Our Approach 

We believe that long-term, meaningful change starts with leaders. We follow a leadership-led approach to DEI organizational change because we believe leaders must set the expectations and be accountable for achieving sustainable results. ISDI’s consultants use world-class, evidence-based approaches to help organizational leaders be better prepared to fully address DEI challenges and opportunities.

When our work is completed, we leave behind a leadership team that is empowered and capable of carrying out a DEI strategic plan and leading their organization in short- and long-term DEI action plans. Contact us for a PDF of our process. 

Our approach

DEI standards

Our consulting practice is grounded in best practices of two internationally recognized guides—the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB) and the ISO Diversity and Inclusion Standards. Our principal consultants were integral players in the creation of these standards along with hundreds of other DEI experts and practitioners. The combination of both the best-practices standards equips our consultants to guide our client organizations through a gradual change process where DEI can be embedded into all facets of the organization.


Key deliverables*

  • An organizational DEI statement of commitment and business case for DEI
  • Briefings on world-class systemic DEI assessment tools
  • Inclusive leadership development sessions
  • Increased competency in speaking on DEI
  • Capacity building and structure for a DEI council, committee and/or taskforce
  • DEI strategy development process
  • A DEI communication guide
  • A DEI education & learning guide
  • A DEI annual reporting guide

*Subject to modification per organization’s needs

Our preferred clients

  • Small-to-medium sized organizations in any industry, for-profit and non-profit
  • Leadership teams of up to 20 people
  • Leaders with an openness and willingness to learn