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WHEN EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS COUNT, TURN TO DiversityFIRST™, YOUR COMPLETE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONSULTING AND TRAINING SOLUTION.

 

 
 

 


All strategic development recommendations by DiversityFIRST™ reflect our holistic,
Head-Heart-Hand philosophy. 

 

 

Head = Knowledge

The "Head" portion of our philosophy refers to two specific factors:

  1. Organizations implement diversity processes for very sound and "rational" reasons.
  2. Before they can internalize a diversity message, individuals must first acquire knowledge and "accept" a message at the cognitive or thinking level.


Heart = Empathy, Feeling and
Understanding

This portion of our philosophy refers to the following:

  1. In addition to very concrete benefits, organizations also realize less tangible but equally valuable "soft dollar" rewards from implementation of a diversity management process. It is truly "the right thing to do.

Individuals move from cognitive knowledge to empathy, true acceptance and internalization of diversity messages

 

Hand = Action and Skill Application

Finally, action and skills are required to make any concept or idea a reality. "Hand" refers to:

  1. The fact that organizations, which accept the message, must take specific, concrete actions to ensure results.
  2. The fact that individuals who have truly internalized the diversity message behave and "do" things differently as a result of that understanding.


Needs Assessment and Analysis

Assist the organization to assess and analyze the current state of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Secure department and key stakeholder support and commitment to diversity management by soliciting participation during planning and development phases
  • Identify personal and organizational obstacles that hinder effective diversity management
  • Clearly identify the areas of greatest need
  • Create a foundation of information from which to develop the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
  • Provide essential baseline data to support future decisions regarding specialized and supplementary interventions or initiatives

 

Development of a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Plan

Assist the organization to develop a convergent and performance driven D&I strategy

  • Utilizing relevant data, identify key elements of a performance driven D&I strategy
  • Engage organizational stakeholders in the development phase to gain buy-in and enhance the strategy’s sustainability
  • Determine key elements of the strategy that can be phased out on a priority basis
  • Develop a specific action plan to implement key initiatives that can result in sustainable change, e.g., Communicating the D&I Strategy Across the Organization, D&I Education Initiatives, etc.

 

Creation of a Corporate Diversity Council and/or Senior Management Diversity Council

Work in tandem with Diversity Head and/or selected personnel and senior managers to create a charter for a Corporate Diversity Council and/or a Senior Management Diversity Council.

  • Create Vision and Mission Statements, Council Purpose, Goals and Objectives
  • Selection and participation criteria
  • Additional requirements, e.g., council structure, finances, process, etc.

 

Creation of Employee Resource Groups/Networks

Work in tandem with Diversity Head and/or selected personnel to create a charter for Employee Resource Groups/Networks.

  • Create Vision and Mission Statements, Purpose, Goals and Objectives
  • Selection and participation criteria
  • Additional requirements, e.g., structure, finances, process, etc.

 

Development of a Performance Based Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard

Assist the organization to develop a performance based D&I Scorecard

  • Identify targeted D&I initiatives which are deemed to be critical to the success of business units/functions and the overall organization
  • Assess the progress of each initiative vis-a-vie practice vs. concept
  • Provide a method for assisting managers in implementing actionable performance based initiatives for continued growth and progress
  • Develop a process that creates engagement and accountability across the organization


 

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