The guidance and support this cohort offered has only increased my awareness and dedication to the principals of DEIJ because it now feels more attainable. . . I now feel like this work can be done and have some skills and ability to make progress towards equity and inclusion. ~2021/22 DEI Cohort participant
The collective impact of this cohort, guided by the excellent team at Capacity Building Partnerships, has brought the power of humility, deep listening and courageous candor into focus as I engage in conversations on justice and leadership." ~Jessica McDonald, The Confluence DEI Cohort, Executive Director Greenbelt Land Trust
Over this last period of time, we’ve experienced a monumental convergence of events that will have lasting impacts on our communities, organizations, and our leadership for years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic, the movement for racial justice and Black Lives, increased poverty and despair, threats to human rights, the climate crisis and growing political polarization all present urgent calls to action. As leaders, many of us are struggling to reimagine how we will lead through this complexity to contribute to a more just and equitable world.
In response to current challenges to leadership, Capacity Building Partnerships is launching its Transformational Leadership Program. This nine-month, multi-faceted engagement is designed to bring organizational and company leaders together to build a supportive learning community and seed the kind of leadership that will foster and sustain DEIJ efforts for the future.
BUILD YOUR DEI LEADERSHIP
The Transformational Leadership Program is a culmination of Capacity Building Partnerships’ collective experience working with hundreds of leaders to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in their organizations. Leaders who engage in this experience enhance their skillset, deepen their DEIJ analysis and shift their mindset to more effectively integrate DEIJ into the fabric of their organizations.
THE COHORT IS INTENDED TO CREATE SPACE FOR THESE OUTCOMES:
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This Cohort is designed with executives and/or system-wide leaders in mind. This includes people who have been charged with leading DEIJ initiatives and efforts (“DEI Officers”). Our goal is to decrease isolation by connecting folks to people who might be facing similar leadership challenges associated with their roles in their organizations. Our expectation is that all participants will have substantial decision-making authority around DEIJ in their organizations.
If you are unsure if your position qualifies, get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you.
The small group learning, and individual coaching were incredibly helpful and supportive. The exchange of ideas and perspectives was very motivating. ~2021/22 DEI Cohort participant
What participants receive:
Anticipated commitment beyond scheduled sessions:
All sessions will be held via Zoom. We use breakout rooms, full group discussions, and interactive tools to improve the online experience and keep engagement high.
In addition to the elements and resources listed above, we will facilitate participant connections and learning partnerships where there is interest. These opportunities will be optional and designed with the participants in mind.