How can we foster diversity & inclusion in our Associations & the Party?
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About the Event
Strong D&I policies can attract top talent and get many more supporting the party. A strong policy will reflect fair representation and more engagement - which is more relevant than ever before. Although policies alone are not enough to build an inclusive culture, nevertheless, having one will encourage more Associations to have diverse membership and an officers team. A robust D&I policy at its most basic level, it is about ensuring that no one feels left out because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
1.Structured diversity training sessions at Association & officers levels and at CCHQ. Educating key stakeholders that diversity does not mean treating everyone the same, it is about taking into account differences appropriately.
2.Measuring/feedback via surveys/Questionnaires on key benefits and perks (such as key roles & opportunities) - are they accessible accessible to all of your employees, or just a select few? Are we attracting more members from diverse communities and backgrounds?
Kanwal Gill - Chair of Conservatives Diversity Project
Nusrat Ghani - MP for Wealden
Chaired by Anna Firth