Many HR and L&OD professionals in BANGALORE are now seeking a credible professional certification program on Diversity and Inclusion. It is easy to attend a D&I champion certification program from the comfort of your home and office by signing up for Strengthscape’s Live Virtual D&I Champion certification program.
Diversity and Inclusion is a relatively new branch of Organization Development that requires the leader to build capability in a diverse set of competencies. The D&I champion certification program, that you can attend from BANGALORE as well as any other part of the world, addresses the
Following competencies apart from the core competencies of understanding Diversity and mastering Inclusion building techniques:
Inter-Culture Praxis: Cultural context of the work environment existing in various locations of an organization. In organizations that have operations in multiple countries, an understanding of how local culture drives decision making, selection and employee communication in a multicultural environment presents immense complexity. Cross-cultural understanding reinforced with knowledge of the local market leads to better understanding of consumer behaviour and therefore better marketing strategies.
Communication: Because most culture change initiatives require mastery of communication in different situations and mediums, D&I initiatives’ success depends on effective communication – in both one to one and one to many formats. Diversity and Inclusion projects must be viewed as projects requiring significant change management. Communication, during organizational change projects is so vital that you can seldom over-communicate. Many leaders who have led successful change management projects express the need for “over-communicating” during change initiatives. Lack of or inappropriate communication is a frequent complaint by employees during organizational change projects.
Project Management: Cultural change projects are usually long term. To maintain the interest of the stakeholders, it must also delivery some early benefits to the organization. It is necessary that anyone training to lead D&I initiatives must have good project management skills. Even though the D&I initiative is well conceived, adequately funded, appropriately resourced with talented and specialist resources, if the efforts of all the stakeholders and the project team are not skilfully coordinated and managed, the project may overrun the budget, fail to meet the timelines, or fall short on quality.
Stakeholder Management: Engaging stakeholders and managing their expectations is an important ingredient for successful project delivery. And yet, it is often regarded as a fringe activity or one that can be delegated to inexperienced team members. Stakeholders must be able to define what’s in it for them in and thus respond positively to the D&I initiatives. Because project managers may not have enough influence or formal power of authority, they often rely on various stakeholders to achieve the D&I initiatives.
Here are some of the roles and responsibilities of a D&I Champion
- Identify pre-dominant identity groups among employees
- Identify and apply industry best practices through a systems-thinking approach
- Illustrate the value of diversity and inclusion initiatives to various stakeholders
- Manage cultural change projects in line with the Diversity & Inclusion charter
- Assess, review and modify organizational policies in order to achieve D&I objectives as per the agreed charter.