CEO Action Pledge
The CEO pledge outlines a specific set of actions the signatory CEOs will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, and employees feel comfortable and empowered to have discussions about diversity and inclusion.
We encourage business leaders to learn more here about the CEO Action Pledge and consider joining over 2,000 other businesses in pledging to act on supporting more inclusive workplaces.
DEI Learning & Development
In partnership with Diversity Perspective, an organization with a specialty in DEI training in the eye care space, we developed a robust multi-year learning and development curriculum for our people which has led to an in-depth exploratory look into implicit bias, allyship, courageous conversations, and inclusion in the workplace.
IDOC Board of Directors
We proudly announced the addition of three new board members, expanding representation from minority groups and women, as well as bringing in the OD perspective to our Board of Directors. We are grateful for the valuable expertise and perspectives these members add to our organization’s leadership team and commend all our Board Members for their active involvement and contributions to our DEI journey.
DEI Needs Assessment
We partnered with PVR Coaching & Consulting, an outside leadership and talent optimization firm, to conduct a DEI Needs Assessment for IDOC. This evaluated our internal practices in three key areas of the employee experience lifecycle: (1) Recruiting & Onboarding, (2) Company Culture & Engagement, and (3) Talent Management. The results of the Needs Assessment serves as a baseline from which to measure our progress, so we may continue our journey of growth and learning.
4 ODs Share How They Serve Diverse Communities–With Help from a Key Industry Partner
As communities become more diverse, more optometrists are understanding the value of having diverse representation on their staff. Creating a practice that lives out the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can be challenging. However, with help from the right industry partners, this challenge can have rewarding results.
Review of Optometric Business
To champion diverse representation, we have begun to refine our recruitment process at IDOC and seek to recruit IDOCers from a variety of backgrounds. We will continue this process as we move forward in our journey, placing a greater focus on recruiting candidates from underrepresented groups and expanding our network of business partnerships to include minority-owned partnerships.
We are committed to ensuring our company structure is equitable for all team members, no matter their role. We seek to make our workplace a trusted, safe environment in which we have productive, sometimes difficult conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Feedback from our people is invited, respected, and directly used to shape ongoing efforts in building a stronger team.
We believe that all our people bring innate and learned skills and talents to IDOC, regardless of their education, background, and past experiences. To be a truly innovative organization, delivering on growth and change, and where all voices bring value to the conversation, we remain committed to promoting a culture where the talents of our people are recognized, rewarded, and developed.