Diversity is valuing, appreciating, and effectively utilizing the talents of people with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, ethnicities and perspectives.
Individuals have many dimensions which include age, appearance, beliefs, education, ethnic origin, gender, ideas, job classification, personality, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation and more. We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values each individual.
Diversity is a way of life, not just a one-time initiative. It is an ongoing responsibility with the highest priority. To that end, we strive to attract, develop, retain and include employees, committee members, and directors and officers throughout NPMA who support our commitment.
By developing our skills to manage diversity, we will be able to better serve our members by exposure to the wider range of ideas and perspectives that can be found only in an organization where every individual is valued.