Inclusion makes our profession stronger.

Cross-pollinating ideas among those from diverse backgrounds fuels innovation and keeps us all sharp. Diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of AFP Chicago’s values that guides our governance, our organization and our programs.

In 2004, AFP Chicago’s Board of Directors resolved to embrace diversity in principle and in action through an all encompassing definition:

Diversity is the seeking and achieving of broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission.

We walk the talk on inclusion. Through our programs, AFP Chicago facilitates dialogue among many voices as we share observations and practices with our peers.

AFP Chicago is honored by the “Friends of Diversity” designation from AFP International. The award recognizes our chapter’s effectiveness in embracing and engaging diverse individuals, groups and organizations within our profession. AFP Chicago has earned this designation annually since 2007, its charter year.



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