DEI FOR ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a term used to describe programmes and policies that encourage representation and participation of diverse groups of people, including people of different genders, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, religions, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations and people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills and expertise. It is an expansion of the term “diversity and inclusion” (D&I) to reflect the growing focus on equity in organisations. DEI is not just a “feel-good” initiative. Research has found that having diverse viewpoints at all levels of an organisation improves financial results, organisational and team performance, innovation, and other areas of the business.
IAL members can access the following services to help expand leadership capacity to advance our knowledge and skills around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
People are inspired by a leader who embodies an association’s value, engages discussion and debate at all levels, embraces ethical action, empowers people to make decision, and creates leadership at all levels of the organisation. The sessions in the 'Culture' learning stream of the IAL 'Learning Lab' are intended to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to nurture a balance and blend of learning, performance, and intentional cultures which, when combined create positive and powerful environments for association success.