August 2020 - February 2021 | via Zoom
National Board Training
A six-month, ten-session training for board members 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.
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.
Orientation | Introductions and Overview**
Monday, August 10, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Personal and Organizational Goals
Monday, August 31, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Barriers to Organizational Change
Monday, September 21, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Identity and Social Location*
Tuesday, October 13, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Approaches to Difference
Monday, November 2, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Organizational Stages of Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, November 23, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Terminology and Appropriate Use of Language
Monday, December 14, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions
Monday, January 11, 9am - 12:30pm PT
How to Operationalize Equity-based Values
Monday, January 25, 9am - 12:30pm PT
Individual and Collective Action**
Monday, February 8, 9am - 12:30pm PT
** Required Sessions