Based on feedback from local nonprofits, the most difficult part of the journey to advance equity is moving from learning to action. In the first two workshops, we learned how to build a case for DEI and strategies to create inclusive cultures. This session will explore how systemic oppression shows up on nonprofit boards and discover strategies to advance our goals.
The workshop will begin with a two-hour training by Lyndon Cudlitz of Lyndon Cudlitz: Consulting, Educating and Training diving into these issues and how you can move to action. The training will be followed by a panel with local nonprofit board leaders sharing their experiences serving on boards and providing strategies to advance inclusion.
During this workshop, participants will learn the following:
• Understand systemic oppression shows up in nonprofit boards and ways to distribute power among all members
• Learn ways to engage and embrace individuals from underrepresented communities
• Create realistic and impactful goals
• Identify tangible strategies to increase diversity and build inclusion on your board
Moderator: Angela Dixon, Berkshire Bank
Panelists: Dorcey L. Applyrs, DrPh, MPH, Marcia Cognetta, and Alfredo Medina, Jr., Ph.D.
Bios of our trainers and panelists are available on our website.
This training will be recorded, however, we encourage people to participate in the live session in order to engage in activities and discussions. Participants who did not attend the first two session are welcomed to attend, however are strongly encouraged to review the recording of the first session and review the summary from the second session on the Community Foundation’s website: https://www.cfgcr.org/nonprofit-board-inclusion-training-series/