June 7, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Having a DEI statement isn’t enough. It’s essential for organizations and leaders to make statements about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) real in their everyday culture.
How should nonprofit organizations explore and articulate their commitment to DEI? During this course, you will answer this question through a thoughtful process that evaluates your individual and organizational perspectives.
While an organization cannot be biased itself, it reflects the biases and beliefs of its leaders and representatives. Together, we will explore how those differing perspectives come to life within your organization as the first step toward establishing a culture that supports and promotes DEI, thus increasing your ability to be more collaborative and inclusive.
In this class, you will:
- Develop a foundational understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Learn how implicit bias impacts beliefs, values and actions and contributes to organizational cultures that either foster or stifle DEI
- Assess your organization’s DEI practices and policies to inform next steps
- Examine the importance of timing, involvement and purpose behind crafting a DEI statement
- Understand how to begin articulating your organization’s commitment to DEI
$244.00 Only $79 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our funders
Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts or promo codes).
This event is being held IN-PERSON at our training room in Tampa, FL.
Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on June 5, 2022.
Meet Your Trainers
Meriel Martinez is NLC’s Program Director with particular focus on training and development in areas of DE&I. Meriel manages our cohort programs and serves as a key leader on the program team.
Originally from New Jersey, Meriel began her professional journey as an editor for a major educational publisher. Years later, a family move to Virginia prompted a career shift towards areas of long-standing personal involvement. Meriel served as Logistics Coordinator for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network’s (VALHEN) Hispanic College Institute, amongst other endeavors. She then became Education & Training Coordinator at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. In that role, she designed and facilitated educational programs on diversity and inclusion for schools, workplaces, and communities across the state. More recently, Meriel moved with her family to Tampa, where she has resumed efforts to serve her community both professionally and as a volunteer.
Margarita Sarmiento designs and presents customized training and implementation programs for public, non-profit and for-profit organizations. These programs focus on improving both organizational and personal performance.
Margarita has over 25 years of management, training and facilitation experience, encompassing the areas of professional development, team building, leadership, organizational planning, board development, cross cultural communication and diversity. She has worked in corporate management and training with Progressive Companies, Busch Entertainment Corporation and the National Conference for Community & Justice- Tampa Bay, and has been called on to successfully consult and train in a variety of industries. Currently, Margarita serves as a trainer and consultant for numerous companies including the Pascall Company and Skill Path Seminars, as well as working as a personal management coach.
CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 4.0 NFR points.
Safety and Health Protocols for In-Person Classes
The safety and health of all visitors, students, trainers and staff is our top priority.
The Nonprofit Leadership Center is taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of guests and participants for all in-person training sessions:
- We are following all federal health and safety guidelines, as well as guidance from state and local governments. Depending on the community spread of COVID-19, this may include protocols such as wearing face coverings and social distancing. Registrants will receive an email from NLC one week prior to each in-person training session that outlines specific protocols to expect on the event day.
- We are using enhanced protocols and practices to keep our Training Room healthy and safe.
- Training Room capacity is limited to ensure proper distancing.
- Any person who is feeling unwell or suspects they have been exposed to contagious illness is asked to refrain from attending in-person training events. If you are not feeling well on the day of your training or are aware of exposure (within the previous 10 days) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your visit with us, whether or not you appear to be experiencing symptoms of illness. If you need to cancel for this reason, please notify us, and we will be happy to provide program credit equivalent to the registration fees already paid.
Please note: In-person training events are subject to be changed to virtual (via Zoom), rescheduled or canceled depending on current CDC guidelines and/or state and local government recommendations as the date of the training approaches. If such a change is required, registrants will be notified in advance.
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