We will work to ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to
make the most of their lives and talents.
No individual will be unjustly discriminated against because of the way they
were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a
disability. We will promote equality of opportunity by seeking to remove
barriers and promote equal access to outdoor learning experiences,
employment, education and training.
We recognise that, though people have things in common with each other,
they are also different in many ways.
People from different backgrounds bring fresh ideas and perceptions into the
workplace and outdoor learning arena, adding value to our work and the
outdoor learning environment. The more diverse our workforce, the better we
are able to respond to and reflect the individuals and communities we
We will encourage and champion a culture that allows people to be
themselves where differences are not just accepted, they are valued.
Inclusive leadership, language and actions help ensure people feel involved,
respected and connected. The greater the mix of people, the greater the mix
of skills, experiences, perspectives and ideas that can be can drawn on.
Raising Our Game
IOL and AHOEC are working in partnership to join a number of threads
together that support greater levels of equality, diversity and inclusion
for those participating in, or working in, Outdoor Learning. We are building
on the longstanding commitment of members of the IOL Adventure for All
professional practice group, the IOL Managing Diversity Policy (part of the
Code of Professional Conduct) as well as the initiatives and expertise of our members.
To keep a steady flow of articles, insights and discussion flowing
around our community so that we start to create a common picture about
what inclusion and diversity means to us all, and why it's so important.
To better understand what members are doing to contribute towards a more
inclusive and diverse sector, and to share that widely for others to
- To agree and promote a shared statement of good practice.
To begin to map out a long term strategy (10 years +) for what we would
like our sector to look like in the future and how we're going to get
Please get in touch to share resources, articles and research that can
help us move our sector forward.