Building Your Best Board: Achieving Real Diversity and Inclusion (Chicago)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Forefront Large Conference Room
208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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You’ve made the business case for diversity, and your board understands its value, yet your board continues to struggle to achieve meaningful and lasting diversity and inclusion. Whether you face challenges with recruiting the right talent, heightening their engagement, and/or retaining and preparing diverse candidates for leadership roles, you know that you need to do something different to reach your diversity goals. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the structural, cultural, and emotional barriers that exist on nonprofit boards when it comes to building greater diversity among members, and we will walk through the steps to break through these barriers. Through highlighted case studies and peer discussion, we will explore how to:
•    Identify a board’s strengths and weaknesses in functional and social inclusion  
•    Understand the barriers to greater diversity and inclusion that may exist on your board
•    Identify how to breakthrough these barriers and who should lead the process
•    Explore an approach to action-planning for real board diversity and inclusion

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit board members and nonprofit staff who engage with the board.

This workshop is part of a 4-program series. Register for all four workshops here, and receive a 20% discount off the single-workshop price.

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