August 2020 - February 2021 | via Zoom

National Board Training

A six-month, ten-session training for board member committed to addressing issues of equity, inclusion, and justice in cultural institutions.

Date | Location

August 2020 - February 2021

Via Zoom Meetings

About the Program

Recognizing and responding to the ongoing and growing need for in-depth analysis-building through the lens of board governance, board members from cultural arts institutions across the country are being invited to take a deep dive into addressing issues of equity, inclusion, and justice to better serve the organizations to which they’ve been entrusted.

 

This national board cohort will participate in 10 virtual skills-based and analysis-building sessions over the course of 6 months. The skills-based sessions will explore foundational concepts related to equity and inclusion; benchmarks of inclusive organizations; and how to operationalize equity and inclusion values. Participants will join a national network of board enthusiasts working to effect organizational and field-wide change. 

 

Following the inaugural year of the program in June 2019, the 2020 training will be hosted virtually through 10 sessions between August 2020 and February 2021. 

PROGRAM FEATURES

30+ hours of training: Participants will receive 10 Intensive Skills-Building/Analysis-Building sessions covering:

  • establishing personal and organizational goals;

  • exploring barriers to organizational change;

  • foundational concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion;

  • understanding the roots of or current organizational structure and culture;

  • benchmarks of inclusive organizations;

  • how to operationalize equity, diversity, and inclusion values; and

  • how to take collective action.

Learning Teams: Participants will form learning teams designed to foster creative opportunities, resource sharing, and collaboration that can be enhanced through deeper relationships and trust building. 

National Network: Participants will have an opportunity to join a growing national network of trustees committed to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Organizational Assessment: Participants will have the opportunity to conduct an equity and inclusion assessment to analyze their organizational culture, demographics, and equity and inclusion resources/needs.

Resource Materials: Participants will receive a resource packet containing tools and literature to support their training experience.

SCHEDULE

  1. Orientation | Introductions and Overview**
    Monday, August 10, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  2. Personal and Organizational Goals
    Monday, August 31, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  3. Barriers to Organizational Change
    Monday, September 21, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  4. Identity and Social Location*
    Tuesday, October 13, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  5. Approaches to Difference
    Monday, November 2, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  6. Organizational Stages of Diversity and Inclusion
    Monday, November 23, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  7. Terminology and Appropriate Use of Language
    Monday, December 14, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  8. Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions
    Monday, January 11, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  9. How to Operationalize Equity-based Values
    Monday, January 25, 9am - 12:30pm PT
     

  10. Individual and Collective Action**
    Monday, February 8, 9am - 12:30pm PT

 

** Required Sessions

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