Pakistan GDIB Training, Replicated in Any Organization

Many organizations (including Carnelian, Bonanza Industries, Engro, Pepsico, Mentor Graphics, Mindworks, ACE Consulting, USAID, Insolito Associates and several consultants) in Pakistan are using the GDIB as a result of the efforts of Zahid Mubarik, SHRM-SCP, SPHRI, GPHR, CEO of HR Metrics, and President of SHRM Forum Pakistan. Zahid is a member of The Centre’s Board of Directors. One of the programs his organization offers through Diversity Hub for DI Champions is a 7-week, one-hour each week webinar program where two of the 14 categories are explained and examples given of how to achieve those category benchmarks at levels 3 – Proactive, 4 –Progressive, and 5 – Best Practices. The format is 15 minutes on each of two GDIB categories to describe the benchmarks, stating a few examples to achieve them. This is provided by one of the GDIB authors, Julie O’Mara or Alan Richter, or one of these Expert Panelists: Lorelei Carobolante; Lobna “Luby” Ismail, and Charlotte Sweeney. That is followed by a 20-minute example provided by a local or national D&I practitioner, including Bettina A. Deynes, Interim Chief of HR, Diversity, and Strategy Officer, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA; Lene-Gaathaug, Chief People Officer, Telenor, Pakistan; Christina Danforth, CEO Jetpacker, USA; Naila Kassim, Head HR, House of Habib, Pakistan, Ghazala Shoaib, HR, Mentor Graphics, Pakistan; Aurangzeb Soharwardi, USAID, Pakistan; and Amra Mubashir, Lead Culture, Engagement and Diversity, Asia Pacific Region, Pepsico, Pakistan. The hour concludes with 10 minutes (although sometimes the time is extended) of Q&A. The webinar series, which is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Pakistan, started on January 10 and concludes on February 21. For more information on other GDIB programs in Pakistan and other things HR Metrics is sponsoring, go to

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