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Discovering Diversity Profile

 Discovering Diversity Profile

Spearheaded and co-authored by Armida Mendez Russell, the Discovering Diversity Profile (DDP) is a paper self-assessment tool recognized and utilized internationally as the premier diversity assessment tool.  The DDP is designed to:

Help People Capitalize on Differences

As the dramatic shift to a highly diverse workforce continues, organizations - large and small - know they must help all workers understand, accept, and capitalize on differences. They know the culturalbackgrounds and experiences of diverse employees and customers can enrich the organization, making it more innovative and globallycompetitive. But realizing the benefits of diversity means meeting the diversity challenge through self-awareness, understanding, and commitment. That commitment must begin at the top. Leaders who truly value diversity want more than compliance. And they know commitment to diversity grows only as self-awareness and personal accountability flourish within the organization.

Explore Diversity Issues in Four Key Areas

The Discovering Diversity Profile helps employees learn how they respond to workforce diversity issues and where they need to develop increased understanding. It is the foundation on which effective communication, acceptance, and teamwork can be built.

This self-directed learning instrument provides a safe, confidential way for employees to explore the complex issues surrounding diversity in four key areas:

Knowledge. Stereotypes and information are assessed as employees explore what they actually know about differences and where that knowledge comes from.Discovering Diversity Online Report

Understanding. Awareness and Empathy are measured as employees discover how willing they are to put themselves in a position to feel what others may be feeling.

Acceptance. Receptiveness and Respect are examined as employees assess how patient and respectful they are of diverse behaviors and backgrounds.

Behavior. Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills are measured as insight is provided into how employees act out their attitudes toward others.

Discover Your "Comfort Level"

After recording and tallying responses to the profile, learners are guided through a confidential interpretation process that identifies their present attitudes about workforce diversity. They quickly assess their level of comfort - or discomfort - with differences by using a simple feedback grid that corresponds to the four diversity areas.

Current feelings, opinions, knowledge, and skills are pinpointed. The impact of individual comfort level on workplace effectiveness is clarified, and specific suggestions for improving individual understanding of diverse groups are offered.


Authors: Armida Mendez Russell, Frank Wilderson, Ph.d and Amy Tolbert, Ph.d

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The Global Diversity Survey®


The Challenge...

How do we effectively increase our awareness and understanding of self, others and the world? The challenge begins with introspection.

The Answer... Global Diversity Survey

The Global Diversity Survey prepares individuals to:

  • See themselves and the world with less bias or prejudice
  • See beyond differences and work more successfully with people who are different from them
  • Make other feel they are valued members of a group or team
  • Act with openness, fairness, and a spirit of cooperation and generosity
  • Adapt behaviors to better communicate and solve problems together

The Outcomes...

Teams and organizations will be better able to value differences, manage diversity and leverage their differences toward building:

  • Enhanced employee morale
  • Greater customer satisfaction
  • More innovative problem-solving
  • Increased organizational know-how and a rock-solid reputation

Available in paper and online versions, this self-discovery tool prepares people to navigate the diverse landscape of the 21st Century. Building on Armida Mendez Russell's head, heart and hand (H3) model, information is presented in three categories: Insight (head), Inclusion (heart) and Adaptation (hands).

Designed to increase awareness and understanding of one's self, others, and the world, the Global Diversity Survey is a self-scoring tool that people complete for their own development; results are not shared with anyone.

Strategies outlined with this tool are intended for thoughtful reflection and are not meant to prescribe or illustrate a singular approach to building and managing effective working relationships.

The Global Diversity Survey is published by Global Diversity Services, LLC. and was created by Armida Mendez Russell and Alan Richter.

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