Your board will develop a culture of inclusion when it can demonstrate that diversity, equity and inclusion are valued, and that people can bring their whole selves to the table in an authentic way.
- Is your organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity part of the orientation message for new board members and is it incorporated into the onboarding process?
- Is commitment to inclusion reflected in the way that board decisions are made?
- Are there any barriers that prevent full participation of some board members?
- What needs to be done to change the dynamic so that all board members are able to be engaged in decision-making processes
This work will take a deliberate effort, and will lead to more genuine, engaged relationships and better, more responsive decision-making.