Expert oversight for the Diversity Development Standard
Our DDS Awarding Panel is a subgroup of our Advisory Board, a group of industry leaders who bring a wealth of experience and gravitas to EW Group’s content and service development.
Every organization undertaking the Diversity Development Standard will have a review meeting with the Awarding Panel to consider their evidence, the assessing consultant’s report, and the extent to which they meet the criteria for Gold, Silver or Bronze accreditation.
Role of the Panel
The Awarding Panel’s role is to verify the recommendation for accreditation put forward by our consultant in a transparent and equitable way. This process enables us to check and challenge any bias during the DDS assessment process.
During the one-hour meeting, the client and consultant will review and discuss the following with our Awarding Panel:
- Any borderline criteria scores
- The highest and lowest scoring DDS Elements
- A small sample of the data assessed
- The achievability and success potential of the recommended DDS action plan