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Achieving Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion: Using the GDIB

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Achieving Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion: Using the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks

10th Year Anniversary Event and Launch of the 2016 Edition

Please join us for the San Diego launch of the 10th anniversary edition of Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB). This unique and free resource, authored by Julie O'Mara, Alan Richter, and 95 Expert Panelists from around the world, provides a comprehensive look at the key elements of leading inclusive organizations. GDIB can be used by organizations of any size and type anywhere in the world to help guide their diversity and inclusion work and to learn about what progress might entail. (Scroll down for detailed program.)

Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

GDIB is sponsored by The Diversity Collegium.

Launch event host: Organizational Psychology Program, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

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alliant logoAGENDA & SPEAKERS

5:00-6:00 pm: Networking and Reception

6:00-7:30 pm: Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion: Using the GDIB

  • Welcome. Andy Vaughn, President, Alliant International University

  • Diversity and Inclusion: The State of the Art. Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph. D., Distinguished Professor, Alliant International University; GDIB Expert Panelist; Member, Diversity Collegium

  • Understanding and Using the GDIB. Lorelei Carobolante, President & CEO, G2nd Systems, and GDIB Expert Panelist

  • Sharing Perspectives and Experiences on Excellence in D&I: Panel Discussion with D&I Experts & GDIB Users:

  1. Mark Blankenship, Ph.D., Chief People, Culture & Corporate Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Jack in the Box Inc.; Alumnus, Organizational Psychology Program, California School of Professional Psychology

  2. Joseph Cordero, Director, Office of Ethics & Compliance, County of San Diego; GDIB User

  3. Effenus Henderson, President and CEO, HenderWorks, Inc.; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer (Retired), Weyerhaeuser Company

  4. Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker; GDIB Expert Panelist; Member Emerita, Diversity Collegium

7:30-7:45 pm: Break and Networking

7:45-8:45 pm: Learning & Sharing Circles--led by D&I Experts and Speakers. Participants will gather in topical discussions related to D&I and GDIB applications and specific needs and issues. Groups will be facilitated by most of our speakers and additional experts:

  • Using the GDIB in Government. Karen Harris,Staff Development Coordinator, Health & Human Services Agency, County of San Diego

  • Applying the GDIB to Your Organization: D&I Strategy Framework. Lorelei Carobolante, President & CEO, G2nd Systems, & GDIB Expert Panelist

  • Preparing to Introduce GDIB into the Organization: Issues and Needs at the Early Stages. Tiffani (Tie) Wang-Jones, Ph.D., Global Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, IKEA (and new CSPP alumna)

  • GDIB, HR, and Talent Management. Peggy Chapman, Director of Human Resources, Jack in the Box, Inc.

  • Role of Unconscious Bias in the GDIB. Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, & GDIB Expert Panelist

  • Inclusive Leadership and Standards Development. Effenus Henderson, President and CEO, HenderWorks, Inc

8:45-9:00 pm: Final Comments and Close

ABOUT THE GDIB: The GDIB, a free downloadable 80-page booklet, helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. Agreed upon by 97 experts around world, the GDIB provides a roadmap for organizations of all sizes, types, industries, sectors, and locations regardless of their approaches to Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more, see http://diversitycollegium.org/gdib.php


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