Board Fundamentals: Board Diversity and Inclusion

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April 12, 2019 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Build strong diversity practices for your board

Board Fundamentals: Board Diversity and Inclusion equips board members with tools to create a culture that actively embraces a spectrum of voices and lived experiences.

In this half-day workshop, program participants learn key concepts, and strategies for creating diversity on their board.

Is this workshop right for you?

Not-for-profit board members and executive directors who want to increase diversity and inclusion in their board but are not sure where to start.

Program Details

Date & Time: April 12, 2019 l 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Member- $95.00; Non-member- $110.00

Benefits

This three-hour workshop equips participants with:

  • Skills and tools to bring diversity and inclusion practices into their boards
  • Processes to encourage diversity and inclusivity through recruitment, open meetings, planning, and engagement
  • Develop self-awareness and knowledge about diversity, inclusion and the impact of privilege on not-for-profit governance and leadership

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the benefits to their community in creating more diversity
  • Build confidence in using strategies to engage more diversity
  • Apply skills to embrace diversity across teams in their community organization
  • Recognize cultural competency challenges in their organization and identify steps required to build and sustain diversity and inclusion actions in their work
  • Lead conversations about diversity and inclusion in their organizations

Topics covered

  • Benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive board
  • Key concepts: diversity, inclusion, and privilege
  • First/next steps in creating an inclusive culture
  • Developing and integrating diversity/inclusion into board/organizational policies

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Date: April 12, 2019 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location:
Vantage Point
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
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Facilitator

Nav Nagra

Nav is the Education Events Coordinator at Vantage Point, an Editor at Room Magazine and a board member of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. She completed an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing at Douglas College and an undergrad in English and Communications at Simon Fraser University. Last year, Nav worked as part of the Programming Committee at Room Magazine’s Growing Room festival to ensure goals of diversity and inclusion were succeeded. She also consults when needed on Equity and Inclusion committees and communications.
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Prairie Chiu

Prairie Chiu is a facilitator at Vantage Point

Prairie received her clinical training from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA, and spent 8 years providing psychotherapy to diverse clients in various community mental health settings before transitioning into organizational and community development roles. Most recently, Prairie worked as Equity and Inclusion Project Manager in Seattle, WA, managing organizational change initiatives for a 600+ employee non-profit agency. Prairie has developed and facilitated numerous anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion trainings, and helped guide agencies in diversity and inclusion best practices. Prairie specializes in minority mental health and is registered with the BC College of Social Workers.

Contact

info@thevantagepoint.ca
t: 604 875 9144
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5

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