Northeast Indiana Public Radio 

Diversity Statement

NIPR is committed to creating an atmosphere of acceptance that enhances our service to the community by recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals. Diversity and diversity of thought stimulates creativity and promotes the exchange of ideas. Diversity encompasses differences of culture, background, and experience among individuals and groups. Such differences include, but are not limited to, differences of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, and disabilities, as well as political and religious affiliation and socio-economic status. NIPR will continue all reasonable efforts to maintain and grow the diversity of our staff, volunteers, and Board.

The diversity of our staff and Board has increased over the past three years, and our ongoing commitment is to continue to seek staff members, volunteers, and Board members who advance our organization’s commitment to diversity.

Our Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board, and professional staff represent diversity in gender, geography, age, race, sexual orientation, political and religious affiliation and socio-economic status. Our recruiting process for new staff or Board members is continually mindful of our goal of increasing the diversity of community representation in our organization

Evidence of our commitment to successfully implement diversity in our workplace includes a workshop held for staff in June of 2014 called: Teambuilding-Dealing With Diverse Personalities. This workshop was conducted by Michelle Gladieux, a Fort Wayne based professional development consultant, and assisted our staff in better understanding differences in personality and communication styles in the workplace.

Of course, our commitment to diversity is also represented in our programming; both acquired and station-produced. Our programing strives to provide diversity of thought to our community, and represent diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious affiliation and socio-economic status.

We are proud of our accomplishments in diversity as demonstrated above,  and remain committed to continually improving our role in representing the communities we serve.