NEW has broadened its offerings to assist nonprofit organizations working to promote and build diversity, inclusion and equity, through our new Catalysts for Change program. To help nonprofit boards effectively advance their missions, NEW works with organizations to ensure their leadership is representative and inclusive of the communities they serve. NEW addresses issues of diversity and inclusion on the individual, organizational and sector-wide levels.
For more information on the new Catalysts for Change Program or to register for a workshop please call (734) 998-0160 ext. 223 or email email@example.com.
Offerings will include:
Cultural fluency takes the individual beyond a level of competence towards building the internal capacity to nimbly and effectively operate within multiple contexts of cultural difference. These two workshops will explore the connections between our own individual identities and behavior, and the systems of power, privilege and oppression that play out in our organizations and the broader society.
By gaining a deeper and more holistic understanding of their own internal social identities, interpersonal interactions across cultures, changing multicultural communities, and the systems and institutions that perpetuate and reinforce oppression, attendees will clarify their individual role in fostering inclusive environments. Participants will return to their boards with an enhanced ability to support their fellow board members across all differences to achieve their organizational missions, advance inclusion and equity in their organizations, and create social change.
“I would cut to the chase and say that none of the laudable goals related to diversity are possible until foundation and nonprofit boards become more diverse. Boards themselves have to commit to changing and become more diverse. While boards are becoming somewhat more diverse, there is much room for improvement.”
– John Morning, trustee, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.