Strengthening Leaders, Strengthening Organizations
After soliciting feedback from grantee partners, the 2023 Leadership Institute will continue its focus on Leadership Development and Race Equity. Specifically, the Foundation will provide a series of offerings aimed at:
- Understanding how leaders can improve results through effective leadership
- Fostering learning agility across organizations
- Introducing key concepts around racial equity, anti-racism, and the historical experiences of people of color in the U.S.
- Providing opportunities for peer learning and coaching to implement racial equity principles within organizational culture and operations
Workshops are open to board and staff of CMF grantee partner organizations; up to two people per organization may attend.
RACIAL EQUITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
RACIAL EQUITY LEARNING CIRCLES
Gatherings will consist of a lightly structured discussion group for grantee organizations. Attendees will learn the constructivist listening framework; brainstorm next steps with peers in their individual racial equity journeys; and discuss barriers to the application of racial equity principles.
Schedule: The second Tuesday of each month from 10:00– 11:00 AM, through December 2023. (Circles will not meet in July or August.)
RACIAL EQUITY REFRESH
Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This webinar introduces key concepts around racial equity, anti-racism, and the historical experiences of people of color in the US. The goal is to be more aware of why racism exists, how racial equity is both a process and an outcome, and to explore how our personal experiences influence how we show up with our colleagues and partners. It will be facilitated by Janine Hill of Soar Strategies
, and will be conducted via Zoom. The workshop is an abridged version of the Race/Equity Part 1 and Part 2 sessions held in 2021/2022, and is intended for individuals who did not attend those sessions.
IMPLICIT BIAS and MICROAGGRESSIONS
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Learn global concepts around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the definitions of power/privilege, microaggressions and implicit bias. The workshop will be facilitated by Janine Hill of Soar Strategies
, and will be conducted via Zoom. It is a repeat of a session offered in 2022, and is intended for CMF Grantees that have taken earlier trainings and have started their racial equity journeys.
RECRUITING AND RETAINING LEADERS OF COLOR
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (in-person, Location TBD)
Explore the value and importance of recruiting and retaining a diverse group of leaders (including staff and board members). The workshop will be facilitated by Janine Hill of Soar Strategies and will be offered twice, once online and once in-person. It is intended for CMF Grantees that have taken earlier trainings (Racial Equity Part 1 or 2; Racial Equity Assessment; or Racial Equity Refresh).
The Soar Strategies team will provide Race Equity Consulting to a select group of grantee organizations. Each organization will have the opportunity to work closely with a Soar Strategies team member as they develop and implement racial equity assessments, action plans, and more inclusive environments for their staff and partners. Any CMF grantee organization that participated in any of the trainings/peer learning circles in 2021-2023 is eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Applications are due on October 12, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
LEARN MORE & APPLY
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Session 1 | Oct. 3 & 5, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 2 | Oct. 3 & 5, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn to explore and tackle problems with an enhanced innovative mindset and toolset. Workshops will be facilitated by the Center for Creative Leadership, and will be conducted via Zoom. Each workshop is four hours and will be presented in two, 2-hour parts; participants must attend both parts.
Due to limited capacity, only two people per grantee organization may attend.
REGISTER for SESSION 1
REGISTER for SESSION 2