9 Oct 2018

A Regionally Relevant D&I Vision, Mission and Definition

Assessing your company’s D&I vision, mission and definition and understanding how to make it relevant for your region


A company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategies only succeed when the company has a common global understanding of D&I. This is usually embodied in the vision and mission of D&I for the organisation. Mid-level communicators and D&I practitioners are often challenged with translating the D&I concepts into a locally relevant content. This is made more difficult by the jargon and US/Western-focused concepts in many vision and mission statements.

This session is for mid-level communicators and D&I practitioners who want to understand how to develop locally-relevant content aligned with their overall vision and mission.

Key Takeaways for attendees:

  • Understand the characteristics of a D&I vision, mission and definition, as they align with and reflect the values of the company
  • An introduction to an analysis framework to develop locally-relevant D&I content
  • Establishing a feedback loop within the D&I office to aid in the evolution of the vision and mission over time

Event Speakers

  • Jonathan Saw

    Jonathan Saw

    Owner & Principal, Jonathan Saw and Associates, LLC

Owner & Principal, Jonathan Saw and Associates, LLC

Jonathan Saw

Jonathan Saw is Owner and Principal of Jonathan Saw and Associates, a strategic communications consultancy, with a particular focus on D&I strategy and communications. He has played key roles in developing D&I strategy, vision, mission, and advising on D&I initiatives. His clients include: Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, KPMG, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, The Asia Society; and Out Leadership.
Prior to opening his consultancy, Jonathan led marketing for Edelman’s Global Healthcare practice and strategic planning for Canada and Latin America. Before Edelman, at Burson-Marsteller, he led Phillip Morris USA’s hospitality industry relations program to deliver key policy outcomes. Jonathan began his communications career at Deutsche Bank, positioning their Investment Banking division.
Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and his Masters of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
He lives in New York City with his husband Geoff.

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