“Make sure to have your full name, organization, and pronouns in your username.”
“Please note that we will be recording this session.”
“Kindly include trigger warnings if you will be tackling sensitive topics.”
Whether you’ve been an attendee or organizer at an online event, we’re sure you’ve heard—and, by now, almost memorized—this spiel. While they are simple reminders, ticking off these items at every event helps ensure that you are as welcoming and inclusive as possible.
Building these habits into your organization’s practices requires intentionality and consistency. As part of our commitment to promote Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) and a follow-up to our GEDSI checklist published earlier this month, we’ve gathered some lessons we learned from our partners in holding online events and turned them into a two-minute video to make it easier for you to remember and recap for your online attendees.
Watch Make Inclusivity a Habit | 6 Tips to Create Safe, Open, and Inclusive Events below!
Now that you know how… let’s make inclusivity a habit!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Use this two-minute video for all your online events. Download the Make Inclusivity a Habit | 6 Tips to Create Safe, Open, and Inclusive Events video and play this at the start of your online events and meetings.
Note: The downloadable video doesn’t have the I-ACT logo and there’s no need to credit us — this is a free resource. You are free to add your own logo at the end (e.g., your logo on the white frame), but please inform us if you will be adding more steps in the step-by-step guide. We’re always happy to learn!
- Share this video with your partners. Be an inclusivity advocate among your peers by sharing this video with them and recommending them to do the same!
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Title: Make Inclusivity a Habit | 6 Tips to Create Safe, Open, and Inclusive Events
Captions: English (with separate subtitle files)
Total running time: 2 minutes and 10 seconds
File size: 7.4MB (.MP4 file)
Did you use this video in your event? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to send us suggestions to improve this resource at email@example.com.