DEI Accelerator Toolkits
The CADIA DEI Accelerator Certification Program was founded on our belief that DEI champions are stronger together.
The Accelerator Certification Program offers a structured opportunity for automotive industry professionals to learn DEI best practices, solve complex organizational challenges and build a DEI professional network. Part of the certification is a capstone project where each cohort breaks into teams to solve real-world problems and offer tools and solutions to the industry at large. These tools and resources are available to CADIA members and also available to the wider industry by request.
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TEAM 1 | DEI Value Chain Playbook
THE PROJECT: Create an interactive tool for change agents and leadership to develop, inspire and empower employees at various levels within the organization.
TEAM 2 | How to Develop a DEI Roadmap
THE PROJECT: Create a tool to demonstrate how to build a DEI Roadmap. One page overview with backup reference material.
TEAM 4 | DEI Manufacturing Resource Guide
THE PROJECT: Meet hourly employees where they are by developing communication methods and activities that remove the current barriers to increase their engagement and participation.
TEAM 5 | DEI Toolkit for Middle Managers
THE PROJECT: Create a one-pager on why DEI is important for middle managers, toolkit containing an outline for meeting with teams on different DEI topics and example exercises, and a blueprint for implementation based on a change management framework.
TEAM 7 | Change Management: Cultivating a Personal Value Proposition
THE PROJECT: A handbook for increasing DEI buy-in for middle managers.
THE PROJECT: A guide of simple acts anyone can do each day to be a more inclusive leader, a better ally, a better success partner. This tool can be used to help the average person make incremental improvements related to DE&I. The toolkit that can be used by ERGs, for lunch and learns, and for team development and team building.
THE PROJECT: Electronic or printable playing cards, QR codes and implementation guide to bring DEI actions and information to both salaried and hourly employees and in the plants.