The Office of Workforce Equity and Inclusive Leadership:
- Provides development opportunities for all staff and faculty members to grow in their understanding of identity and best practices for inclusion.
- Works through campus partnerships to strengthen the work and efficacy of each division and to positively impact communities within and beyond the college.
- Through research, planning and development, works to incorporate DEI best practices throughout the college in order to promote a culture of intentional inclusion.
Through our engagement with individuals and departments, we foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where all employees feel a validated experience of belonging and actively create inclusion for others, whereby organizational policies and practices support a highly engaged, diverse workforce.
See our specific goals and action list.
What Is Inclusive Leadership?
At Amherst College, all people embody the potential to be an inclusive leader. Inclusive leadership describes the attitudes and behaviors that help drive meaningful and necessary change.
Inclusive leadership encompasses initiative, influence, integrity and vision; setting examples by doing, challenging oneself to grow both personally and professionally, and effectively collaborating. Not all people hold traditional leadership roles or titles, but all people can develop their inclusive leadership capabilities in order to strengthen their skills and positively impact the culture of the college.