Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB)
The GDIB identifies standards for excellent diversity & inclusion work. Julie O'Mara and Alan Richter, working with an 80-person Expert Panel around the world, have designed the benchmarks to be universal. The 13 categories in four groups -- Foundation, Bridging, Internal and External -- are usable for all types and sizes of organizations in all sectors around the world. The GDIB Model for the D&I field illustrates the breadth, scope, and relationship of various categories of work. There are five levels of benchmarks for each category, with the top level generally considered best practices. GDIB is free of charge, but permission is required. See the inside front cover for information on receiving the Permission Agreement or contact Julie O'Mara at Julie@omaraassoc.com.

The Global D&I Benchmarks document is available in these downloadable versions:
Standard Version designed to print on US Letter Size paper
This is the best choice for viewing on a computer screen in the US. It can also be printed single-sided or double sided. If printed single-sided it is a total of 46 pages. If printed double-sided it is a total of 24 pages. There are no "blank" pages as text will print on both sides of the paper; therefore each of the 13 categories will appear back-to-back.
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Standard Version designed to print on A4 paper
This is the best choice for viewing on a computer screen. It can be printed single-sided or double sided. If printed single-sided it is a total of 46 pages. If printed double-sided it is a total of 24 pages. There are no "blank" pages, therefore each of the 13 categories will appear on either the left or right side of the page.
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Book Version designed to print on US Letter Size paper
The Book Version is the best choice for printing and binding GDIB. It is set up like a book with, for example, each of the pages listing the benchmarks in each of the 13 categories appearing on the right side. When printed double-sided it is 23 pages. If can be printed single-sided but you would probably not want to do that.
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Book Version designed to print on A4 paper
The Book Version is the best choice for printing and binding GDIB. It is set up like a book with, for example, each of the pages listing the benchmarks in each of the 13 categories appearing on the right side. When printed double-sided it is 23 pages. If can be printed single-sided but you would probably not want to do that.
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Alternate Format / Microsoft® Word version
This version is text only. It is provided for people with vision disabilities. It is also provided for users who may want to customize the content.
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General Purpose GDIB Slide Deck / 18-minute Tutorial
This deck of 19 slides with notes (See the Notes view) can be used as a general presentation for most purposes where you want to describe the GDIB. This deck does not contain activities; it is simply delivering information on the GDIB and how it works. The deck can be used as a "starter" deck for you to add, subtract, and change slides to create your own presentation. It can also be used as a tutorial to educate yourself and others on the GDIB. One can simply read the slides and the notes to learn the main provisions of the GDIB. We highly recommend that all users go through this 18-minute tutorial as it will probably answer many questions for you. That along with reading the GDIB itself will help you understand the GDIB.
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© 2014, 2011, 2006 by Julie O'Mara and Alan Richter. The GDIB is shared at no cost for all to use. However, you must seek permission. See permissions agreement information from the authors or at www.diversitycollegium.org.





O'Mara and Associates is an organizational development, training and consulting firm, specializing in leadership, facilitation, and full-service diversity and inclusion services. We are known for quality, practical, customer-focused work in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Some assignments are multi-year, large-scale projects that involve associates as strategic partners and/or specialists in specific areas of focus. Other assignments are shorter in duration and scope and may involve only Julie O'Mara. We offer many leadership and diversity assessment coaching tools and can provide services to assist you in implementing the tools, if needed.

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