Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Statement

Shafer Leadership Academy is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable where all staff, members, partners, participants, and board members are treated with respect and dignity.

For the purposes of this statement, Diversity refers to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status and all other held identities. Inclusion is valuing, respecting, and encouraging the full participation of everyone in the life and leadership of the organization. Access and Equity are practices that ensure all people can contribute, develop, and grow despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and socio-economic inequities.

We are an organization that celebrates the rich diversity of all individuals in our communities. We will not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment, or bullying of any kind. Regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, marital status, or any other held identities, we are an organization that celebrates the richness of our community.

As an organization, we agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, mission, strategic planning, programming, governance, and board composition. Our commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion extends to our staff, our members, and programs we develop and support.