CADIA offers workshops that can be delivered virtually, in person or a combination of both, typically for up to 30 employees. We suggest starting with Executive Levels Set™.
- Executive Levels Set™: level-set on DEI for leaders, a roadmap and open and frank dialogue link to description.
- DEI Foundations : A foundational offerings that covers the basics about diversity, equity and inclusion at a personal and organizational level.
- Unconscious Bias: Identifying and Overcoming Hidden Bias in Yourself and Team.
- Micro-Inequities: What are they, how to spot and talk about them.
- How to Be an Ally: Standing beside and up for Women, People of Color, LGBTQ and other Underrepresented Groups.
- Inclusion and Belonging: Creating and Maintaining a Welcoming Environment for All.
- Emotional Intelligence: Increasing Self Awareness and Empathy - The Hallmarks of Great Leadership.
- Inclusive Recruiting: The Business Case, Best Practices and Tips.
- Diversity Focused Succession Planning: Ensuring Equity in Talent Acquisition, Assessment, Development and Advancement.
- Diversity Councils: Benefits, Structure, How to Launch, and Best Practices.
- Employee Resource Groups: The Business Case, How to Construct and Best Practices.
- Measurement & Accountability: Ensuring DEI is part of a core business strategy and NOT a special initiative.
- DEI Inclusive Leadership
For more information or to book a workshop, contact Jennifer Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CADIA DEI Roundtable Series is a forum for the open exchange of information and best practices for diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for DEI champions from automotive OEM and supplier companies, as well as the aftermarket and dealer industries.
Roundtable meetings are held quarterly at rotating locations in the Metro Detroit area and or via remote/virtual access. CADIA staff work with Roundtable co-chairs to create meeting agendas and content providing thought leadership on DEI as well as practical take-aways for members. A focus of each meeting is to facilitate dialogue among members on the issues that are most important to them and their respective companies. Some of those topics include:
- Linking cultural transformation to the bottom line.
- Managing reluctance among men to mentor women because of “#metoo.”
- How to grow and keep diverse talent at the executive level.
- Hiring best practices.
- How to move away from perception of diversity as “old school quotas.”
- How companies are addressing civility in the work place.
- Hiring more diverse candidates in engineering.
- Ensuring that all new hires are valued, respected and heard.
- Create a multi-year solid strategy with goals, accountability and ownership.
CADIA DEI Roundtable participation is limited to members and invited guests only.
For more information contact Jennifer Harding at email@example.com.
CADIA Academy offers professional development delivered virtually. The series includes four professional development tracks, and users can self-select into any track. Each track has 12 modules containing a series of video lessons that run from 5-15 minutes, a workbook, mentor conversation guide, and downloadable lesson slides.
- Intended for an individual who is building his/her/their career either early on in the career, or when an individual is reengineering a career path.
- Focus is on career development and advancement.
- Intended for new leaders or those on a management track.
- Focus is on leadership development.
- Intended for all leaders with a focus on leading a new and changing workforce in an inclusive way.
- Focus is on talent and organizational development.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champions
- Intended for anyone who wants to learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
- Focus is on DEI awareness and support.
A full description can be found here.
CADIA offers companies a way to become certified DEI champions. It is meant to be a way to demonstrate your company commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – regardless of where you are on that corporate journey, or how fast you are moving. All you have to do is tell us what you are doing – and do a little more (or a lot more) year over year to keep the certification. You are encouraged to use your certification badge on your website to tell employees, prospective employees, and vendors that you care about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The annual cost of certification is $249 invoiced upon certification approval.
CADIA Connects is a no-cost offering that provides a virtual community for automotive industry professionals to stay connected and find common ground while exploring leadership, diverity, equity & inclusion themes. Participants connect, learn and grow via a weekly call that provide community and support.
CADIA is able to offer services and solutions to industries outside automotive, leveraging the best practices, successes and lessons learned from that industry. CADIA has experience with:
- Legal Industries
- High Tech
- Heavy Duty Vehicles
Contact Jennifer Harding to discuss your Non-Automotive needs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEI Assessment and Roadmap
CADIA offers a DE&I Assessment and Roadmap to companies interested in understanding where they stand relative to a corporate maturity model of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The assessment allows an organization to identify and plan for next best steps to accomplish the company’s strategic vision for DE&I, and to benchmark itself against world-class companies. The Roadmap indicates focus areas, a plan of action, and tactical steps to provide momentum for DE&I activities, both at a granular level (tasks) and a higher level (strategy), while identifying the desired goals and outcomes.
Employee Resource Group Support
CADIA offers individualized workshops and/or coaching to companies interested in starting, growing, or renewing Employee Resource Groups. Also known as Affinity Groups or Business Resource Groups, these networks can and should deliver value to the business while increasing employee engagement, talent development, and building cultural understanding across the spectrum of ERGs. CADIA leverages the “4C” Model* for ERGs, where each group contributes to the community, culture, commerce (business bottom line) and careers (professional development).
For companies seeking to establish or renew ERGs, CADIA can provide information and resources for organizing, launching and managing ERGs for long-term value and sustainability, establishing a framework and template across the organization for all ERGs. Workshop topics may include:
- Grassroots Organizing for ERGs
- Organizational Management of ERGs
- Getting Started
- Re-Imagining Existing ERGs
- The Role of Allies
- ERG Leader Development/Making ERG Leadership an Aspirational Role
- Establishing an Operating Cadence
- Middle Management Engagement
- ERGs as an Organizational Asset
- Engaging Executive Sponsors
- Establishing Meaningful Metrics
In addition, some companies may wish to engage CADIA to provide facilitation for ERGs during launch or as an ongoing service. CADIA can also provide topics and content for ERGs in the form of discussion guides on professional development topics as well as DEI topics.
Employee Resource Group Solutions
** Dr. Robert Rodriguez, President, DRR Advisors is the creator of the 4C. His company specializes in elevating ERG performance and impact