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September 2022 - February 2023 | via Zoom

National Board Training

A five-month, nine-session training for board members committed to addressing issues of equity and antiracism in cultural institutions.

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Date and Location

September 2022 - February 2023

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 and anti-racism to better serve the organizations to which they’ve been entrusted.


This national board cohort will participate in 9 virtual skills-based and analysis-building sessions over the course of 5 months. The skills-based sessions will explore foundational concepts related to equity and antiracism; benchmarks of antiracist organizations; and how to operationalize equity and antiracism values. Participants will join a growing base of almost a hundred antiracist trustees working to effect organizational and field-wide change. Even after the training is concluded, this enthusiastic base of trustees continues to meet, collaborate, and strategize together to use their positional power and agency in the service of antiracism.


Following the third year of the program, the 2022-2023 training will be hosted virtually through 9 sessions between September 2022 and February 2023. Though the sessions continue to be virtual, there are plans for in-person convenings to bolster community-building.


Stay tuned for updates and info session date for the 2022 program!


Registration is $812.00 US. The cost of registration goes toward facilitation fees, access services, and technical + administrative support.



Captions are available for all programming. ASL Interpretation is available upon request. Please request additional access support at the time of registration.


Refunds will be made in full up to three weeks before the first day of training (before August 2nd). If you need to cancel, please email Alexis Green at Refunds will take up to 10 business days to process.


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Session 1: Sept 12, 2022

Orientation | Introductions and Overview 

Session 2: October 3, 2022 

Personal and Organizational Goals

Session 3: November 7, 2022

Exploring Our Assumptions

Session 4: November 21, 2022

Identity and Social Location

Session 5: December 5, 2022

Organizational Culture

Session 6: January 17, 2023

Open Issues Forum

Session 7: January 30, 2023

Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions

Session 8: February 13, 2023

How to Operationalize Equity-Based Values

Session 9: February 27, 2023

Individual and Collective Board Action

Session hours:

9:00am -12:30pm PT / 10:00am -1:30pm MT / 11:00am - 2:30pm CT / 12:00pm - 3:30pm ET.


30+ hours of training: Participants will receive 9 Intensive Skills-Building/Analysis-Building sessions covering:

  • establishing personal and organizational goals;

  • exploring barriers to organizational change;

  • foundational concepts related to equity, inclusion, and antiracism;

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

  • benchmarks of inclusive organizations;

  • how to operationalize equity, inclusion, and antiracism 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, inclusion, and antiracism.

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.

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