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PNODN April 2016 Monthly Meeting~How do you develop Diversity & Inclusion in an organization?

  • April 18, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center
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  How do you develop Diversity & Inclusion in an organization?



A globally recognized scientist and speaker on leadership and social networks says, “Organizations have to have inclusion to be successful today!” To “have” inclusion—what does that mean?

There’s an App for that! No, there’s more than that! There’s a great resource for answering this question! The 2016 edition of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB) will be released March 29, 2016. This amazing benchmarking tool, co-developed by two well-regarded Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) authors and consultants with 95 Expert Panelists worldwide, reveals the systemic impacts of D&I on a wide range of organizational systems and processes. Organizations can use the GDIB to determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. The FREE downloadable tool serves as a blueprint for change and innovation for organizations in all sectors. This program provides an overview of the GDIB tool, its 14 categories, each with five levels of benchmarks. Attendees will gain greater capacity for answering the question: What are the standards for building inclusive organizational systems where diverse people thrive?

Learning Objectives:

During this session you will:

1. Engage in dialogue about the ultimate goals of Diversity & Inclusion.

2. Assess the 14 categories of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks as to which ones are most used by organizations, and which are not.

3. Using a case study, determine which level best describes an organization’s progress on selected benchmark categories.

4. Discuss some of the challenges in building inclusive organizations.

Biography for Barbara Deane:

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, DiversityCentral.com 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 18th year. 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. in Speech Communication from the University of Washington.




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$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in




6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented

8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements

Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.

Online registration closes the Friday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:


$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in


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PLAN AHEAD:  Geoff Bellman will be joining us on May 16th. His topic will be:  "IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW" .  We are excited to have him on our schedule!  Register early!

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