An Inclusiveness Committee is the mechanism by which inclusiveness work will get done in your organization. As leader of that committee, it is important that you feel supported and empowered in your role. This series of workshops gives you the opportunity to learn about promising practices in the field, develop new skills, and share ideas with other inclusiveness committee chairs.
No matter where your organization is in bringing inclusiveness into practice, these sessions will help build your capacity as a chairperson.
The schedule of meetings in this series is as follows:
January 17, 2013: Culture, Courage, and Conversation -- building capacity to have healthy and productive conversations related to inclusiveness, racial equity, and other relevant issues; using dialogue as a tool for understanding; exploring the norms that govern organizational cultures; navigating blow-ups; role of white allies. See Notes from this session.
March 21, 2013: Inclusiveness Training Plans. See Notes from this session.
May 16, 2013: Beyond Training: Creative Ideas for Integrating Inclusiveness. See Notes from this session.
September 19, 2013: Hire, Recruit, and Retain Using an Inclusiveness Lens. See Notes from this seccion.
November 14, 2013: Topic TBA
The sessions are held from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at various host organizations. To receive notification of future sessions, contact Christopher Brunson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 303.300.1790 x147.
This series actually started in November of 2012 with a session titled "Leading an Inclusiveness Process: Tools for the Inspired Changemaker."Participants came together to talk about: recruiting and empowering committee members; staying motivated and energized; moving through challenges with grace; communicating about inclusiveness work; and passing the baton. See Notes from this session.
For more information about inclusiveness committees, please check out others resources on this website:
- Roles and Responsibilities of an Inclusiveness Committee
- Composition of an Inclusiveness Committee
- Asking People to Serve on Your Inclusiveness Committee
- Committee Chairperson
- Forming Your Inclusiveness Committee Worksheet
- Sample Job Description for Inclusiveness Committee Members
- The Evolving Role of the Inclusiveness Committee