has developed a Six Phase Diversity Management
Process© to guide organizations through
the long and complex effort of creating a diversity
management framework. This unique process is designed
specifically for those individuals who have been charged
by their organization to design, develop and implement
following the key steps outlined by IEC, organizations
can build and maintain support for their diversity initiatives
and avoid the pitfalls associated with many diversity
management programs. IEC’s process also allows
organizations to benchmark the diversity management
accomplishments of other public and private sector organizations.
Six Phase Diversity Management Process is designed to
promote lasting change in an organization’s culture.
This is accomplished by developing diversity initiatives
around an organization’s systems, people and culture.
Lasting change is best achieved when an organization
is simultaneously examined from each of these three
figure above depicts IEC’s Process. It is circular
to reflect the principle of continuous improvement,
which all successful diversity management efforts must
embrace. Diversity management is not a one-time event;
rather it is a long-term process aligned with business