Leadership Institute

Community Memorial Foundation believes that leadership requires the capacity to turn vision into reality. That’s why we provide grantee board members and staff leadership with training in key areas of organizational development.

Strengthening Leaders, Strengthening Organizations

After soliciting feedback from grantee partners, the 2022 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 WORKSHOPS
Workshops will be facilitated by Janine Hill of Soar Strategies, and will be conducted via Zoom.

 

 

Racial Equity Refresh

This session explores why racism exists, how racial equity is both a process and an outcome, and how our personal experiences influence the way we show up with our colleagues and partners. It is an abridged version of the Race/Equity Parts 1 & 2 sessions held in 2021, and is intended for individuals who did not attend those sessions.

June 16: 1:00PM — 3:00PM

REGISTER FOR RACIAL EQUITY REFRESH

 

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

This workshop will discuss global concepts around diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the definitions of power/privilege, microaggressions, and implicit bias. It is intended for CMF grantees that have taken earlier trainings and have started their racial equity journeys.

July 11: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

REGISTER FOR IMPLICIT BIAS AND MICROAGGRESSIONS

 

Building and Leading Inclusive Teams

Understand the leader’s role in leveraging diversity and inclusion, and the key competencies required for leading a diverse team. The workshop is intended for CMF grantees that have taken earlier trainings and have started their racial equity journeys.

The workshop will be offered on the following dates; please only register for one session.

July 15: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

REGISTER FOR BUILDING AND LEADING INCLUSIVE TEAMS

 

Equity Learning Circles

These 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, starting in September 2022. Registration information will be available in the fall.

 

Coaching

The Soar Strategies team will provide coaching to two cohorts of 6 grantee organizations – each organization will have the opportunity to talk with a Soar Strategies team member six times throughout the year as they develop racial equity assessments, action plans, and more inclusive environments for their staff and partners. Organizations in each cohort will also meet twice over the 10-month grant period to share organizational case studies and get support/advice from the Soar Strategies team. Any CMF grantee organization that has participated in any of the trainings/peer learning circles in 2021 or 2022 is eligible to apply for this coaching opportunity. Applications for the fall cohort of Race Equity Coaching will be available in November.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

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.

 

 

Direction, Alignment and Commitment

Learn a framework of leadership that enables individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results.

Each session will be divided into two parts. Participants must attend both parts.

REGISTER FOR SESSION 1 | JUNE 1 & 2, 10:00AM-12:00PM

REGISTER FOR SESSION 2 | JUNE 1 & 2, 1:00PM-3:00PM

 

Learning Agility

Learn how the best leaders extract the essential lessons within each experience and apply them to future situations.

Each session will be divided into two parts. Participants must attend both parts.

REGISTER FOR SESSION 1 | OCTOBER 18 & 19, 10:00AM-12:00PM

REGISTER FOR SESSION 2 | OCTOBER 18 & 19, 1:00PM-3:00PM

 

Questions? Please contact: Tom Fuechtmann, Senior Program Officer, at 630.654.4729

Reference Materials

Organizational Racial Equity Assessment Tool
Racial Equity Assessment Q&As
Racial Equity Part 1 | Pre-Video
Racial Equity Part 2| Pre-Video

 

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