What is 'Inclusion' and what is 'Diversity'? - Veridian

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What is 'Inclusion' and what is 'Diversity'?

Diversity: is difference.

Difference may include and is not limited to: Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Physical ability, Sexual orientations, Parental status, Economic status, Geographic background, Work styles, Thinking styles, Communication styles, Aspirations, Practiced beliefs/values, Attitudes and Expectations.

Inclusion: an environment where all people are valued.

Inclusive behavior may look like the following:
 
  • Practices and behaviors that respect the uniqueness of all groups and individuals.
  • Acknowledgement of all differences among people by including appreciation for group identities without being restricted by those identities.

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