ICCA Harassment and Inclusion Policies
Effective as of 11 May 2020
ICCA has a strong commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion, and has been working actively to embed diversity policies within ICCA since its restructuring to become a membership-based organization in 2012. In 2020, ICCA formalized existing practices and expanded the scope of its approach to diversity, releasing its first formal ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Policy and ICCA Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Plan in May 2020. Both Policy and Plan were approved by ICCA Governing Board Members at its annual ICCA Governing Board meeting in May 2020, where an updated Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy was also approved.
The 2020 Policies and Plan are the result of close cooperation between immediate past ICCA President Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, current ICCA President Lucy Reed, Executive Director Lise Bosman, and Chair of ICCA’s Inclusiveness Committee Vera van Houtte, with the support and guidance of members of the Committee, the Governing Board and the ICCA Bureau. ICCA worked closely with independent consultant Anna Spain Bradley (currently Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, Los Angeles) during the process. The initiative was developed under Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler’s presidency, building on many of ICCA’s existing practices as implemented since 2012.