[MASTERCLASS] Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Volunteer-Driven Organizations

with Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker

Learn how you can better champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural adaptability efforts for your volunteer initiatives in this two-part online series.

PART 1 – Understanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Disrupting Implicit Bias

September 15, 2020
3:00PM-4:00PM EST / 12:00-1:00PM PST

PART 2 – Managing and Operationalizing DEI in Volunteering

October 20, 2020
3:00PM-4:00PM EST / 12:00-1:00PM PST

Note: This training is FREE for VolunteerPro members (please register inside the community)

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Become a Champion for Change

All effective and sustainable efforts to establish a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment (which advances social cohesion and improves the bottom line) must begin with:

  • Informed and supportive leadership

  • Common language and collective understanding of what diversity, equity, and inclusion are, and how to leverage them for more healthy and cohesive cultures

  • A sustainable and adaptable DEI plan

Get started with the foundations of equitable practice during this two-part online workshop series.

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Learn how to influence and transform spaces into inclusive environments that best support volunteer success

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PART 1
September 15, 2020
3:00PM-4:00PM EST / 12:00-1:00PM PST
Understanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Disrupting Implicit Bias

We often struggle to work together effectively and fail to maximize our potential. Implicit bias and a lack of cultural competence engender these problems and undermine productivity. In this dynamic and interactive workshop, Dr. Matthew Whitaker will offer knowledge, perspective, and practical solutions for leveraging diversity, equity, and inclusion to increase inner-awareness, team-building, and productivity.

Agenda

  • Definition: A Reckoning: Defining DEI and Belonging
    • What is diversity, equity, and inclusion?
    • Why are they critically important?
    • Is cultural competency in the office important?
  • Implicit Bias
    • “Implicit Bias and Micro-Aggressions”
    • “Interrupting Micro-Aggressions Exercise”
    • “Intent vs Impact”
  • Group Share: Compliment or Critique?
  • Debrief: Where do we go from here?

PART 2
October 20, 2020
3:00PM-4:00PM EST / 12:00-1:00PM PST
Managing and Operationalizing DEI in Volunteering

Keith Kehrer has asked a question, “how can we work to make our volunteer programs accessible to a wide range of people, in order to create an engaged, effective team of diverse volunteers?” This interactive workshop will answer his question by exploring the concepts of cultural and relational equity, in order to assess the effects of homogeneity and heterogeneity, on managers and current practices around volunteer recruitment, engagement, growth, and retention.

Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate their existing volunteer leadership through the lens of DEI, brainstorm and share knowledge with colleagues through interactive discussion and activities, and identify concrete, measurable action steps toward creating a more diverse volunteer team.

Agenda

  • Inclusive Volunteering: 10 Strategies
  • Interpersonal—Intercultural Communication
  • Partner, Nurture, Further—Centering Culture
diversity equity inclusion expert

Speaker: Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D
Founder and CEO, Diamond Strategies LLC

Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Diamond Strategies, LLC., a trendsetting diversity, equity, inclusion, and community relations firm, that has partnered with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, faith-based institutions, and government.

Dr. Whitaker is also an award-winning educator, author, community engagement specialist, motivational speaker, and founder the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Brophy College Preparatory, and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, winner of the 2014 Arizona Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA) Inclusive Workplace Award, at Arizona State University, where was a professor of history for 15 years.

Most recently, he was given DLA’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Leader Award, and the Arizona Collectors 2020 Frederick Douglass Social Justice Award. He specializes in U.S. history, African American history, and life, civil rights, race relations, social movements, cultural competency, equity, and inclusion.

He has edited three books, including Hurricane Katrina: America’s Unnatural Disaster, and Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West. He has also authored a number of award-winning articles, penned over 40 opinion pieces, and is currently completing a memoir entitled The Undisputed Truth: A Revolutionary Journey to Black Manhood.

Save Your Seat

$99 per person for the two-part series

FREE for VolunteerPro members (please register inside the community)

$99 – Register Now!