Diversity and Inclusion within the NAFEMS Community

Diversity and Inclusion within the NAFEMS Community

In order to develop and maintain an inclusive culture within the NAFEMS Community, we are adopting the Diversity and Inclusion Framework. This framework was launched by the Science Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering to help professional bodies assess and monitor their progress on diversity and inclusion.

This framework will help us identify diversity and inclusion practice in relation to eight functions common to professional bodies which are:

  • Governance and leadership
  • Membership and professional registration
  • Meetings, conferences and events
  • Education and training, accreditation and examinations
  • Prizes, awards and grants
  • Communications, marketing, outreach and engagement
  • Employment
  • Monitoring and measuring

The Diversity and Inclusion Framework will give us the opportunity to assess each of these functions against a four-level maturing model. The aim is to support discussion, initiation, planning and assessment of diversity and inclusion work.

By adopting the framework, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion for our members, the way we oversee our association and our influence with collaborators. Fostering a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of everyone in the NAFEMS community is one of our main missions.

To find out more, view the framework