In 2020, PaxSims and many of the Connections groups developed a set of principles for diversity and inclusion. They have named these principles ‘Derby House’ in honour of the women and men in the Western Approaches Tactical Unit (WATU) who wargamed critical operations during World War 2. You are encouraged to read these principles and reflect on them. https://paxsims.wordpress.com/derby-house-principles/
Connections Oz is a loose group of individuals, not an ‘organisation’. As such we have not endorsed the principles as an entity, but have chosen to do so as individuals.
If you feel you would like to endorse these principles, please leave a comment below with any ideas on how we can encourage greater diversity in our activities.
Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the fact that while Connections Oz is not endorsed by the Department of Defence, many of our community are members of Defence and we have been very graciously hosted by the Australian Defence College. Defence has its own ‘Diversity and Inclusion Strategy‘ and takes these goals and initiatives seriously.