Frequently Asked Questions: How to Best Use DiversityInc Best Practices (DIBP)

DiversityInc Best Practices FAQMy organization has  a DIBP membership or is a Benchmarking client, entitling all employees to access. How do I register so I can see the content?

In the log-in box in the upper-right-hand corner of the homepage, enter your work email address. You will be taken to a registration page, requiring fields of identification. You should receive a confirmation email within five minutes, and in the future all you need to do is enter your email address to log in. If you do not receive a confirmation, it probably means your organization has filters sending our emails to your junk mail. Contact and she can help you. You also can reach out to your IT department and ask that emails from be whitelisted, which means they will not be considered junk and will go right to your inbox.

DiversityInc Web Seminars are free to all DIBP subscribers and Benchmarking customers. How do I register for live Web Seminars?

First, log in in the upper-right-hand corner, using your work email. Click on the Web Seminar tab at the very top of the DiversityInc Best Practices homepage. It will take you to a page where you will see a prominent link for the 2015 Web Seminar Schedule. Click on that link and you will see each of the upcoming Web Seminars with a live link that says REGISTER NOW. Just fill in the required fields and you will be registered. Approximately 48 hours before the event, you will receive information on how to log in and dial in to the Web Seminar.

How do I access the Web Seminars on the site?

Log in, then click on the Web Seminar Library link on the right-hand side of the homepage. This will take you to the Web Seminar Library where you can find previous Web Seminars.

My company is just starting its diversity-management efforts. How do I know what to do first?

At the top of the homepage are two tabs, Diversity 101 and How-To’s, that will help you get organized. Diversity 101 offers  definitions of common diversity terms as well as basics that have worked well for other companies. How-To’s shows you specific ways, in a step-by-step manner, to set up successful diversity-management initiatives, such as employee resource groups, mentoring and supplier diversity.

What’s Meeting in a Box and how do I use it?

Meeting in a Box is a professional and educational development tool. Each Meeting in a Box offers digestible and clear information about the subject, guided questions that help you lead staff discussions, and a Things NOT to Say article to avoid cultural pitfalls.

Meetings in a Box have two variations—ones based on cultural competence on a demographic often surrounding a cultural heritage month (National Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBT Pride Month) and ones based on diversity-management topics (Employee Resource Groups, Mentoring).

Do you have global diversity information here?

At the top of the homepage navigation is a link to Global Diversity, which takes you to our increasingly detailed section. This includes summaries from our global research, the newest version of which will be out this summer. We also anticipate a Global Diversity Meeting in a Box for your cultural-competence education later in 2014.

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