A diverse membership is good for associations and the industries they serve. The most successful diversity and inclusion initiatives begin with commitment to diversity at leadership levels.
This original research report looks at why and how associations support diversity and inclusion in their work, as well as the challenges and barriers to D+I initiatives. Ultimately, research participants report that D+I efforts are not only the right thing to do, they also help leaders meet their organizational objectives.
Major Research Initiatives
Association Inclusion Index
The Association Inclusion Index is the first diversity and inclusion online assessment tool specifically for associations. Developed with input from experts in the field, the Index helps association executives simplify the process of gathering data and assessing their own efforts with regard to D+I policies and practices. The Index is currently being moved to a new assessment portal and will be relaunched later this year. For more information about the Association Inclusion Index, contact the ASAE Office of Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]).
Association Impact on Diversity and Inclusion in Professions
This new research study will examine how associations affect diversity and inclusion in the industries and professions they represent. This research is intended to help association leaders define their role in promoting D+I in those fields, assess their D+I needs and benefits, and identify ways they can increase recruitment and retention of diverse groups. For more information about this research project, contact [email protected].