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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Our Vision: Create an environment within RANZCO that embraces diversity.
The College is committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness where all individuals are respected, are treated fairly, feel like they belong and can thrive.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will:

  • foster a shared vision of embracing diversity across all areas of the College

  • assist in building a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment that enables the College to attract and retain the best Fellows, Trainees, Associates and employees

  • increase the diversity of the College membership and leadership to better reflect the diversity of the community in which RANZCO operates

  • build a culture that enables all Fellows, Trainees, Associates and employees of RANZCO to reach their full potential and create a true sense of inclusive collegiality

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will assist the Board to discharge its responsibility for delivering diversity and inclusion across RANZCO by:

  • Setting the direction and advising the Board on diversity and inclusion objectives, policy, strategy, goals and outcomes, and ensure a coordinated approach to implementation

  • Providing training and guidance to the Board on diversity and inclusion, and in identifying Champions of Change, where appropriate

  • Monitoring the latest research on diversity and inclusion and ensuring best practice is applied

  • Giving consideration to nominations for positions on the RANZCO Board, Council and Committees, based on adherence to RANZCO’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy (PDF 368.1KB), in conjunction with the Nominations Committee

  • Undertaking an annual review of the composition of the Board, Council and Committees and make recommendations on appropriate training and education initiatives

  • Assisting with Director Induction in conjunction with the Nominations Committee and Company Secretary. The Committee also assists with the review of the Director’s Induction Pack

  • Monitoring progress towards achieving the College’s commitment to eliminating discrimination in all its activities as a research, education, training and advocacy body

  • Receiving and reviewing regular reports that relate to RANZCO’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Engaging in dialogue to promote diversity in all the organisations RANZCO has dealings with

  • Advising on education initiatives for Fellows, Trainees, Associates, employees and members of the collaborative eye care team, when available

  • Periodically reviewing RANZCO’s Terms of Reference, By Laws and Policies to ensure appropriate coverage of issues relating to diversity, inclusion, discrimination, bullying and harassment, including the Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will develop an annual action plan covering areas including leadership support, assessment, communication and professional development.

If you’re interesting in knowing more about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee or would like to contribute, please contact the College at ranzco@ranzco.edu. The Committee is always keen to hear from Fellows, Trainees, Associates and RANZCO staff.

Assess to the The Diversity and Inclusion Terms of Reference (PDF 62.7KB). (PDF 92.5KB)