With consensus for your D&I strategy approved and your D&I statement defined, it’s on to the planning phase. The process of planning a new or improved D&I strategy requires you to identify who will use your strategy and what their requirements are. This section will help you develop an appropriate action plan to meet the needs of your employees, customers and any other stakeholders.

The planning phase will also require you to specify internal structures and resources needed to deliver your strategy successfully and to consider possible risk factors associated with the strategy.