Bridging the Gap in Global Diversity: Inclusion and Integration

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-F
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: 101 DE
Level: Advanced
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Dr. Neal Goodman, Global Dynamics Inc. (GDI)
Prerequisite: Responsibility for helping to implement DEI program and processes on a global basis; Experience delivering training to multicultural audiences; A global-mind-set approach; Willingness to share ideas.


In this session we will co-create policies and strategies to integrate the multiple perspectives and applications of inclusion and diversity found around the globe. Senior global diversity leaders from multiple organizations assembled at The Forum in 2018 to create The Charter for Global Diversity. The Charter identified four major issues: 1. Defining Diversity: How is Diversity and Inclusion Defined Around the Globe? 2. Danger Zones for Taking Diversity Global, 3. Best Practices and Initiatives in Global Diversity, and 4. Resources and Research for Implementing Global Diversity.  The Charter is a “living document” which has been circulated and enhanced during the past year by hundreds of diversity leaders through numerous professional organizations and associations. Our session will examine the results to date and create strategies to bridge the gap, from the inclusion of diverse global perspectives and experiences to the integration of areas of mutual compatibility.  This will be a highly interactive session where participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences, challenges and best practices. International delegates to The 2019 Forum will be invited to attend to challenge U.S. assumptions about diversity. All participants will leave with action plans to implement in their organizations and in their careers.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Create policies and strategies which integrate the perspectives and applications of DEI found around the globe.
  2. Evaluate the findings of The Charter for Global Diversity and expand on its content and deployment.
  3. Apply and develop best practices and tools which promote global diversity.

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