The DEI Guidebook

Posted By: Mike Pennington1 DEI Resources,

In 2020, the Atlanta Apartment Association formed a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) subcommittee to address societal concerns, specifically concerning access to resources and opportunities for traditionally underserved populations and people groups. Months of meetings and conversations revealed that the topic and need for the topic is extremely vast and difficult to define. The leadership team soon determined that these same conversations and discussions were likely needed throughout the AAA membership. While allowing that many AAA members are likely managing active programs to address the complex issues of DEI, the supposition is that many companies had nascent programs or had yet to begin digesting the issues.

AAA’s DEI leadership decided to produce a reference, available to all member companies, a ‘how-to’ guide, designed to provide a suggested roadmap for creating, or updating, DEI programs with member firms. This guide is not a set of answers – results and outcomes may vary from company-to-company. This is a series of suggested questions, resources, and discussion points designed to help our member companies self-assess and create plans for the future.

We provide this as a resource for you and invite you to learn what we can do T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R.

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