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.
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