Diversity Council Reading Room

The Diversity Council Reading Room provides a compilation of articles, checklist, research reports and other resources designed to benefit diversity councils.

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  • This article outlines the various phases of The Diversity Journey - revealing

    The Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit Directory, 2nd Edition is a 288-page directory that contains over 650 career-focused, national newsletters, magazines, journals, web sites, job banks and job boards targeting college-educated African American, Arab American, Asian American, Hispanic and Native American professionals. This informative resource also contains 40 pages of strategies and over 1,000 additional diversity recruitment advertising resources including listings of associations, recruitment marketing companies, and government agencies.

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    how diversity councils can create a diversity plan that has value, integrity, and sustainability for your organization. Everywhere we look we are encouraged to embrace diversity. Our hearts are in the right place, but how can we be more proactive with our efforts in the workplace? Implementing a diversity council is an excellent way to demonstrate acceptance and support of every member of your organization, but it calls for careful planning. A well-organized, strategic diversity council can play a major role in the success of an organization's diversity initiative.

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  • As organizations examine how to include a culture of diversity, structure and internal reviews will play a key role in guiding their efforts. Through diversity programs may vary in name, members and mission, there are three basic models – the executive-level leadership structure, the broad-based diversity advisory groups, and the employee-driven diversity advocacy or affinity groups. These groups, through different in mission and membership, often are referred to as “ Diversity Councils.” And as they determine which structure fits their culture, key questions must be answered.

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  • The Anheuser-Busch Diversity Councils Best Practices Study

    By: The GilDeane Group, Inc.

    Sponsored by: Anheuser-Busch

    The Anheuser-Busch Diversity Councils Best Practices Study In 2005, Anheuser-Busch contracted with The GilDeane Group Inc. to conduct, on its behalf, a brief study of diversity-council best practices. The practices of nine companies are described in this report. This study describes two distinct approaches to diversity councils. The first may be called an Integrated Global Strategic Approach out of which effective diversity councils emerge. The second, the Program Approach, utilizes an informal structure with an emphasis on activities and education.

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