OUR COMMUNITY PLEDGE
A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Level Two Inc. is a significant contributor to our community. From the smallest start-up to the
largest corporation, we provide the space and opportunities for individuals to work, meet, network, and celebrate. It is
imperative that we ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive space
that reflects the good work done by all of our members and sponsor organizations.
Not only is diversity, equity, and inclusion the right thing to
pursue and foster, it has been proven that it improves our
ability to be great at our work. Building organizations that are
diverse, equitable, and inclusive creates more functional and productive organizations.
In order to be successful in this realm, we recognize that effective initiatives go beyond just rhetoric and are founded in very
practical considerations regarding how we do business. Without effective processes and practices, these initiatives will flounder which ultimately hinder our ability to increase our impact.
Therefore, we commit to the following practices to ensure that Level Two is a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace:
Planning & Policies
Our organization pledges to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our planning
processes by identifying specific goals, along with timelines for
Our organization pledges to identify staff, volunteers, and/or
Board members to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the organization and empower
them to communicate recommendations, challenge assumptions, and champion our organization's health.
Our organization pledges to ensure that all of our policies,
procedures, and practices are equitable, inclusive, and consistent with our statements and
Our organization pledges to have regular Board-level conversations
around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the organization’s successes and failures in this realm.
Programs & Services
Our organization pledges to ensure that diverse communities’
perspectives and needs are considered in the planning, development,
implementation, delivery, and evaluation of programs and services.
Our organization pledges to collect and analyze demographic
information on clients/constituents and to use this information to
inform our activities.
Our organization pledges to accurately represent our diverse
clients/constituents on our website, in printed collateral, and
Organizational Culture & Human Resources
Our organization pledges to offer diversity, equity, and inclusion training to members,
leadership, Board members, key volunteers, and key partners.
Our organization pledges to create an environment in which is it
possible to have difficult conversations about these topics by sharing
clear expectations and rules of engagement for such conversations.
Our organization pledges to ensure that all members and the community at-large are given equitable access to professional development opportunities.
Our organization pledges to ensure that a formal annual review
takes place for each and every staff and leadership position; that a
standardized rubric is used to evaluate performance, determining
promotions and merit-based raises; and that this process results in a
written report that is stored in the employee’s personnel file, along
with a customized professional development plan based on the employee’s
goals and aptitudes.