“Credit unions are stronger, and they serve their members and communities better, when they promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of their business model,” NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said in a release announcing the agency’s first Credit Union Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit.
The summit, set for Nov. 6 in Alexandria, Va., will feature panel discussions with experts and credit union representatives on:
- best practices for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce; and
- collecting diversity data.
In addition, the summit will include a think-tank exercise to generate conversation and solutions to challenges in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the credit union industry. The NCUA will demonstrate its credit union diversity self-assessment, “which helps credit unions identify opportunities to strengthen diversity and inclusion policies and practices within their organizations,” the release said.
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