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

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.

© 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

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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