DEI Goals and Objectives
PATH Intl. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vision, Goals and Objectives
DEI Vision Statement
PATH Intl. believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every person and recognizes the historical and current lack of diversity within the equine-assisted services industry. We commit to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion, leading by example within the equine-assisted services industry, and expanding access and opportunity for all people. We will provide education and resources and collaborate with marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities, while actively seeking representation from those communities for our governing Board of Trustees, staff, members, certificants and volunteers.
PATH Intl. commits to diversity, equity and inclusion within its organizational programs to expand access, engagement and participation from marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities.
1a. All PATH Intl. trainings and educational opportunities will be reviewed, developed and conducted with an intentional effort to uphold DEI.
1b. PATH Intl. membership, accreditation and certification processes will be consistently reviewed and modified with an intentional effort to foster and sustain DEI.
1c. PATH Intl. facilitates opportunities to invite certificants, members and centers of marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities to connect with each other as part of the PATH Intl. community.
1d. PATH Intl. will proactively invite marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities to connect, participate and share their expertise and resources as part of the PATH Intl. community.
1e. To encourage participation in PATH Intl. programs, financial support opportunities will be created for eligible certification applicants, certificants, members and centers from marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities.
PATH Intl. builds relationships with marginalized and/or underrepresented individuals and communities to increase collaboration and model diversity, equity and inclusion.
2a. PATH Intl. will build relationships with marginalized and/or underrepresented individuals, organizations and community groups.
2b. PATH Intl. will develop and implement strategies to prioritize engagement with marginalized and/or underrepresented people and communities.
PATH Intl. invests in and develops organizational practices to ensure increasing representation of marginalized and/or underrepresented individuals in staff, board and volunteer leadership to model a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
3a. PATH Intl. human resources policies and practices will align with the organization’s commitment to DEI, striving for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
3b. The board of trustees will align policies and practices with the organization’s commitment to DEI.
3c. PATH Intl. allocates the financial resources needed to support DEI efforts based on strategic planning, annual budget and resource capacity.
3d. PATH Intl. communication and marketing strategies implement and model the organization’s DEI vision.
3e. PATH Intl. provides ongoing professional development opportunities to staff, volunteer leadership and the board of trustees focused on topics related to DEI.
PATH Intl. DEI
Michael Kaufmann*, Chair
Kathy Alm**, CEO
*PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Member ** PATH Intl. Staff