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Welcome to the DiversityFIRST™ Toolkit, a resource offered to our National Diversity Council partners across the U.S. Whether you are a driver or a champion of diversity in your organization, the toolkit offers you a variety of perspectives and best practices to advance diversity and inclusion efforts while adding value to the business. In today’s changing environment, understanding of diversity as a business imperative is critical to enhance collaboration, foster innovation and increase productivity. With a focus on the needs of our partners, the… See More

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Diversity & InclusionDiversity & Inclusion (D&I) is essential to building profits, developing talent, and capturing market share in today’s changing environment. This content area offers insight into the compelling business case for D&I and general information on this topic.

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InfographicsOur D&I infographics combine visuals with facts, statistics and trends on a variety of groups and topics – all delivered through the eye of knowledgeable sources. Digest information quickly with our shareable infographics.

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HealthcarePerhaps no other segment of the economy confronts diversity on as many fronts, or has as many challenges, as healthcare. Explore how the industry is addressing these issues while striving to improve outcomes in diversity management and consumer experience.

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GenderOrganizations that understand and address gender issues in the workplace are better positioned to attract, retain and engage a significant segment of the population – women. This content area offers information on the general state of women and trends in the gender discourse.

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Cultural CompetenceSuccess in today’s multicultural environment requires competence in cross-cultural behavior. Workforce effectiveness, creativity and adaptability are enhanced as cultural competencies are strengthened. Learn about the value and benefits of cultural competence.

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Diversity Marketing & RecruitingAs the U.S. becomes more diverse, smart companies are tailoring their marketing efforts to reach different racial and ethnic backgrounds, age groups and lifestyles. Learn about the business case and how companies ensure their competitive advantage in today’s diverse marketplace.

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Legal IndustryAdvancing diversity within the legal profession, from law schools, law firms, corporations, and the judiciary is an issue receiving ever greater scrutiny, with long-term societal implications. See the latest issues, status and recommendations.

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Global DiversityGlobal diversity efforts vary by country and region. While most D&I initiatives in the global space focus on gender, efforts to include people with disabilities, LGBT people, and ethnic and religious minorities are also surfacing. Gain insight into the opportunities and challenges of global diversity.

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Multigenerational DiversityChanges are taking place in the workforce at an unprecedented pace, with four distinct generations vying for attention – each with unique needs, approaches and expectations. With an even newer generation on the horizon (Gen Z), it is important to know how to build the best possible organization.

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LGBTQ+Since the 1990’s, the LGBTQ+ community has successfully advanced its issues and quest for acceptance to the forefront of social and employment equality initiatives.. Your success in the marketplace may well depend on how well versed and prepared you are to address this burgeoning segment of society.

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COVID has NO face! With the concerns of COVID-19, Asian Americans have experienced isolation and discrimination due to the origin of the virus. The National Diversity Council has created the hashtags #COVIDhasNOface and #StandwithNDC to stop xenophia and show our support in creating an inclusive and caring community for all. Join us in spreading the message.


The National Diversity Council is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the National Diversity Council, launched in the fall of 2008. The National Diversity Council is a forerunner of community-based, national organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the country. It is currently made up of state and regional councils, the National Women’s Council, the Council for Corporate Responsibility, and the Center for Community Leadership.

The vision of the National Diversity Council is to cultivate a nationwide network of affiliated councils to advance diversity and inclusion by transforming our work places and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our statewide and regional affiliates, which foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives.

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The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program prepares professionals to create and implement highly successful D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and on-going professional development through the DiversityFIRST™ Graduate Network.

Graduates of the program are recognized as a NDCCDP (National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional).

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Our consulting services can dramatically improve the relevance and sustainability of your diversity and inclusion initiatives. With discounted services available to further enhance the value of your National Diversity Council membership, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this benefit. Learn more

The NDC Index is a measurement of organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion among companies in the U.S. The index rates companies on CEO engagement as well as corporate initiatives, policies, and programs in support of inclusion.

The NDC Index recognizes companies with a 100 score as the Best Companies in the U.S.

It focuses on six major areas:

  • Workforce Profile
  • CEO Engagement
  • Policies, Benefits, and Initiatives
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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DiversityFIRST™ Jobs is an online employment solution for people seeking jobs and employers in need of creating a diverse workforce.

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