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Cultural Competency and Inclusion

The Board's leadership on diversity, inclusion and equity matters. The complex issues of race, class, gender and sexuality require intentional thought as we seek to serve our communities and honor the inherent worth of all people. The links below provide excellent background information on cultural competency and inclusion.

Definitions

The attached document provides helpful definitions of cultural competence, diverse, inclusive and equity-focused taken from BoardSource. Discussions about these topics are easier once there is a common understanding of how the terms are being used.

If Your Board Looked Like Your Community

An excellent article on moving board diversity from a "problem to solve" to "something to practice."

Diversity in Action Toolkit

An excellent piece from BoardSource which discusses building commitment to diversity and inclusion, board culture, recruiting and sustaining diversity and inclusion. The format of the document includes many discussion questions that can be used to start conversations along with example documents and case studies.

Diversity