Accountability means responsibility

The “A” in IDEA stands for “accountability,” which has been added to inclusion, diversity, and equity to promote personal responsibility in making IDEA happen. IDEA aims to promote personal investment among each of us to help make the Lab more inclusive, diverse, and equitable in our day-to-day roles, perhaps by speaking up or becoming an active bystander. We all have a role to play in IDEA. Inclusion, diversity, and equity are everyone’s responsibility.

For more resources and trainings, please visit the Learning@LBL website brought to you by Berkeley Lab's Learning & Organizational Development team.

Do you need a slide for a quick meeting opener or a prompt to start a longer discussion on accountability? Check out the One Minute for IDEA slides.

If you're a leader: for a longer discussion, check out the Leader Discussion Guides in Supervisor Resources.

Accountability means being responsible. It means taking action to put inclusion, diversity, and equity into action. Bill Collins, Director of Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, and Director of the Environmental Resilience Accelerator, describes what it looks like when leaders are accountable for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability, or IDEA