Sample Inclusion Policy

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Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement

______________________ respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity among the broad range of people and _______ we represent. We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action. It is our aim, therefore, that our members, partners, key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.

Diversity and Inclusion Framework

________ strives to support the ________ field through its leadership by providing the best resources to enable a positive impact on local and global communities. By modeling excellence around diversity and inclusion, _______ is better situated to respond to the unique needs of the industry it sevees within three categories:

Human Capital

It is important to support and nurture the governing board, staff, and customers by creating positive workplace environments and structures that enable them to be engaged in their interactions and to challenge them appropriately to support growth.

Key Stakeholders

Individuals, organizations, and corporations of all types have the potential to offer insight and expertise on a broad range of strategies related to diversity and inclusion initiatives. We are committed to working collaboratively with key stakeholders locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally to strengthen the integrity, impact and relevance of our industry.

Programs and Resources

_______ strives to leverage its programs, products, and services to enhance diversity and inclusion for the field at-large with an emphasis on:

  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Career Pipeline
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Data Collection



The quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socio-economic status; education; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different.


The act of including; a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.