Process Vs. Programs: The Difference Between DEI Success or Failure

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

  • Discover the Difference Between Success and Failure of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Company

    Live Virtual Training

    Diversity “programs”, although well-intentioned, are a dime a dozen and rarely result in any type of systemic impact or improved business results. Why? Programs are “event-centered” and often rest upon the shoulders of a single diversity champion that may or may not stay with the organization. It’s time for a new way of thinking - It’s time to think about DEI (Diversity/Equity/Inclusion) as a process - infinite, sustainable and embedded into the business as much as any other part of operations of the enterprise - as a driver of innovation.   

    Skot Welch, Founder/President of Global Bridgebuilders will provide a step by step look into the firm’s award winning metric based process methodology that specifically answers - “What’s next for your company?” Roll up your sleeves and get ready for this engaging workshop that, if properly implemented, can change the trajectory of your organization’s DEI efforts or get you started down the right path.

    During this workshop, Skot will cover the 5 competency areas of his Inclusion Systems Assessment and how to implement this tool in your company:

    • Leadership
    • Communication 
    • Organizational Processes
    • External Relationships
    • Systems Criteria/Process Improvement
  • Event Details

    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Online Platform:

    For Participation You Will Need:

    • A computer, laptop, iPad, or smart phone
    • Internet access

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST

    Cost: $50, includes live virtual training, downloadable participant guide, and additional resources

    Class sizes are limited for maximum engagement - register today to reserve your spot. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom Meeting Virtual Training.

    If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Ana Nichols, Training & Event Coordinator at 616.281.0611 or

  • Video: 5 Areas to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Success

  • This training is approved for 2 HRCI or SHRM credits.

  • HRCI and SHRM Certified Training

  • Free Webinar Recording 

    Racism: Breaking the Silence in Business

    Click here to watch the June 19 recording featuring Skot Welch now! 

    With today’s current events one thing is for sure, racism is a topic that we cannot afford to keep silent about. America is at a crossroads and our response will determine our trajectory - for better or for worse. A company’s inability to provide a safe space to talk about the "elephant in the room” will undoubtedly negatively affect employee engagement and, ultimately, its ability to innovate at higher level. Safe is the new risky and threatens sustained business success. Bias is expensive. Learn about how we got here and what we can do to move both our society and our organizations forward. We can do this…together.

  • Meet Your Trainer: Skot Welch, Founder/President of Global Bridgebuilders

    Skot Welch - Express Employment Professionals TrainingSkot is the Principal/Founder of Global Bridgebuilders (GBB) A firm focusing on Organizational Development, Cultural Transformation and Inclusion. Global Bridgebuilders is an international team providing services to enterprises across the globe. GBB bases its work in the core belief that inclusion is a business discipline and that it should be leveraged across all that the enterprise does. To gain this leverage, the firm applies a continuous improvement model, anchored in metrics. Currently, Global Bridgebuilders serves a wide range of clients in the U.S. and in 7 other countries. Skot has worked in International business and Diversity/Inclusion Management for nearly 20 years and has developed an in-depth knowledge of diversity, inclusion and workforce development that brings together and maximizes the perfect blend of people and process. Prior to the launch of Global Bridgebuilders, Skot served as Vice President of Business Development and Benchmarking Services for DiversityInc.

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