Workforce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
D&I Organization Assessment
The Commission has collected data and reported on the status of diversity and inclusion efforts in Northeast Ohio for sixteen years. Employers who complete the D&I Assessment receive immediate feedback and suggested resources that can be useful for internal diversity and inclusion strategic planning. The Assessment also provides aggregate data on the region’s workforce diversity.
Dozens of events are offered each year for human resource and diversity professionals to share inclusion best-practices.
Diversity Professionals Group
Quarterly workshops on D&I topics like: diversity recruiting and creating inclusive cultures, etc.
Procurement Professionals Group
Events for businesses to learn supplier diversity best-practices. The goal is to encourage greater spend with minority-owned businesses and build organizations’ capacity to do so.
Annual day-long conference on the latest trends to effectively capitalize on diversity in the workplace. More than 200 GCP members attend this full-day conference to learn from regional, national and international speakers.
Top leadership commitment is essential to creating an inclusive culture. The Commission encourages leaders to sign a pledge committing action and resources to increase diversity at all levels of their organizations. The annual CEO Forum provides a venue to engage top leaders in a conversation about racial equity and inclusion.