This committee will be responsible for developing niche programs, events and services as an extension of Blacks in I/O. This committee will consist of task forces and sub-committees dedicated to matters of special interests including the Law Enforcement Task Force and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
Current Special Projects & Task Forces:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
Special Projects - DEI Landing Page
The Diversity & Inclusion Task Force is dedicated to furthering the understanding and implementation of efficacious DEI concepts and strategies by ensuring those who are most affected by these strategies are given voice in their construction and use.
Recent Accomplishments: SIOP White Paper on Effectively measuring the impact of and improving extant DEI strategies in organizations.
Past Committees & Special Projects & Task Forces:
Law Enforcement Task Force
The purpose of the Blacks in I/O Law Enforcement Task Force is to combine efforts from multidisciplinary professionals to address the systemic societal issues of racism and bias and how they are manifested in law enforcement. Together we will plan and strategize ways to use our professional expertise to make an impact for the Black community.
The task force, and its partner organizations, shall be representative of the expertise required to guide and support policing reform. Members of the task force should include personnel with the capacity and capability to achieve the organization’s agenda.
The Law Enforcement Task Force will end on May 15, 2021.
The Law Enforcement Task Force under Blacks in I/O was active for nearly a year. Their impact is far reaching in the field of I/O. Accomplishments include:
Congratulations to all the past members of the Law Enforcement Task Force!
Thank you for all your hard work.
Volunteer & Pro Bono Projects
This committee was responsible for partnering closely with Blacks in I/O leadership regarding the development, engagement, and oversight of the organization’s volunteer and pro bono project participation. This committee was dissolved in January 2023.