This free online workshop is open to board members and executive directors from nonprofits in Berkshire, Columbia, northeast Dutchess and northwest Litchfield counties. A team from BRIDGE will offer a shared, facilitated experience for board and organizational leaders to examine what it takes to launch, implement and steward inclusive approaches to belonging and equity.
The workshop will include a group Q&A, breakout rooms and other interactive tools for sharing thoughts and dialogue. Space is limited. The session will not be recorded.
We will review how boards can effectively engage in informed IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) and anti-racism work as the landscape shifts for nonprofit leaders. It has become a business imperative to be actively examining existing practices and reinventing them to promote equity and thriving for the communities we serve. We will cover steps in how to develop a shared vision, shared values and the "why" coupled with the “how” to reach a strategic agenda with tangible outcomes.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Gwendolyn VanSant is an experienced organizational change consultant and coach who works at the intersection of diversity leadership, equity and inclusion, and strategic planning. She serves as a nonprofit leader as the CEO and founding executive director of BRIDGE and the principal and owner of consulting firm Equity in Practice, LLC.
Tuti Scott, interim CEO at Tides, serves as a “chief inspiration officer” and guide to countless leaders and teams that are advancing social change.
Aseanté Renee is a therapist and communications strategist with over 13 years of experience in social cause marketing, facilitation and culturally inclusive community engagement work across the nation.