- Create a network of racial equity specialists and leaders seeking to connect to a deeper purpose within ourselves and to create community with each other
- Create a space to reflect and learn from each other and to craft approaches to the challenges of advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) within our institutions
- Sharpen our collective analysis and understanding of how to operationalize racial equity in different sectors
- Acquire tools, resources, and knowledge to advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) -- personally, institutionally, and in our communities
- Apply the knowledge we gain and create action plans to move our institutions on racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI)
What will you get out of participating in the REAI?
- A space to learn from each other and to craft and try out approaches to the challenge of advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) within our institutions
- Opportunity to meet like-minded specialists and leaders across sectors to build a network of colleagues and create community with each other for support and advice
- Hear from field leaders and community experts across multiple sectors on REDI
- Tools, resources, and knowledge to advance REDI--personally, institutionally, and in our communities
- 1:1 coaching with Alice Y. Hom, NCG Director, Equity and Social Justice
- A shift in your personal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural perspectives on REDI
- Opportunity to create an institutional Racial Equity Action Plan to move REDI efforts based on your respective situation
We’re looking for people who:
- Are responsible for the implementation of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) efforts at their current institution and have a minimum of 2 years of overall experience working on these issues;
- Understand their institution’s operations, systems, programs, and leadership structure, and have a level of influence/authority to introduce new ideas, programs, etc;
- Embrace reflection and are open to being challenged/inspired by new/different ideas on practicing REDI work;
- Seek a space to connect with others for support, to build relationships, and to problem-solve on REDI challenges.
Our ideal cohort will be comprised of 20 people representing a broad range of demographics within the business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors. We are intentional about creating a space where people whose lived experiences informs their understanding of racial equity as it's playing out today and encourage them to apply.