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The Centre for Global Inclusion

The Centre for Global Inclusion is a nonprofit public charity and home of the GDIB. Founding Board members are Julie O’Mara as Board Chair and President, Alan Richter as Treasurer, and Nene Molefi as Secretary. Many people and organizations have been, are, and will be involved in helping The Centre be a success. Please scroll below for information on our Staff, our Expert Panelists, our Board, our Global Advisory Council and our Committees.  We welcome volunteers.

Our Mission

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.

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The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB) and all related tools and materials are now part of The Centre for Global Inclusion along with many other services – and more to come — that will help meet our mission.

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Goals & Strategies

  • Continuing research on the evolution and effectiveness of D&I practices of organizations in various sectors, industries and regions around the world.
  • Translations of the GDIB into other languages beginning with Spanish and French.
  • Customized GDIB editions for sectors, industries, approaches, and regions.
  • Case studies and video-based educational tools.
  • Self-paced online learning tools and blogs.
  • Live and archived webinars.
  • Infographics.
  • Gatherings of practitioners to improve D&I.
  • Extensive use of social media.
  • Educational tools and resources.
  • Journal articles and conference presentations.
  • Resources that create an extensive global footprint.

As a pioneer in Diversity and Inclusion, our firm has witnessed the evolution of this discipline and how its value is globally viewed.  The impact of the collection of viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives utilized to develop the GDIB is immeasurable for both experienced and new practitioners.  Not only is it easy to understand and connect to daily activity, but it is developed in a way that ensures Diversity and Inclusion findings can be built upon.

Larry Yon
Chief Operating Officer
B&C International, Inc.

Expert Panelists

Global Advisory Council

The Global Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors of The Centre for Global Inclusion and supports The Centre in numerous ways. The mission of The Centre 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.

Board of Directors

The Centre for Global Inclusion Board is a legal board with the typical fiduciary duties expected for a nonprofit 501c3 (US IRS status). 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.  This board is just being formed. It is the initial “start-up” board, designed to help shape the organization.  While the ByLaws provide for a Board of up to 15 members, we are inviting fewer at this time and then we will seek assistance of the Board in inviting others to become members of this Board as well as members of committees, task forces, alliances and other groups.

Alliances

The Centre is pleased to announce alliances with other nonprofits with similar missions, goals and objectives. Our alliance is about mutual support to help each other be more effective in our quest to improve diversity and inclusion work around the world. There is no charge to form an Alliance – just an agreement to be mutually supportive and promote each other’s organizations in the best way possible. If you are interested in forming an Alliance with us, please email us at thecentre@centreforglobalinclusion.org.

More coming soon.

Work Groups

We are seeking volunteers for the following work groups.  We are in the early planning stages of forming these groups and, therefore, it is an opportunity for those early joiners to determine their scope and activities.  If you are interested in serving in a group, please tell us what skills, knowledge and abilities you can offer to your group of choice by emailing thecentre@centreforglobalinclusion.org.  Currently there is no funding for the following:

Staff

The staff for The Centre for Global Inclusion has plans to grow as financial resources become more available. Currently, Julie O’Mara, President and Board Chair, is serving as interim Executive Director on a volunteer basis; and Jessamine Montero-Michaels is serving as Managing Director, also on a volunteer basis.  It is anticipated that these will be paid positions soon.  The others listed are contractors to The Centre.  Many volunteers are needed.  Please see our Committee volunteer opportunities.  Thank you for considering volunteering.

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