From the Blog
Oct 11, 2019
The importance of managing cultural diversity has never been more relevant than it is today. Cultures are interconnecting faster than ever before. Organisations, miniatures of wider society, are operating in an increasingly globalised network. Cultural diversity needs to be examined in more detail and appropriately addressed, especially in culturally diverse organisations. Dr Richard T Alpert, president of Diversity Resources Massachusetts argues “that from our increasingly diverse domestic workforce to the globalisation of business, cultural competence is arguably the most important skill for effective work performance in the 21st century”. Cultural competence is the ability to interact effectively with people from different …
Diversity Charter Ireland is in a network of 24 national diversity charters across the EU. We support each other and share information about the latest developments in equality and diversity in the workplace.
You are welcome to join us, all you need to do is read the text of Diversity Charter Ireland discuss it with your team, and email us to find out the next signing date.
There are 56 signatories in Diversity Charter Ireland. We estimate that our companies cover over 130,000 employees in Ireland. Thus far we have run three annual Irish National Diversity Days, with a range of diversity activities in enterprises and held ten networking meetings, some involving master class inputs. Signatories, as a community of Diversity and Inclusion practitioners, are uniquely placed to build best practice in managing diversity, preventing discrimination and promoting equality in the workplace.
If you are interested contact email@example.com for further information.
EU Diversity Charter Platform
We are actively involved in the EU Diversity Charter Platform,a project funded by the EU Commission with 5,500 over companies and public institutions signing national Diversity Charters in 24 countries across Europe. Diversity Charters in the EU are business led partnerships of employers that seek to improve the diversity and inclusion competency of all stakeholders. Diversity Charter Ireland were delighted that the EU Commission DG-Justice and the Department of Justice and Equality in Ireland partnered with us to deliver the 7th international diversity conference in Dublin Castle. For more see https://bit.ly/2p3qE12 @DivCharterIRE #DiversityEU
Rights, Equality and Citizen (REC) Project with the EU Commission
We are a lead partner in the International project Diversity@Work in partnership with 10 European counteries. This project involves recruiting personnel in organisations (private comapneis, public bodies, SMEs and NGOs) to develop a Diversity Implementation Toolkit, with a range of practical, user-friendly tools to support the delivery of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policies, procedures and measures. The second strand involves the development of online training modules on diversity, culture and unconscious bias.