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Culture of Development

Culture of Development

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion are the very roots of a culture of development. Diversity encompasses a wide range of individual backgrounds, characteristics, and experiences (e.g., age, gender, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, learning styles, work styles, socioeconomic status, length of service, expertise).

An inclusive workplace invites a blend of ideas, knowledge and perspectives from all; it supports collaborative problem solving and promotes creativity and flexibility; it demonstrates commitment to diversity through structures, policies and practices that recognize and learn from differences.