Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the March 2018 meeting, the IPMA-HR Executive Council approved the following diversity and inclusion statement:

As an association representing the public sector human resource management profession, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value. IPMA-HR strives to be a culturally diverse organization that recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. IPMA-HR recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and staff of diverse individuals from a wide-range of organizations.

IPMA-HR will establish and support a diverse, inclusive community that welcomes the membership, active involvement and different perspectives that individuals bring, which include, but is not limited to:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or gender expression
  • Physical ability
  • Culture
  • Socio-economic status

IPMA-HR programming and communications will include a diversity of thought, experience, and personal background. The association believes that the characteristics, attributes, and varied experiences that make people unique should be included in all aspects of the association’s programming. 

The association acknowledges that governments may restrict travel of its employees to certain locations. In the scheduling of events, IPMA-HR will consider as one of the selection factors, the ability of public sector HR professionals to travel to a location.