Committees

Membership Services & Engagement

This committee will be responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing new membership. This includes recruiting and attracting new members and ally members and overseeing the membership spotlight series.  This committee will also be responsible for analyzing the membership satisfaction survey results and reporting results to Blacks in I/O leadership.

Volunteer & Pro Bono Projects

This committee will be 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.

Social Media Marketing & Communications

This committee will be responsible for maintaining all Blacks in I/O social media platforms. This will include working closely with other Blacks in IO team members to post relevant information including member spotlights, upcoming events, career development opportunities and relevant I/O content.

Business Development & Partnerships

This committee will be responsible for building partnerships and strategic alliances that will extend Blacks in I/O’s brand in the community and increase avenues of support and sponsorship. This committee will also work closely with the membership engagement committee to manage the programming calendar.

Special Projects

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

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. We are currently drafting a white paper for SIOP relating to more effectively measuring the impact of and improving extant DEI strategies in organizations, and plan to draft trainings for organizations after this is complete. Let me know if I can provide any additional information. 

Other 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.