The IDEA Dashboard is a holistic assessment tool that allows organizations to assess their progress in six interconnected areas that need to be addressed to create an Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Anti-racist (IDEA) workplace. It includes 67 questions related to organizational actions and outcomes that are based on DiversiPro’s Six Cylinders™ Framework developed over years of implementation of employment systems reviews and aligned with the internationally recognized maturity model Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDEIB). In addition, the tool has the ability to showcase and compare your organization’s demographics vs. Statistics Canada’s up-to-date workforce availability data across each province. When you complete the IDEA Dashboard assessment, you will get a complete and holistic picture of your organization’s progress and receive data-driven recommendations on how to make improvements within six key areas of your organization.
Your score is calculated by a proprietary algorithm and is based on the number of key actions and outcomes your organization achieved in each key area. It employs an intuitive scoring system where Good (Green) is assigned if you score over x%, Needs Improvement (Amber) if you score between x-x%, and Unsatisfactory (Red) when you score below %.
The IDEA acronym in DiversiPro’s work within the diversity and equity arena, stands for Inclusion, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism.
DiversiPro believes in taking a holistic approach to helping organizations drive meaningful, transformative change to create a more inclusive workplace. To accomplish this task, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work must include efforts to tackle and eliminate racism.
If we don’t name it, we can’t fix it. Most DEI initiatives do not address or uncover the root cause of racism and therefore have been ineffective in supporting change at the systemic level. After working with a wide range of organizations for nearly 25 years, DiversiPro believes that impactful and meaningful change can only occur when an organization addresses racism to successfully create an anti-racist culture.
DiversiPro’s Six Cylinders™ Framework is a methodology that focuses on the key areas of any organization that has 50 or more employees and wants to have a diverse, inclusive and productive workplace.
This framework is used to diagnose the current IDEA state of an organization, quickly identifies IDEA gaps, and provides a roadmap to use in implementing and developing new policies, practices and processes.
The DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ and its reports will make organizations more attuned and aligned with best IDEA practices. Organizations will be able to more accurately design and monitor programs and initiatives to create more inclusive workplaces. It will help organizations to become preferred places of work and business.
Yes. There is a comprehensive 6-week program that allows an organization’s internal team to understand and use the Dashboard effectively. The program involves working sessions and focuses on the following:
With the DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ organizations will have the insights and benchmarks needed to accurately present, design, and implement sustainable DEI programs with clarity and impact. It will also help organizations:
IDEA is an emerging and rapidly growing discipline within the HR field that is quickly becoming an essential and expected competency within corporations. As subject matter experts and advisors, HR professionals and IDEA consultants are continuously looking for innovative, reliable, and outcome-driven tools to help them highlight, analyze, advocate, and advance IDEA initiatives within their organizations.
The DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ offers powerful and efficient means of tracking and reporting out on IDEA programs. It will empower users to make decisions based on evidence and data and not just conjecture. The DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ offers high Return on Investment in terms of time and energy spent on it and is therefore cost effective.
The DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ will provide HR professionals and IDEA leads with a snapshot, data-driven view of their organization’s ability to manage, track and report on the progress of their IDEA initiatives. Leaders can feel confident in their decision-making and planning processes, knowing they have access to the organizational insights and benchmarks needed to effectively develop, measure, and sustain IDEA programs.
The DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ is designed to empower your organization’s decision-making, reporting and planning processes with a snapshot, data-driven view of your organization’s IDEA progress. Should you require additional support while completing the assessment process within the tool, please contact us at
[email protected] and we will help you determine what level of advisory support will best suit your needs.
Once you enter the DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™, you are able to start completing your organization’s IDEA assessments, which means collecting the data required to accurately answer Dashboard questions that measure the activities and progress in six key areas of your organization, called Cylinders.
Once you have completed all six assessments, you will be able to view your report which consists of – your organization’s overall score, as well as the individual scores for each Cylinder. You will also be able to review a report that provides recommendations on how to improve or maintain your organization’s scores.
These scores are compared to DiversiPro’s recommended scores for organizations that have met 100%.
As a condition of working with DiversiPro, all Associates are required to handle your organization’s data submitted into the DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ in strict confidence and in compliance with DiversiPro’s User Agreement policy. Each of our Associates must also sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
We will not share your Dashboard Profile without your explicit permission with anyone or any other entity.
We will never sell your personal information to anyone for any purposes, and we will not use your Dashboard Profile or Personal Information, for marketing purposes without your permission.
Your organization’s DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™ results can be exported into easy-to-access and digestible reports that can be shared with stakeholders of your choice, which may include Board of Directors, Management Teams or external bodies.
In today’s social environment, it’s no longer good enough to only measure the representation of the diverse groups in the workplace. It’s vitally important to know how that diversity is being leveraged to benefit the organization and its employees – true inclusion. Demographic information is only one part of a larger IDEA story that an organization can tell about itself.
Please contact the DiversiPro team by filling out this form to learn more about the tool and pricing that best matches your organization’s IDEA needs.
At DiversiPro, we believe that addressing, measuring, managing, and ultimately, eliminating racism on all levels – individual, organizational, and systemic/societal, is critical to all aspects to our service offerings. A holistic approach must be used to create meaningful change and therefore, must integrate the understanding of race, racialization and racial dynamics that have originated from a historical context to effectively support transformative, systemic change.
In addition to providing a wide array of IDEA service offerings, including strategic and operational planning, research, audits, internal reviews of workplace cultures, another tool in our suite of offerings is the DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™, a digital tool designed to help organizations effectively track, measure, and manage their inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA) initiatives in a more holistic, data-driven way.
As Diversity and Inclusion strategists, and trusted advisors, DiversiPro knows from research and experience, that for organizations to be truly inclusive, an equity, inclusion and anti-racist analysis must be at the centre of this work. Providing a racial-justice lens through which organizational policies, practices, culture, and unspoken behavioural norms are assessed is critical for leaders and organizations to build an inclusive and equitable workplace.
DiversiPro uses the acronym IDEA in the work it does with organizations to indicate Inclusion, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism. This places anti-racism in any effort to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
Like elsewhere across North America, because of the current social and racial justice movement, the IDEA landscape in Canada has shifted. There is now greater awareness among organizational leaders of the need for transformative and systemic change in order to have inclusive and anti-racist workplaces. The challenge being faced by corporate leaders is what to do, how to implement and measure the outcomes of those changes.
A growing number of underrepresented and marginalized employees and their allies in workplaces are calling for change. Measures such as statements supporting #BlackLivesMatter or activities “celebrating” diversity are being viewed as performative, meaningless and ineffective in dealing with deeper systemic issues of racism. A recent Call To Action on Anti-Racism issued by the Clerk of the Privy Council, urges leaders in Canada’s Public Service to do more to ensure Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour are hired, promoted and supported.
DiversiPro has been in business for nearly 25 years. It has built an outstanding reputation as a “trusted advisor” to a wide range of clients across multiple sectors; including media, law enforcement, public service (government agencies and departments), non-profits, private corporations and post-secondary institutions.
DiversiPro takes an organizational development and change management approach to IDEA and focuses on first helping its clients to understand how they are engaging with cultural differences so they can be successful in implementing IDEA across their organizations. DiversiPro’s integrated approach is unique in that it considers the many parts of an organization – not just one area such as HR – and how they interact with and complement each other in order to reduce silos and achieve IDEA success.
DiversiPro offers fresh thinking and new approaches to diversity and inclusion strategies and management. Organizational leaders from a wide range of sectors consider DiversiPro a “trusted advisor” on issues that matter.
We also create roadmaps to inclusion by developing intercultural competence that encourages open conversations about differences that make a difference. Find out more at www.diversipro.com.
If you are experiencing any technical issues with the DiversiPro IDEA Dashboard™,
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