AboutOur D&I Proposition
With shifting demographics, technology, societal shifts and trends as well as globalisation, migration of people from around the world looking for better opportunities and with an ever growing diverse population in terms of language, religion and culture, Diversity and Inclusion has become even more important as it not only affects an organisations internal structure but extends to the supply chain, customers and stakeholders.
D&I training and consultancy can help create more productive work environments that will help attract a better workforce as well as retain existing staff, therefore providing a talent pool of people that provides any organisation with a competitive edge whilst helping to offer a superior client service.
Although training can bring about considerable change, it needs to be combined with a strategic focus. This in turn ensures we deliver system wide change as well as appealing to the hearts and minds of the recipients of our learning.
A culture shift will only appear when top echelons of management show clear leadership, commitment and accountability to succeed in implementing and sustaining diversity solutions that not only serve to satisfy stakeholders but also create harmony and loyalty in the diverse and talented workforce required to drive the organisation’s vision and growth.
Such commitment and leadership requires hard work with a clear and concise plan of action with defined goals, constant focus and devising tools and methodologies that fit the organisation’s set vision and aspirations.
Diversity and Inclusion does not happen overnight – it is a progressive process that requires carefully embedding diversity in all aspects of the business so it becomes a coherent part of the machine.
It is only effective when the working environment and culture are ready to accept change, acknowledge and embrace diversity.
At Global Diversity Practice, we pride ourselves in our passion for developing leading diversity and inclusion consultancy and cutting edge learning solutions which are grounded firmly in research and evidence.
We know how to help you reap measurable returns from good diversity and inclusion practice whether we’re;
- coaching and upskilling your CEO and the leadership team on unconscious bias;
- developing the competence and confidence of your middle managers;
- benchmarking diversity performance against peer group organisations;
- providing expert research on social policy as it effects diversity in the workplace;
- interfacing with your clients and customers to create more inclusive sales and marketing programmes; or
- running cross-cultural or gender equity workshops.
Farrah Qureshi, the CEO of Global Diversity Practice, has been involved in global diversity and inclusion training and consultancy for over 25 years and is recognised as one of world’s foremost D&I experts.
GDP has delivered D&I consultancy and training to an impressive client list that represents many of the leading brands in the world across a variety of sectors. To view our full client portfolio, visit our case studies section.
The ultimate goal of Diversity and Inclusion is to provide employees of all ages, race, gender and religions in any organisation with increased productivity, creativity, problem solutions, attraction and retention of talent, and to help build synergy in teams, enhance communication, increase the organisations market share and create a satisfied diverse customer base. Applying D&I management strategies will release opportunities and unlock potential, ultimately helping to propel the organisation and its status to claim its place and success in the global business world.
Diversity and inclusion is a sizeable challenge for any organisation, especially those that have previously been less diverse and demonstrably exclusive. Treating everyone fairly to nurture talent, imbuing the corporate culture with true inclusiveness and equality while bringing new services to an increasingly discerning audience is complex. Get in touch with us and we’ll provide further information about what we can do to help.