Archives West Midlands launches its Self-Assessment Tool for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

After months of developing and piloting AWM was delighted to launch its EDIB Self-Assessment Tool at its AGM on 27th September 2023.  Inspired by the DPC’s Rapid Assessment Model, the EDIB SAT provides a simple tool by which an organization can quickly assess the status of its approach to EDIB  across all aspects – organizational, technical and functional – measured against a set of defined maturity levels.

The SAT is designed to be applicable to any size of organisation and you decide where you want to apply it be it a whole organisation, an archive service, an individual department or team.  It can be used to assess current state, be repeated to provide longitudinal measure, identify gaps and strengths, articulate aspirations, decide on priorities, highlight resourcing requirements and capture progress.  No special skills are required other than an understanding of your own organisation.

This is the Beta version of the EDIB SAT which will be revised in 2025.  So if you have any comments once you have tried it out do get in touch with AWM.


AWM will be running a workshop on Thursday 16 November 10am to 12.30pm when attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the EDIB SAT and try it out for themselves, as well as hearing from Melinda Haunton at The National Archives about EDIB and Archive Service Accreditation. The workshop will be virtual and is free to staff of AWM members or £20 per delegate for non-members.  Go to the AWM website for more details

Have a go

If you wish to try the EDIB SAT, please find the worksheet and guidance below.


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