Organizations today are dedicated to serving all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, regulators, shareholders and society at large. Future-focused organizations want to ensure long-term sustainability of our world and the people in our world. Stakeholders are becoming more globally diverse and networked, as organizations are increasingly mobile in their teams, supply chains, shared services, operational processes and outsourcing.

On 25 September 2015, all of 193 member countries of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda“ a plan of Action for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership” for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 6 out of 17 SDGs focus on D&I through effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.

To optimize organizational results, creativity, problem solving, talent management and engagement, operations and innovation, organizational leaders need to adopt inclusive approaches, management strategies and styles that  incorporate different perspectives, cognitive, cultural and linguistic differences, and collaboration. Research shows a  strong correlation between diversity and bottom line impact.

The Centre for Global Inclusion is a nonprofit organization and home of the free Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations . Around the World (GDIB). Its mission is to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organizations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world. It is a non- profit US entity under 501c3 public charity focused on education and research on diversity and inclusion around the world. Details at  www.centreforglobalinclusion.org

Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks Standards support organizations globally in the development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) best practices. GDIB was developed by 95 Expert Panelists from around the world, and co-authors Julie O’Mara (Former National President American Society for Training & Development) and Alan Richter, Ph.D. GDIB supports workplace D&I and describes People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership as its focus.

HR Metrics is a Consulting Company with a mission to provide evidence-based tools to capitalize on employees’ talent for leveraging organization sustainable performance in verifiable terms. We believe that HR department can demonstrate significant value by creating opportunities that leverage the human experience to address organizational needs or solve issues by capturing talent; understanding markets, utilizing diverse perspectives for innovation, knowing how and how not to pitch products. Diversity provides the potential for greater innovation and creativity. Inclusion enables organizations to realize the business benefits of this potential.

“As the concept of bottom line impact expands from 3P: People, Planet, Profit to 5P: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership, organizations realize that inclusivity is the road to sustainable growth for greater good of society, the unique value proposition of GDIB is that it provides comprehensive check lists which promote line of sight between operational procedures and organization’s sustainability.”

Zahid Mubarik

Member Board of Directors The Centre for Global Inclusion USA

D&I Think Tank

Think Tank comprises of highly accomplished society leaders who have championed D&I in respective circle of influence and willing to support its growth in Pakistan

Diversity & Inclusion C-Suite Network

C-Suite executives, having demonstrated contribution towards growth of D&I at an organizational level, are eligible to become members of this network. They should be willing to contribute towards society by taking part in D&I strategy meetings twice a year;  network with Think Tank CEOs to develop D&I strategy; act as speaker, panelist, trainer, jury during the conference and take part in research.

 

Following is the process:

  • Diversity Hub will invite selective C Suite practitioners to join the network.
  • Upon consent, Diversity Hub will share a web link to sign free user agreement by the practitioner for using Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB) Standard by Centre for Global Inclusion USA.
  • After signing the user agreement, GDIB Standard copy will be shared with the member.
  • Diversity Hub will provide a template to respective Network member to choose and intimate an area of expertise out of 14 categories of GDIB Standard. If necessary, Diversity Hub will arrange a virtual briefing on GDIB standard for the members.
  • Diversity Hub will seek availability and engagement of members for an upcoming meeting, conference, seminar, training, research or awards.
  • Diversity Hub will arrange a coaching session by Think Tank CEOs for network members on “Critical Competencies for C-Suite Women to become Effective Board Members”. This is optional to attend and a fee will be charged to participants.
  • Network members will also be expected to mentor one D&I Champion in a respective area of expertise within/outside own organization.
  • Diversity Hub will consult the network members on D&I projects to seek their engagement.

Critical Competencies for C-Suite Women to Become Effective Board Member (6 Mar 2018, Marriott Karachi)

Pakistan Companies Act 2017 makes it mandatory for public interest organization to have minimum one female at board. Currently there are 585 Public Listed Companies in Pakistan and according to “Women on Board” statistics only 8.5% companies have women female directors (Related 4.9, Unrelated 3.6). To facilitate organization in developing high performing women executives for board responsibilities, one-day coaching program is planned at Karachi. Following are key features of this program.

  • Program will be conducted by renowned CEOs/board members
  • Members of the D&I C-Suite Network are eligible to attend as participants.
  • Coaching sessions will be developed around following critical competencies at the board level:
    • Leadership and Navigation Skills
    • Business and Financial Acumen for Board Member
    • Critical Thinking and Using Data for Decision Making
    • Developing High Performance Culture
    • Ethics, Values and Relationship Management
    • Communicating with Impact

Participation Fees:

SHRM Members: Rs 72,000

Non Members : Rs 96,000

 

This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. For more information about certification or recertification www.shrmcertification.org

Diversity & Inclusion Champions

Middle to senior HR practitioners, having a strong passion for the growth of D&I at workplace, are eligible to become member of this group. They should be willing to provide support to C-Suite Network in introducing D&I initiatives at an organization level.

Following are the objectives:

  • Facilitate organizations in developing a business case for D&I to establish its linkage with organization’s sustainability through bottom line impact.
  • Educate the procedure of D&I gap analysis in 14 key business processes at organization to determine readiness at 5 levels (Inactive, Reactive, Proactive, Progressive, best Practices).

Following is the process of joining this group:

  1. Diversity Hub will identify and also seek the recommendation of C-Suite Network to invite D&I Champion to be part of this group.
  2. Upon his/her consent, Diversity Hub will share the web link to sign free user agreement for using Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB) Standard by The Centre for Global Inclusion USA.
  3. After signing the user agreement, GDIB Standard copy will be shared with the D&I champion.
  4. Diversity Hub will provide a template to the Champion to choose and intimate his/her area of passion out of 14 categories of GDIB Standard. If necessary.
  5. Diversity Hub will engage champions for the upcoming meeting, conference, seminar, training, research or awards.
  6. Champions will be expected to become mentee of C-Suite Network in the respective area of expertise within/outside own organization.
  7. Champions will also be expected to facilitate next generation of HR professionals/student in their applied research and projects on D&I.

Participation Fee:
SHRM Members : Rs 23,000
Non-Members : Rs 25,000

Fees is inclusive for the following complimentary opportunities:

  • D&I Conference (7 Mar 2018)
  • D&I Champions Workshop (at Lahore 22 Feb, Karachi 9 Mar, Islamabad 15 Mar)
  • Weekly D&I virtual sessions on each of the 14 categories of GDIB as per following schedule.

This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. For more information about certification or recertification www.shrmcertification.org

Diversity & Inclusion Research and Awards 2018

The objective of the D&I award is to recognize the efforts by the organizations in Pakistan to integrate diversity and inclusion in their systems in a way that D&I is not taken as defensively as a matter of legal or ethical compliance but as a strategic asset, to compete in the market.

Participating organizations will be expected to analyze their level of readiness to integrate D&I in 14 key business processes and determine their readiness at 5 levels (Inactive, Reactive, Proactive, Progressive, Best Practices).

Awards will be based on the evidence provided by the organization to support their disclosed level of the D&I readiness.

Following procedure will be followed:

  • Diversity Hub will select members of high professional standing for the Jury panel for D&I Award 2018.
  • D&I Research and Awards information will be shared with all the organizations via email/social media during Nov 2017.
  • Briefing sessions on “How to fill the 14 Categories Checklist?” will be held at 6-7 pm from 12-14 Dec 2017 via Webex (Audio/ Video)
  • Organizations will have to fill the checklist for a single or as many as 14 categories of awards, and will be expected to provide the supporting evidence such as case study, testimonials, references, project descriptions, videos, photographs and published articles (as applicable).
  • Regular submission deadline is 31 Dec 2017
  • Entry Fee per category is Rs 20,000.
  • Jury meeting will be held on 30 Jan 2018 to decide the awards winners for the respective category.
  • The awards will be presented during D&I Conference on 7 Mar 2018 (a day before Women’s Day).
  • CEOs/CHROs of organizations who will be recipients of the Best Practices Award may be invited as speaker/panelist in D&I Conference in Karachi on 7 Mar 2018. Their success stories will be featured in the D&I magazine by HR Metrics and recommended for publishing in international newsletter by the Centre for Global & Inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion Conference: (7 Mar 2018, Marriott Karachi)

The Conference will be held in Karachi on 7 Mar 2018. This is an opportunity to speak, share, learn and network with leaders of D&I role model organizations in Pakistan.

Participation Fee:

SHRM Members : Rs 18,000

Non-Member : Rs 24,000

Fees for round table of 6 persons : Rs. 100,000

This program is valid for 6 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification.

For more information about certification or recertification www.shrmcertification.org

Women Leadership Program (29 – 30 March, Karachi & 5 – 6 Apr, Lahore)

To develop a pipeline of women for C-Suite positions in the organizations, 2 days’ program will be arranged on 29- 30 March 2018 Karachi & 5 – 6 April 2018 Lahore. The program will also combine study visits to 2018 D&I Best Practices Award Winner organizations.

  • Program will be conducted by the members of D&I C-Suite Network
  • High potential women in managerial cadre are eligible to attend as participant.
  • Participation fee is Rs 50,000 per participant (boarding and lodging not included).
  • Learning sessions will be focused on the around following competencies at management level:
    • Leadership and Navigation Skills
    • Business and Financial Acumen for C-Suite
    • Critical Thinking and Using Data for Decision Making
    • Developing High Performance Culture
    • Ethics, Values and Relationship Management
    • Communicating with Impact

Participation Fee:

SHRM Members : Rs 36,000

Non Member : Rs 48,000

 

This program is valid for 12 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. For more

information about certification or recertification www.shrmcertification.org

Diversity & Inclusion Magazine

The “Workforce Tomorrow Magazine” by HR Metrics has circulation of printed copies to top 500 companies in Pakistan, and 300 soft copies internationally. It provides unmatched opportunity to globally brand your D&I practices, research, products and services.

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