EMCC Global – Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (I,D&E) Statement
This document is a statement of EMCC’s understanding of inclusion, diversity, and equality and what the implications are for EMCC organisations and for our practitioner and corporate members. The definitions, the scope of the concepts, and the suggested implications, are all permitted or constrained by the parameters of our Vision and Values and Global Ethics.
The EMCC’s purpose is to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching, and supervision globally for the benefit of society. We recognise that there are different traditions, cultural practices, legal frameworks, and history within and between member regions and countries.
We believe that the diversity of the EMCC Family is a major strength. And, by being more conscious regarding the implications of inclusion, diversity, and equality for EMCC members, volunteers, employees, directors, and our boards, we will better serve our Purpose, and our Vision to be the ‘go to’ body in mentoring, coaching, and supervision.
Inclusion, diversity, and equality, are different concepts. Inclusion, diversity, and equality can each be present, or missing in an organisation or team, independently of the other.
Inclusion is an emotion, influenced by your mindset: Inclusion is effected when people feel respected, valued, trusted, safe, have a sense of belonging, and are able to be their best self.
Diversity is difference. Our differences include, but are not limited to, abilities, age, appearance, career, clothes, culture, disability, education, ethnicity, experience, gender, health, interests, marital status, nationality, parental status, philosophy, political views, religion, sexual identity, socio-economic background, thought processes, tribes and work experience. Some of these differences are permanent and some may change and shift over time. Our differences are what makes us unique.
Equality is treating everyone equally well. In practice this means that if we are to help individuals be, and do their best, we are likely to be treating everyone differently – if only slightly, because we are all unique. Treating everyone equally well, requires us to respond to people, having regard to their differences; not regardless oftheir differences.
Our vision is that the EMCC Family is an inclusive community in which every member, individual and corporate, feels respected, valued, trusted, safe, has a sense of belonging and can be their best self and do their best work for the benefit of society.
Our Mission is to:
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… EMCC Global to enable all members of the EMCC family to feel included (respected, valued, trusted, safe and having a sense of belonging) by regularly reviewing the extent to which the Five Pillars – managing inclusion, combatting discrimination, promoting equal opportunity, facilitating access and valuing diversity are being lived out by EMCC Global leaders, staff and volunteers.
… EMCC Regional and Country Organisation Boards to enable their members, employees and volunteers to feel included (respected, valued, trusted, safe and having a sense of belonging) by regularly reviewing the extent to which the Five Pillars – managing inclusion, combatting discrimination, promoting equal opportunity, facilitating access and valuing diversity are being lived out within their organisation.
… EMCC Accredited Training Providers to ensure all programme participants feel included (respected, valued, trusted, safe and having a sense of belonging) and include in their content, the need for, and tools to support, mentors, coaches and supervisors to see why managing inclusion, combatting discrimination, promoting equal opportunity, facilitating access and valuing diversity matter, and how they as mentors, coaches and supervisors can better facilitate this.
… EMCC Mentors, Coaches And Supervisors to…
Given the different traditions, cultural practices, legal frameworks, and history within and between member countries regarding Inclusion, Diversity and Equality we would expect the implications above to ‘play out’ differently in different places but within the parameters of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Vision and Mission and EMCC’s wider Vision and Values and Global Ethics.
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