Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

AMPs Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

5 hands of different ethnicitiesThe Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) is committed to a

diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment

where all board members, staff, volunteers and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin,

religion, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.


We are committed to being nondiscriminatory and providing equal opportunities for employment, volunteering, and advancement in all areas of our work.

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring to our board and leadership and we strive to listen to their views and give them value.

We are committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, and equity and maintaining fair and equal treatment for all.



Our board’s philosophy on our goals to provide informed leadership for diversity, inclusion, and equity include:

      • We will strive to see diversity, inclusion, and equity in connection with our vision and mission for the benefit of those we serve.
      • We aim to recognize and address inequities in our policies, programs, and services.
      • We will update and document progress on our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
      • We promise to investigate underlying assumptions that interfere with our diversity policy.
      • We commit to advocating against systemic inequities that impact our work at the board level and address it according to this policy and in accordance with our mission.
      • We commit to challenging commonly accepted notions about what constitutes strong leadership within our organization.
      • We commit to being transparent about diversity in all our interactions.
      • We will dedicate our time and resources to expanding greater diversity within our board and leadership positions.


The Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) agrees to abide by the following action items to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our work:

  • We will create new learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies as we strive for cultural competency throughout our organization.
  • We will take action to improve diversity, inclusion and equity in our board and leadership positions.

This is our commitment to you, our members, and our industry.