How AMCs Can Guide Associations on Diversity and Inclusion

How AMCs Can Guide Associations on Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity April 11, 2016 By: Christine Umbrell

Learn from one AMC's efforts to develop a diversity and inclusion initiative for a client association. The experience with one client is already inspiring similar efforts at other client associations.

Many association executives will tell you they understand the importance of a diverse membership organization. However, few go the extra mile to examine how inclusive their organizations really are or to design programs to build a membership that's more reflective of those individuals served by their members. But that's just what Association Management Center (AMC) executive Steve R. Smith, CAE, did when he spearheaded an effort to examine the diversity at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), a client association where he serves as executive director and CEO....