Closing The Diversity Gap By Integrating Cutting Edge Research In Your Association
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When you look out at your association meeting, how diverse is your audience? Does your board understand what it is and what they can do about it? Get a sneak peek of the latest diversity research and ...

When you look out at your association meeting, how diverse is your audience? Does your board understand what it is and what they can do about it? Get a sneak peek of the latest diversity research and how you can make it come to life in your association. You’ll learn how to get beyond information overload. Hear how other associations have integrated research and walk away with the start of an action plan you can use right away.

Cynthia D'Amour, MBA, leadership strategist, People Power Unlimited, LLC

Suzanne C. Pine, CAE, AMC, national accounts, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • Introduce ourselves Sue do slide
  • Cyn Have attendees jot down their definition. Share at tables. Q: How many of you wrote down the exact same thing?
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  • Sue Ask participants to raise hands if they have an official diversity stmt. Compare to results from SHRM 2008 study.
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  • Sue Diversity if very complex. No one best way to approach diversity programs. Hard to go deep enough to measure with individuals Best hope m/b at org level.
  • Cyn Ask participants to write down a number 1-10 – 10 high How committed is your board? 1-10 Share how people judge if committed: sr. officer, CEO commitment, mission and value statements re diversity, budget line item for div. rel efforts, communication vehicles, empl affinity groups, metrics, supplier diversity.
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Closing The Diversity Gap By Integrating Cutting Edge Research In Your Association Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Content Leaders: Cynthia D’Amour, MBA, Leadership Strategist, People Power Unlimited Sue Pine, CAE, AMC National Accounts, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Connecting Great Ideas and Great People www.asaecenter.org Closing the Diversity Gap by Integrating Cutting-Edge Research in Your Association Date August 18, 2009 Time 9:00 – 10:15 AM
  • 2. How We Got Here
    • In 2007 the ASAE Board approved the Diversity Committee’s proposal to include diversity as a part of its multi-year strategic plan.
    • In support of the Diversity Initiative, the Research Department also began a multi-year study of diversity in associations.
  • 3. How We Got Here, continued
    • The study has been designed by Dr. Mary Tschirhart, Director of the Nonprofit Center at North Carolina State University.
    • The three-phased research study will conclude in the coming year
  • 4. How We Got Here, continued
      • Phase 1: Literature Review
      • Phase 2: Meta-Analysis of research already available
      • Phase 3: A comprehensive survey of diversity practices in association management .
  • 5. How Do YOU Define Diversity?
  • 6. Narrow vs. Broad Definitions
    • Economic, Political, Goodwill ROI
    • Focused on management goals
    • Learning styles, education discipline, experience, etc.
    • Help specific disadvantaged groups
    • Demonstrate commitment
    • Race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability
  • 7. Add to the Complexity – Legislation!
    • Civil Rights Act 1964 - Title VII
    • 1965 Executive Order 11246
    • Later on added pregnancy, age and disability
    • Affirmative Action and EEOC
  • 8. 4 Paradigms of Diversity in Orgs
    • Discrimination & Fairness – Access & opportunity
    • Access & Legitimacy - Someone like me
    • Learning & Effectiveness – Play nice & profit
    • Value & Integrating –
    • Better together
  • 9. Terms
    • Diversity – Who?
    • Inclusion – How?
    • Diversity
    • Work place culture
    • Diversity & inclusion
    • Diversity management
    • Global diversity
  • 10. Do You Have an Official Diversity Statement?
    • SHM 2008 75% NP did not
    • May send messages to groups
    • Self-fulfilling prophecies
  • 11. THE BIZ CASE FOR DIVERSITY
  • 12. 4 Main Clusters of Benefits
    • Employee talent base
    • Internal work processes
    • External mktg interactions
    • Competiveness & adaptability
  • 13. Food for Thought
    • May reinforce stereotypes
    • Broad glosses history
    • Workplace can take on moral issues – beyond profits
    • Opportunity for win-win
  • 14. WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE FOR THE BIZ CASE SAY?
  • 15. 10 Broad Conclusions from Review
    • Cannot assume if A then B
    • Increased opps for conflict
    • No guarantee  performance
    • No guarantee  profits
    • Commitment  ability
  • 16. 10 Broad Conclusions from Review contd.
    • Mkt impact = anecdotal
    • Type of diversity matters
    • Social ID can change
    • Training may  LT change
    • Situational factors matter
  • 17. What does the evidence for the biz case MEAN?
  • 18. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES
  • 19. How committed are you - really?
  • 20. 7 Competencies D&I Practitioners The Conference Board (Lahiri 2008)
    • Change management
    • Global perspective
    • Business acumen
    • Strategic Ext. Relations
    • Visionary & Strategic Ldrshp
    • Integrity
    • HR Disciplines
  • 21. Diversity Training Findings
    • Lack of needs assessment
    • Lack of support from top
    • Lots of tools available
    • Lack of research re tools
  • 22. What Does Your Diversity Program Look Like?
    • Orientation shapes program
    • Goals linked to Biz case leads to activity
  • 23. Choices for Diversity Training
    • Awareness
    • Skill-based
    • Combo
  • 24. Other Training Findings
    • Confrontation
    • Same vs. mixed groups
    • Minority vs. not trainer
    • Potential benefits inspire
  • 25. Resources
    • Two Available White Papers:
      • Literature Review –
      • Meta-Analysis of research already available
  • 26. Contact Information Cynthia D’Amour, MBA Leadership Strategist People Power Unlimited [email_address] 734-994-0097 Sue Pine, CAE AMC National Accounts Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau [email_address] 215-431-3678 SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! Annual Meeting & Expo August 21 - 24, 2010 Los Angeles, CA