Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
A roadmap to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity
The Agile Company’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice statement
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) commitment of The Agile Company is focused wholly to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion both within the organization’s teams, and as an integral part of the values we hold while interacting with clients and course participants.
Our work is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.
The Agile Company understands that all types of oppression are interlocking and that prejudices which harm people with disabilities are compounded based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We value collaboration across movements as key to dismantling ableism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, and transphobia within our organization, the disability rights movement, and the broader society.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
We believe and defend that the people we work with, as part of our projects, missions and courses, all deserve the same high regard and respect, dignity, and self-determination The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our team invest in their work represents a significant part of not only the strong company culture, but is also an integral part of our reputation and we believe the company’s achievements are strongly linked to our diversity as well.
We are proud to call ourselves an International & Diverse Team of Agile Coaches and trainers
The Agile Company’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between all team members regardless of employee status
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
- The right to express oneself fully and without compromise to personal identity.
- Collaborative initiatives that allow all members of our community to feel safe and respected when expressing personal views and perspectives during community events, public and privately hosted training sessions and coaching projects.
All team members and partners at The Agile Company have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times and are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and events.
Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action
Our DEIJ Roadmap for 2023 - 2024
To increase diversity among our board and staff, setting goals in the strategic plan.
To offer further workshops including – Administration members Responsibility in Creating and Demonstrating an Inclusive Organisation & Designing for Equity
To continue to identify under-represented groups in our teaching and learning community, and ensure content and material is created for them, with them, and by them.
To continually evaluate our work in this area and collate action feedback from our community on how we can improve.
To build long-term and personal relationships in order to genuinely serve under-represented communities in the best possible way.
To offer regular intercultural understanding dialogue with Natascha Speets
To offer regular DEIJ Group discussions in our extended community