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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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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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Diversity & InclusionDiversity, Equity, & Inclusion 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 DEI and general information on this topic.

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

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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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InfographicsOur DEI 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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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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LGBTQAI+Since the 1990’s, the LGBTQIA+ 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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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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Race & Social JusticeRacial and social inequality continue to be a major issue in the United States and has become more apparent due to COVID-19 disproportionately affecting people of color and recent acts of violence against African Americans. Here are ways to address these issues in the workplace and community.
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We encourage you, your friends, colleagues, family, and leaders of your organization to sign our pledge to stand with the Black community. By signing the pledge here you recognize it’s not enough to not be racist. We must be actively anti-racist and against racial injustice.

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.

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.

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The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program prepares professionals to create and implement highly successful DEI 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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The National Diversity Council has designed a special executive education experience for people at the vice president level or higher who wish to excel in inclusion, strategy, communication, and influence.

The content focuses on strategy, communication, and influence which is tailored to and is more important for the vice president level executives and above than for mid and lower levels professionals.

The program offers a ‘certification’ in the form of the DiversityFIRST™ Certified Diversity Executive (DFCDE) designation.

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The DiversityFIRST™ Virtual Suite offers top-notch learning solutions to enhance skills, energize behavior into action, and engage employees as valued contributors to business success and to strategic efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The National Diversity Consultant and Training Center is the premier provider of training for diversity, equity and inclusion. An arm of the National Diversity Council we are thought leaders, faculty and instructors who can combine the content from different offerings to provide a customized solution that best fits your organizational needs.

We assist in bringing to life the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion while deepening the organization’s knowledge and commitment to accountability at all levels. We believe that an inclusive and equitable workplace is the responsibility of every single person in the organization. We engage with your organization in any point of your DEI journey.

Our goal is to assist in building a successful, innovative, and inclusive workforce culture.

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The NDC Index is a measurement of organizational commitment to diversity, equity, 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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