Year two of a peer learning cohort offered by The Nonprofit Association of Oregon in partnership with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation


What does it look like to practice and lead equity and inclusion within our nonprofits? How do we transcend histories of bias and privilege that create disparate outcomes in society and in the nonprofit sector?

The dynamic leadership needed to create and maintain equitable and inclusive service delivery, management and governance systems is often a daunting and long-term endeavor. Learning together within an environment of trust, mutual awareness and support is critical for success.

The Leading for Equity and Inclusion cohort will convene Executive Directors of Oregon nonprofits over 6 months to develop and refine leadership skills in a supportive environment. We will engage in regular, direct and honest conversations about how to lead, integrate and practice equity, inclusion and systemic change within nonprofit organizations.

AS A COHORT PARTICIPANT YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO

  • Increase your awareness of disparities and the impacts of institutionalized inequity locally and within your nonprofit subsector
  • Understand cultural norms and build capacity to manage biases in the workplace (including your own)
  • Lead equity and inclusion change efforts
  • Utilize feedback from colleagues for your growth and capacity development
  • Apply an equity lens to organizational policies and practices
  • Develop specific leadership strategies to navigate differences and address dynamics of oppression, power and privilege

SESSION TOPICS

  • Equity and Inclusion Core Competencies and Frameworks
  • Self Governance and Aligning Our Behavior with our Equity and Inclusion Values
  • Understanding Other Cultures and Navigating Difference, Power, Privilege and Oppression
  • Building Compelling, Inclusive and Equitable Work Environments
  • Leading Change Informed by History - Fair Housing Council Tour
  • Advancing Equity and Inclusion - Practical Application

PROGRAM COMPONENTS & COMMITMENT

Session: Dates: Location:
Session 1: March 25 TBA (Portland)
Session 2: April 22 TBA (Portland)
Session 3: May 20 TBA (Portland)
Session 4: June 10 TBA (Portland)
Session 5: August 26 TBA (Portland)
Session 6: September 23 TBA (Portland)

As a participant, you will be matched with one of the cohort faculty as a coach. Coaching will take place between sessions, and will help participants implement their learning into their organizations. You will develop a project that assists your organization in furthering its equity objectives. Attendance is required at all sessions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This cohort is designed to support nonprofit Executive Directors in becoming transformational leaders building equity and inclusion within their organizations. We welcome applications from Executive Directors or similar executive positions within Oregon 501(c)(3)s.

COHORT PROGRAM FEES
Participant fees are on a sliding scale depending on budget size, and are subsidized thanks to our partnership with the Paul G. Allen Foundation. A 1-year membership (or 1-year extension for current members) is included. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please inquire.

Organization Size: Total Cost:
Less than $50,000 $225
$50,001 - $100,000 $425
$100,001 - $250,000 $625
$250,001 - $500,000 $825
$500,001 - $1,000,000 $1,025
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000 $1,225
Over $5,000,000 $1,700

TO APPLY
To apply, download and fill out the application: Word Version / PDF Version
Applications are due March 11, 2016

CONTACT
For more information contact Alexis Millett at
503-239-4001 ext 115, amillett@nonprofitoregon.org

COHORT FACULTY
The core faculty and designers of this cohort:

  • Cliff Jones
  • María Lisa Johnson
  • Edith Molina

For a detailed biography of each cohort faculty, download bio sheet.