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Diversity Initiatives

Diversity Initiatives

Diversity is a top priority at the Detroit Regional Chamber. In fact, diversity is incorporated into all the Chamber does internally and externally. The Diversity Council is an internal staff committee that is tasked with promoting diversity and dialogue within the organization.

Working cooperatively with the executive management team and the Organizational Culture Committee, the Diversity Council is charged with:

  • Providing feedback from all levels of the Chamber
  • Establishing links to ensure diversity considerations are integrated into business initiatives
  • Implementing a system-wide diversity awareness and training program to clarify expectations, establish a shared understanding and communicate the Chamber’s commitment to diversity leadership
  • Serving as a diversity advocate for the Chamber
  • Recognizing, publishing and celebrating the successes of diversity efforts
  • Providing support for the internal assessment process
  • Providing recommendations to leadership on diversity strategies and directions

Diversity Guiding Principles

The Detroit Regional Chamber strives to be the national leader for strategic diversity effectiveness by aiming to:

  • Become the employer of choice by reflecting a workforce representative of the region
  • Support an environment where all employees have opportunities for personal growth and professional development
  • Foster strong leadership which expects and models accountability, flexibility and candor among all staff members
  • Become the business advocacy organization of choice by seeking a diverse membership reflective of the region
  • Provide innovative quality programs and products that respond to the needs of diverse customers
  • Mandate a global culture where mutual respect and inclusiveness are the standards and differing backgrounds, personal styles and viewpoints are considered competitive assets as well as a business imperative

To support the intent of the guiding principles, these “Work-life Principles” are organizational behaviors colleagues will follow:

  • Appreciate and understand differences of opinions
  • Listen well and focus on the uniqueness of co-workers
  • Address issues directly with the person involved
  • Learn to live with others
  • Treat others as you like to be treated every day, in every way
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