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25th Anniversary review July 2013

We have much to add over the last 5 years as QED went from its 20th to 25th anniversary. Here’s the updated 25-year dateline:


  • 1988 (June 13) Quality Educational Development, Inc. began operating
  • 1989 First QED product launch – SST – Software Shell for Training
  • 1991 Launched The Diversity Game
  • 1992 Won HR Executive’s Best New Training Product award for The Diversity Game
  • 1993 Launched the Global Diversity Game
  • 1996 Sony Electronics wins Better Business Bureau award for marketplace ethics with Sony’s Ethics in Action program, designed by QED
  • 1997 Name change to QED Consulting, LLC
  • 1997 Launch of the Change Cycle Game partnered with Interchange International
  • 1997-2007 Launch of South African, Australian, New Zealand and UK versions of the Diversity Game, as well as a custom version for International NGOs doing emergency relief work, with help from a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2002 Publication of Lost in Cyberspace simulation
  • 2003 Launch of Global Words for Global Leaders video in partnerships with Cross Cultural Communications
  • 2004 Launch of the Global Diversity Survey (GDS), paper and online
  • 2005 Launch of the Coaching Development Assessment (CDA) online
  • 2007 Launch of the Global Leadership Survey (GLS) online
  • 2007 Publication of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks
  • 2009 Launch of Global Diversity Online  a self-paced online course hosted by SwissVBS
  • 2009 Publication of the Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks
  • 2011 Publication of the updated 2nd edition of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks
  • 2013 Launch of the updated 2013 Global and US Diversity Games
  • 2013 Launch of the Global Gender Intelligence Assessment (GGIA) online

Between 1988 to 2013 QED has worked on every continent and delivered a variety of training programs, presentations and consulting in the following, now over 50, countries:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE, Uganda, UK, and USA.


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