NEW! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Best Practices in the Geoprofessions

GBA’s DEI Committee

Workplace diversity has become one of the top priorities and main challenges of many organizations. There are several known benefits to an increase in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) including more profits. Yet, even with increased attention and resources around DEI, achieving workplace diversity can be a complicated and challenging undertaking, leaving some firms and employees frustrated and questioning DEI initiatives.

The DEI Committee of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has prepared this document to help guide GBA-member firms in their DEI journey to ultimately develop and advance DEI programs within their firms.

In this document DEI committee defines Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, explains the advantages of diversity in workplaces with proven research data, and how the geoprofessional industry is adapting and is moving toward a more diverse talent pool especially in the entry level  positions. The document also covers the barriers the firms face in implementing more diversity within their firms and gives suggestions to overcome these challenges.

Like all GBA committee-developed products, this is a living document that will be updated periodically to ensure it remains current as the discourse and research in DEI evolve.

GBA Best Practices are FREE for all members.

Download: Best Practices – Developing a DEI Initiative