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Embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Chapter Administration and Operations

Newly Updated DEI Toolkit for ATD Chapter Leaders
We are excited to introduce the newly launched 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit! This DEI Toolkit aims to support ATD Chapter Leaders in integrating DEI principles across all facets of chapter operations. Tailored to equip chapter leaders with a wide array of resources, the DEI Toolkit serves as a comprehensive guide for effectively implementing DEI initiatives.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources
We want chapters to use DEI as a lens to view chapter operations. Think about why DEI should be a priority for your chapter. Our chapters represent a diverse group of talent development professionals with different perspectives and needs. When we address these in our chapter operations to give everyone a voice, we are able to make a positive impact that helps create a world that works better. Get on the same page with terms of the matter and how they are defined.
Diversity - Understanding and appreciating differences and promoting “bringing our full selves to work.”
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    Board of Directors: List the ways your board is representative of your community.

    Governance: List the policies and bylaws that support and encourage different viewpoints and create an environment where everyone feels accepted and contributes fully.

    Finance: How do you reflect diversity in your sponsorships and partnerships?

    Membership: How do you gain awareness of the diversity of your membership?

    Communication: How are your visuals representative of your community?

    Programming: How do you incorporate DEI within your programming calendar?
Equity - Promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.
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    Board of Directors: What steps do you take to minimize bias in board decisions?

    Governance: How do you recognize your membership needs in your chapter's operating plan?

    Finance: How are you removing barriers to entry?

    Membership: How are you leveraging strategies for DEI that can potentially lead to more revenue to help support the membership?

    Communication: Have you asked members for their pronouns?

    Programming: What steps are you taking to ensure that accessibility is available for chapter members and guests at events?
Inclusion - Purposeful practice of encouraging different viewpoints and creating an environment where everyone feels accepted and contributes fully.
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    Board of Directors: How is the board using a DEI lens for decision making?

    Governance: Are you inclusive of all voices when making policy and bylaw decisions? If so, how?

    Finance: What are you doing to identify the accessibility needs of your membership in your expenditures and budget planning?

    Membership: What steps are you taking to welcome and appreciate membership diversity?

    Communication: What methods are you using to communicate with members and potential members (such as alt text)?

    Programming: What steps are you taking to ensure that your invited speakers are embracing DEI?
ATD Resources
ATD has pulled together some of our best D&I content to help you create a world that works better! Explore these blog posts, articles , webinars, and more to help you create a diverse workplace culture that welcomes the differences of all people, and creates an environment of learning and encourages sensitivity.