Envision RISE DEI, OCM Training and ServicesEnvision RISE - Respect Through Inclusion, Service, & Equity

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IpX's revolutionary RISE platform fosters Respect through Inclusion, Service, and Equity. Our training and service model introduces methods for globalization of diversity and inclusion initiatives, employee resource networks, community outreach strategies while embedding the RISE culture throughout the enterprise ecosystem. 

RISE was created using the expertise of individuals from the fields of engineering, manufacturing, business, human resources, anthropology, art, education, law, and the military worldwide to develop a roadmap for achieving the RISE standards. Participants in this platform will not only learn tools to bolster their own understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace but will also take an unyielding personal inventory of aspects of their own diversity and how their perspectives and experiences can contribute to creating and sustaining a dynamic workplace. 

The RISE platform instills a novel way of thinking that focuses on fulfilling the needs of the individual and not simply an HR-centered initiative. Employees will execute with far more passion and commitment when they feel valued for their individuality. Today, it is not only about having diversity within a company but leveraging that diversity to produce better products, services and improves customer and supplier relations.



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"Visible diversity is great to have within your organization. It's also just one kind of diversity. And you don't really, fully understand who your employees are just by looking at them."

Staci Hegarty, IpX Global Director, Equity & Inclusion

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Respect | Inclusion | Service | Equity

The Envision RISE organizational change management platform was created using the expertise of individuals from the fields of engineering, manufacturing, business, human resources, anthropology, art, education, law and the military worldwide to develop a roadmap for achieving the RISE standards. Participants in this platform will not only learn tools to bolster their own understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace but will also take an unyielding personal inventory of aspects of their own diversity and how their perspectives and experiences can contribute to creating and sustaining a dynamic workplace.  

Envision RISE is a multi-faceted approach to achieving powerful integration and understanding of the relationship between your organization and those that are critical to its success – including the Columbia Association employees and the surrounding community. With the inherent challenges of bringing a culturally diverse group of people together to work as one team, it is important to continuously seek improvements to culture and inclusiveness. 

The RISE platform instills a novel way of thinking that focuses on fulfilling the needs of the
individual and not simply an HR-centered initiative. Employees will execute on corporate goals and objectives with far compassion and commitment when they feel are valued for their individuality. Today, it is not only about having diversity within an organization but leveraging that diversity to provide better services and improve customer, supplier, and community relations.

In a time of heightened awareness of social justice issues, RISE demonstrates tangible and meaningful commitment to living your corporate values. The RISE Maturity Model begins by identifying gaps – in outcomes, policies, and perceptions, and creates the framework for an ongoing, shared dialog and improvement plan.


RISE Maturity Model


Diversity has long been used as a catchall phrase that generally acknowledges that there is a vast number of ways that human beings are “different” from one another. Race, gender, and ethnicity are the obvious, often outward, designation used to identify how “someone is different than me." Yet we do ourselves and our fellow humans a disservice when we limit diversity to be something visual.
  • Gender cannot always be perceived by the outward expression of masculinity or femininity.  
  • Religion may be something you can see, if someone is wearing an item that is specific to a particular faith.  
  • The color of someone’s skin cannot typically tell you much of anything about a person except that one individual may have more melanin than another.
Diversity may come in the form of a learning disability, or a mental health issue, or sexual orientation. When we look for diversity on the outside, we miss many important ways that we are different from one another. We may also miss the ways that we are most aligned with one another. 


RISE is not a quick-fix and it cannot be used as a once-a-year seminar-style reminder that “diversity is good." RISE requires commitment from all levels of the organization, beginning with senior leadership. It requires active and consistent involvement, with mindful intention to grow a workplace culture that is open and welcoming to unique backgrounds, personalities and thinking styles across the enterprise. 

IpX RISE strategies are able to be adopted locally and include:

 Effective Training and Development Platforms  Value Added Mentorship Programs 
 Recognition and Rewards Systems   Fair and Equal Compensation Structures
 Work-life Harmonization Techniques  Communication and Feedback Analytics
 Onboarding and Retention Processes  Multicultural Talent Management



When organizations are too homogenous, innovation suffers and the opportunity is missed to bring creativity to problem-solving. Different points of view come from unique backgrounds and experiences. When diversity becomes a part of the strategic plan, companies are making a decision to value new and different points of view. Companies then open themselves up to attract high-caliber talent from a greater pool of candidates.  

With RISE companies realize the importance of a workforce powered with the voices of people from different backgrounds, personalities and thinking styles across the enterprise. RISE creates an environment where all people are encouraged to draw upon their unique experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to ensure sustainable long-term success of the organization.


Respect Through Inclusion, Service, & Equity®

For additional detail and/or a quote contact Envision RISE Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Staci Hegarty, staci@envisionRISE.com

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