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    Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Success

    Date: October 15, 2015, 7:30am – 9:15am
    Todd Mitchell, SPHR, VP Programs/President Elect
    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 752-8811
    SHRM Member $20 / Non-Member $25 (Late Registration $25 / $30)
    Event Type:
    2015 Breakfast Meeting
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    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402

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    Thursday, August 20th, 2015 from 7:30  to 9:15 AM PDT
    *This program has been approved for 1.0 General credit hour through HRCI.

    Dear SHRM Members and Guests:

    Please join us for an exciting presentation with
    Barbara Dean of GilDean Group, Inc
     Program Overview:  This program offering is titled
    "Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Success"

    Your organization decides to launch a Diversity & Inclusion initiative. How do you determine your strategy? Where will you turn to identify high-quality and really worthwhile approaches? How will you measure your efforts? 

    Not easy questions to answer because no public industry standards on D&I have existed. Now this void has been filled! The Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB) is now available, without cost, for organizations to use to determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. Co-developed by well-regarded D&I authors and consultants with a panel of 80 experts worldwide, the downloadable tool serves as a roadmap for change and innovation for organizations in all sectors. This program provides an overview of the GDIB tool, its 13 categories of D&I work with five levels of benchmarks. Attendees will gain greater capacity to explain why Diversity & Inclusion are critical to the success of the organization, as well as a tool they can apply immediately.

    Learning Objective:

    During this session you will:

    1. Have the opportunity to briefly assess your organization’s level on Diversity & Inclusion
    2. Explore the Benchmarks tool as standards to use in your organization.
    3. Increase your understanding of what it takes to be a “best practice” organization on Diversity & Inclusion.

    About the Speaker:

    Barbara Deane is a writer, editor, consultant and speaker on diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural business issues. As vice-president of The GilDeane Group, Inc., a Hispanic and woman-owned publishing, training and consulting firm, she serves as editor-in-chief of its publications, and the Cultural Diversity at Work Archive, an online database of articles, tools and resources. Barbara co-founded the NW Diversity Learning Series, a collaborative employer venture to build a world-class diversity education resource in the Greater Seattle Area; the Series is now in its 17th year. She offers the Diversity Learning Series model (DLS) as a limited-term licensing opportunity for other cities and metropolitan regions. Barbara is a member of The Diversity Collegium, a think tank whose mission is to advance the field of diversity and inclusion, and serves as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World, sponsored by The Collegium. She is also the associate-editor of Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion, a volume in the Professional Practice Series of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014). Barbara received her B.A. in Organizational Communication, cum laude, from The Ohio State University, and an M.A. from the University of Washington in Speech Communication.

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    Information on Registration:

    Please be sure to register on or before the close of business on Monday, October 12th (4:00pm) to be eligible for the early bird discount ($5.00) and to assist us in ensuring that we have an adequate number of hand-outs as well as enough space and food for all our guests. On-line registration will close on Tuesday, October 13th at 12:00 PM.

    Late registrations must register at the meeting and pay the late fee at the door. As a reminder, if you need to cancel, please cancel your registration via email no later than 4:00 PM Monday, October 13th to avoid excess charges for no-shows. Please feel free to contact Todd Mitchell at should you have any further questions.