Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle, 2021-2022
The nonprofit sector, like the rest of our country, faces a big challenge when it comes to racial equity. We continue to grapple with three pandemics – COVID-19, economic insecurity, and racist
violence. White America is waking up to the impact of structural racism like never before while BIPOC are exhausted from the trauma of racism, grief and loss. Now more than ever, we must face the impact of racism and white supremacy on our missions, but many leaders struggle to have
open, honest conversations about it. And what happens after the conversations? How do we build authentic relationships across race? Address the inequitable practices of board and staff leaders of
our organizations? Transform the systemic racial inequities in the mission-driven organizations we love so that everyone feels welcome, cared for, and experiences a deep sense of belonging?
People of Color and White Executive Directors and other senior non-profit leaders with a demonstrated commitment to creating racial equity within their institution are invited to participate.
The Transformative Approach
In its 5th year, The Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle (SLLC) is a safe and trusted container
for leaders to bring their most vexing diversity, inclusion and racial equity challenges. We learn and
apply organizational change tools. We unpack the biases we carry that get in the way of leading this
work even more powerfully. We have separate caucus time for the White and People of Color
leaders to unpack the differing personal and professional challenges each group faces leading racebased organizational transformation work. In addition to being in a peer learning community,
participants have accountability buddies, take a personal Racial Equity Leader 360 assessment, and
receive two private coaching sessions.
1. A deeper understanding of their identity as values-driven leaders who can articulate and
drive a racial equity vision in their organizations.
2. Increased understanding of how internalized racial oppression and internalized racial
superiority affect behavior and others’ perceptions of them as leaders.
3. Pathways to action towards more diverse, inclusive and racially equitable organizations.
4. Skills that support an increased ability to tolerate discomfort when engaging in authentic
racial equity work.
5. A learning community of like-minded leaders who can provide support and accountability
to one another.
Admission & Cost:
The 2021-22 Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle Application cost is $3,000 for orgs with a budget under $10M, $4,000 for orgs with a budget $10-50M, $5,000 for orgs with a budget of $50M+. We have limited scholarship funds available to ensure that no one is turned away for financial reasons and to promote an equitable fee process.
Sessions will be held on the following Fridays. Due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, our sessions will take place by Zoom. Limited and safely distanced in-person opportunities may become available later in the season.
September 17, 2021 | 8:30am - 12pm
September 24, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12pm*
October 15, 2021 | 8:30am - 12pm
November 19, 2021 | 8:30am - 12pm
December 17, 2021 | 8:30am - 12pm
January 21, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm
February 18, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm
March 18, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm
April 22, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm
May 20, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm
June 17, 2022 | 8:30am - 12pm