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Diversity

Welcome

The Diversity Committee wants to inform all CPCU Society members of its efforts, as well as solicit your suggestions and recommendations on how to support the Society’s commitment to diversity. Please also view the latest Diversity Resources.

Background 

In 2001, CPCU Society leadership established a Diversity Task Force charged with developing recommendations “to increase minority and gender participation at the local and national level of the CPCU Society by creating a positive and progressive environment for participation.” The recommendations were to align with the Society’s strategic plan goals of (1) increasing visibility of the CPCU designation; and (2) providing educational programs to members to position them for success.

In 2003, CPCU Society revised the Society’s mission statement to include diversity, and created the Diversity Plan Development Task Force. And in October 2004, the Society’s Board of Governors approved a motion to create a standing committee to further diversity within Society membership.

In 2005 the Board of Governors approved the formation of the Society’s first new standing committee, the Diversity Committee. The change in the bylaws, which created this new committee, was overwhelmingly approved by the general membership.

 

Why Is Diversity Important?

Diversity provides valuable opportunities to learn from multiple and differing perspectives. Watch this video to hear from CPCU Society members about diversity and why it is important for both the organization and our industry.

How You Can Participate

  • Discuss the value and benefits of the prestigious CPCU designation with diverse professionals.

  • Seek opportunities within your chapters to increase diversity awareness.

  • Share your ideas on how you can support the Society’s commitment on diversity with CPCU Society leaders and Diversity Committee members.

  • Contact a member of the Diversity Committee to let us know what you are doing to promote diversity.

The importance of this effort will require the commitment and participation of all CPCU Society members, so please contact any Diversity Committee member with your comments and thoughts.

Please download the Diversity flyer (pdf) to share information with your chapter members and business colleagues.