LI seeks wider geographical, ethnic and national representation and encourages contributions from members with disabilities
The LI has issued a second call out for members for its Diversity and Inclusion working group.
The first meeting of the new working group took place on Monday 27 February. Eleven members attended, discussing how the landscape profession could better recruit and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds.
One area of discussion was how the working group reflected the diversity it is keen to encourage. As a result, the Landscape Institute is issuing a further call out for members to join the working group. While all are welcome, those who fall within the following groups are particularly encouraged:
- individuals from the devolved nations and north of England
- individuals of minority ethnic backgrounds
- non-British nationals
- members with a disability
To ensure that wide participation in the Diversity and Inclusion working group is possible, the group decided that future meetings will include a video conferencing option. In addition, individuals who would prefer to participate as corresponding members are also welcome.
The working group is keen to partner with other professional bodies and organisations that have been doing valuable work on equality and diversity, and encourages members who are involved with this work with other organisations, or who are aware of work going on in this area, to share their knowledge and experience.
If you are interested in joining the group, or want to get in touch for any other reason, please contact Sabina Mohideen at the Landscape Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.