The NACG is proud to offer a training opportunity in the area of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) – the NACG Equity Project.
Each individual will participate in 6 hours of training over three different days led by independent consultant Linara Davidson Greenidge. This training is offered at no charge to participants thanks to the support of the New York Life Foundation. It represents an opportunity to be supported in thinking through organizational barriers that exist to serving children who are bereaved. Attendees will work through a ‘problem of practice’ in a supportive environment and define what operationalizing your Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals will require.
The NACG and New York Life Foundation are committed to supporting you in achieving these goals. Participants will join as individuals, but with multiple registrations welcome from organizations, there is potential to approach the organizations goals in this area as a group. All attendees will receive a certificate to certify their participation in the program.
A note from NACG Equity Project consultant Linara Davidson Greenidge:
The current social reckoning occurring in the U.S. has created a unique opportunity for organizations to be intentional with how they strive to become more inclusive and equitable. Over the next few months, you have the opportunity to work with a seasoned facilitator on issues like racial equity. Sessions will be broken down into two key components: Part 1: Introduction: Setting a Vision for Grounding in Equity and Part 2: Engaging in the Work: Professional Learning Groups (PLGs). Learn more about what each session entails below.
Part 1: Introduction: Setting a Vision for Grounding in Equity
A three hour workshop designed to support participating organizations in identifying your “why” for delving into equity work; connecting the work back to your mission; and to help you identify what equity work looks like in action. The goals will be to:
- Discuss why being an equity-focused organization matters
- Create a set of guiding questions to decide what success looks like as you work on operationalizing equity
- Determine your North Star, your “why”
Part 2: Engaging in the Work: Professional Learning Groups (PLGs)
After the introduction, participants will be invited to opt into professional learning groups, which will meet twice for 90-minutes. The purpose of these groups will be to begin to dive into the work at the level you are ready to approach it. The groups will be created based on interest and similarity of work. Participants will sign up for professional learning groups of 20 participants each. In these groups, you will each commit to exploring and working on an equity-based problem-of-practice from your own work. Problems can fall into one of the below categories:
- What is the process of creating and auditing our policies and practices for board development and fundraising?
- What is the process of creating and auditing our policies and practices for HR Policies, practices and recruitment and retention?
- What is the process of creating and auditing our policies and practices for Staff Development and continuing learning?
- What is the process of creating and auditing our policies and practices for Program Practices?
- What is the process of creating and auditing our policies and practices for Work Environment?
- Spaces are limited. Complete your registration to secure your spot.
- All who work with children who are grieving are eligible to attend, and multiple attendees from the same organization are welcome.
- Registrants are committing to attend one three-hour initial and two ninety-minute follow-up sessions.
- The first three-hour meeting will take place on March 3rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up form that needs to be completed by the registrant. This form will be reviewed by Ms. Davidson Greenidge before the training begins.