Diversity Policy & Procedures

Diversity Policy

The Sanville Institute seeks a deep awareness of issues related to social justice, social privilege, oppression, diversity and intersectionality in clinical practice, in the Sanville community and in society at large. Our recognition of white supremacy culture necessitates that we discern and act against racism in its many forms and structures.

The institute is committed to increasing diversity of all kinds, including, but not limited to, age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status in its board, administration, and extended community.

The Sanville Institute strives to reflect the diversity of our society in our community, programmatic offerings, and promotional materials. We believe that diverse participants and perspectives enrich, improve learning environments and contribute to the rectification of inequities.


An appreciation for diversity and respect for multiculturalism is explicitly expressed in organizational and board development and in all programmatic planning.

Diversity in Community

Marketing efforts strive to reach prospective members of our broader community from a wide range of backgrounds. Marketing materials will be created in conscious effort to attract and reflect diversity. Recruitment of members of the board of trustees emphasizes a diversity of ethnocultural backgrounds and professions.

Diversity in Programmatic Offerings

All aspects of the continuing education (CE) program (instructor selection, course content and content development process and organizational operations) will be managed in a manner that respects cultural, individual, and role differences as well as addresses issues of diversity including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. Continuing education program planning focuses on cross-cultural and multicultural issues.

The CE program developer shall consider diversity and solicit opinions from former faculty and members of the extended Sanville community, and members of our wider community during the process of selecting the theme and speaker for each event. There will be ongoing discussion on how to suit the needs and interests and honor the expertise of current and potential CE participants from more diverse backgrounds, in order to more fully address cross-cultural and multicultural issues in program offerings.

Self-Reflection and Policy Improvement

The board is committed to deepening cultural awareness in the context of clinical education, clinical research, and maintaining collegiality and an environment of respect. It seeks to recognize organizational and institutional biases, and to reflect on and work to reverse the impact of racism and white supremacy culture. These ongoing evaluations stimulate the institute to an ongoing effort to identify areas where our commitment to diversity could be strengthened.

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