Diversity Learning Series  -- LEAD A SERIES IN YOUR REGION


An ideal Licensee should:

  • Enjoy and be energized by organizing, managing details, networking and engaging in promotional activities.
  • Have at least 5 years experience of Diversity & Inclusion work, either as an internal manager or as an external consultant.
  • Be familiar with the corporate landscape in his or her area, both in terms of contacts and the status of diversity initiatives.
  • Have proven experience in developing training programs, instructional designs, and interactive learning experiences so that she or he can adequately review, critique, make recommendations for and help design the workshops.
  • Have successfully managed a business unit or small business.  A Diversity Learning Series is also a business model, so having a business already up and running with the necessary support people, graphics people, webmaster, and office equipment and other services is the most ideal situation. In addition to paying the license fees owed to The GilDeane Group, Inc., a prospective Licensee should possess adequate funds to start-up a Series.
  • Last, but not least, have a passion for facilitating fairness, equity and inclusion for all people as well as a curiosity about cultural differences.


The Diversity Learning Series – Bay Area is currently forming in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out how your company can sponsor and participate.


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"The NW Diversity Learning Series has played an important part in our diversity and inclusion strategy of engaging business leaders in the effort. It?s created and expanded their awareness of both the issues and business impacts of diversity and inclusion; connected them to diversity and inclusion thought leaders; and provided them the opportunity to network with other organizations? leaders and HR professionals who share the same diversity and inclusion challenges. The result is a diversity and inclusion initiative that is more widely championed by the business leaders and therefore more likely to reach and influence a broader group of people(employees, customers, business partners)."

—Michelle Clements
Sr. VP of Human Resources
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)

"The Northwest Diversity Learning Series is a model of inclusion and collaboration. Nowhere in the country do major corporations come together to plan joint diversity education and learning as we do in the northwest. The Series is a "best practice" that should be duplicatedin other parts of the country.

Building inclusive leaders is a growing imperative as companies, governments, NGOs and communities seek progressive ways to collaborate and solve societal problems at the local, national and international levels. I am convinced that efforts to solve these issues will require the type of inclusive mindset that the Learning Series helps to create and sustain.

Barbara Deane has been a champion and leader in these efforts for years, and I laud her desire to expand the series to other communitiesaround the country."

—Effenus Henderson
Chief Diversity Officer
Weyerhaeuser Company

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