In this video post, I discuss Chief Diversity Officers (CDO) standards of practice and introduce the NADOHE (National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education) Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers in hopes of advancing the discussion of professionalism and efficacy of integrating an articulated vision for diversity into our respective organizations. I've also gathered a few helpful resources for those looking to explore this topic further:
- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) – Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers: NADOHE has developed CDO standards to increase professionalization of the CDO in higher education institutions. These standards encompass a broad range of knowledge and practices that are reflected in the work of CDOs, and provide guidance to help clarify and specify the scope and flexibility of the work of the Chief Diversity Officer: http://www.nadohe.org/standards-of-professional-practice-for-chief-diversity-officers
- Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners: This report sets out a new and unique competency model for 21st century Diversity & Inclusion practitioners: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=2553 (Right-click "Save Target As" to download a copy of the report here)
In the meantime, I want to hear from you:
Do you think there should be standard practices or a toolkit that all CDOs should have to do their job? Or should we just do our own thing?
I look forward to your responses below*, and I'd love your input.
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