN IMPACT HYBRID WORKPLACES
By: Ernie Gundling, PhD, President, Aperian Global, Inc., A GDEIB Sponsor

Note: adapted in part from the new book “Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact” by Dr. Ernest Gundling and Dr. Cheryl Williams.
The term "hybrid workforce" is top-of-mind for many global organizations these days—and for a good reason. While we all deeply appreciate the efforts of frontline workers whose jobs require them to be in direct contact with other people, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have also demonstrated that employees in many roles can contribute effectively in virtual work settings. 

In fact, surveys indicate that workers overwhelmingly prefer the flexibility that remote working arrangements offer them. A report from Accenture, for example, states that over 80% of workers surveyed preferred a hybrid work model (defined as "where they sometimes work remotely and sometimes go onsite"). That same report also shows that 63% of "high-growth" organizations have "productivity anywhere workforce models," while 69% of "negative or no-growth companies" are "favoring all onsite or remote rather than enable hybrid." It seems clear that hybrid work is where large segments of the workforce are headed.
METRO PAKISTAN RECEIVES 8 AWARDS AT HR METRICS’ GDIB AWARDS 
Metro Pakistan is a cash & carry wholesale center which has raised the bar for Diversity & Inclusion in its workplace and strives to build an inclusive culture that values diversity of people and backgrounds. 

This company is the 2nd highest winner of the awards given by HR Metrics in Pakistan based on the GDIB categories. The company has a fair and equitable compensation and job classification system and policies that support and promote work-life balance. 

Aligning with their belief that that long-term economic growth can only be achieved if it is aligned with a responsible approach to society, employees, and the environment, Metro Pakistan has incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as their framework for sustainable action. 

Read the full story here: https://thehrmetrics.com/metro/
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. 
 
HOW EXTROVERTS CAN BECOME ALLIES FOR INTROVERT-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES
The following article is excerpted with permission from an article by Jennifer Kahnweiler, a friend of The Centre. Go here for information on Jennifer https://jenniferkahnweiler.com 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, extroverts have been discovering their quiet strengths and the positive qualities of introverts in these three ways:

  • Embracing silence
  • Taking time to listen
  • Allowing time to prep
USING THE DEI APPROACHES ACTIVITY PROVIDES A STRONG “AH HA” INSIGHT TO HOW DEI WORK GETS DONE
The DEI Approaches Activity, one of The Centre’s User Tools—see end of article for link to where it is--is versatile for many uses. 

This experiential activity is short (20 minutes) and can be used in webinars, live presentations, or coaching. Many organizations have launched new DEI Councils or Committees in the past year and this makes a great icebreaker activity. Creating an effective onboarding and development program for the DEI Committee is crucial to their future success. 

The activity outlines the five approaches to DEI that are discussed in the GDEIB and asks users to consider their own personal approach and the approach of their organization. 
ANNOUNCING ROHINI ANAND’S BOOK:
Leading Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pre-Orders are open for Dr. Rohini Anand’s Book: Leading Global, Equity, and Inclusion, published by Berrett-Koehler. Go here www.rohinianand.com. Please order from Berrett-Koehler, an Alliance of The Centre for Global Inclusion.

Dr. Anand is a member of The Centre’s Global Inclusion Council. Go here for her bio: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/rohini-anand-phd/.

SAVE THE DATE – 2 December, 2021 for a webinar discussion with Dr. Anand, moderated by GDEIB Expert Panellist Tanya Cruz Teller.
3 SHORT FREE EXCELLENT VIDEOS
HELP YOU LEARN TO USE THE GDEIB
One of The Centre’s Alliance partners, d&i Leaders, headquartered in the UK, offers many DEI programs and tools. Visit their website: https://dileaders.com and join their free community. And go to their site regularly to see many programs and reports that align well with the GDEIB.

About the GDEIB, d&i Leaders says they are “proud to support the GDEIB and encourage all organisations of any size to use them. There are several elements that distinguish the GDEIB from other maturity models or standards. Most notably, the GDEIB helps organisations focus on results. The GDEIB offers organisations an opportunity to progressively and comprehensively address sustainable DEI growth and development.”

Go here https://dileaders.com/gdeib/ to see three short videos (from 05:27 to 09:45) which explain ‘What is the GDEIB?’‘How is the GDEIB used?’; and ‘How can the GDEIB be used for measurement?’, presented by 3 GDEIB Expert Panellists:
Natalie Sigona, 
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BAE Systems
Charlotte Sweeney OBE, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Specialist
Gamiel Yafai, 
Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Diversity Marketplace
FROM OUR ALLIANCE PARTNER DIVERSITY MBA

The CEO Pam McElvane is one of our Expert Panellists. See her bio here: https://centreforglobalinclusion.org/The-Centre/048-2021-pamela-mcelvane-mba-ma/.

Pam has graciously given us a few free registrations for GDEIB Users and Expert Panellists. If you want a free registration, email us ASAP and we’ll give you the special code: thecentre@centreforglobalinclusion.org
INCLUSION NUDGES FOUNDERS
INVITE YOU TO CO-DESIGN WITH THEM
ON A BUSINESS TRAVEL CHECKLIST
During the pandemic lockdown, business travel mostly stopped and we found alternative ways to connect and conduct business. As we move forward having to live with the COVID-19 virus, we have a chance for a catapult change mindset (go here https://inclusion-nudges.org/blog/change-maker-skills/elastic-band-catapult-mindset) to innovate on business travel.

Never has a review of travel been more needed (see the urgent call to climate action in the UN report at https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/). Consider these facts (go here: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200218-climate-change-how-to-cut-your-carbon-emissions-when-flying). Just one round-trip flight London-San Francisco has more than 2x the yearly emissions of a family car and just one round-trip short flight London-Berlin produces 3x the emissions saved by a full year of recycling. And this is just one flight! Think of how many flights we and our colleagues took in the year before the pandemic.
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
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 
DIVERSITY MBA 
15th Annual National Business Leaders Virtual Conference
September 22-23, 2021 
ACPA IAC 
Annual Convention
October 10-13, 2021 
Reimagining Leadership 
Together
October 20 to 23: 
Geneva, Switzerland
October 24 to 25:
Online
The Forum on
Workplace Inclusion 
April 5-7, 2022 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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.
U.N. SPELLING
Because we are a global organization, from now on The Centre for Global Inclusion will follow the spelling guidelines for English published by the UN. Go here Spelling - United Nations Editorial Manual Online (dgacm.org)<http://dd.dgacm.org/editorialmanual/ed-guidelines/style/spelling.htm> These guidelines mix American and British spelling. 
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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