COMMITTEE CHARGE: Understand, embrace, and promote the unique diversity of the GLATA membership and patients ATs treat. The committee will champion and advocate for an environment of inclusivity and equal opportunity that fosters respect, fairness and values differences in both ATs and the patient populations they serve.
GLATA EXECUTIVE BOARD LIAISON: GLATA President-Elect
COMMITTEE COORDINATOR TERM: Two years – renewable.
COMMITTEE COORDINATOR EVALUATION: GLATA President-Elect
COMMITTEE ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to serve as a member of a GLATA Committee, one must (1) be a member of GLATA, and (2) be in possession of a National Provider Identification (NPI) Number.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Coordinator will solicit and recommend committee members for approval from the Executive Board. Committee members will include six individual representatives (one from each state) and two at-large members from GLATA. If not serving as coordinator, those individuals serving as District Four and District Eleven representatives to the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee and the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee have standing invitations to serve as ex-officio members of the committee.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS TERMS: Two years – renewable.
A. The GLATA Diversity and Inclusion Committee will meet as needed to complete duties and responsibilities of the committee.
B. During each meeting of the GLATA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, a committee member will be appointed by the Coordinator to take meeting minutes.
1. All meeting minutes will be housed in the GLATA Diversity and Inclusion Committee folder in Dropbox.
A. Adheres to all Association policies and procedures contained within Chapter 4.
B. Provides an annual Member Demographic Report to the Executive Board.
1. The Committee Coordinator and Members will annually review and interpret member demographics. Following the review, the committee will submit a report to the Executive Board.
2. The Committee Coordinator will provide this report using the Committee Report Form (Appendix I).
3. Reports will be submitted to the President in electronic format.
4. Reports will be submitted to the President at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.
C. Conducts an ongoing review of all materials (i.e. website, bylaws, policies and procedures, etc.) to ensure an inclusive environment and content.
D. Ensure the GLATA effectively communicates the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in verbal and written forms, which are fundamental practices necessary to advance the Association.
E. Oversee GLATA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
F. Oversee activities, programming, and leadership training in all areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
G. Develop presentations, posters, checklists, infographics, etc. to facilitate inclusive teaching and learning such as Safe Zone, restorative justice, mediation, etc.
H. Provide assessments to the Executive Board related to GLATA’s climate for diversity and inclusion.
I. Advocate and celebrate the diversity within GLATA’s membership.
J. Monitor nondiscrimination laws, regulations, and policies, which may have implications to athletic training and GLATA.
K. Ensure GLATA conforms to federal and/or state mandates regarding harassment, hate, nondiscrimination, equal access, equal treatment and procurement of goods as it applies to the NATA Code of Ethics.