Nonprofits, by their nature and design, serve diverse groups and needs. But, while we often talk about inclusion, diversity, and equity as being highly valued, putting these values into practice can be very difficult for many nonprofits. And while our organizations understand the need to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, our results usually fall far short. Whether it is the leadership at the top, board members, staff or clients, we still have significant gaps between where we are today and where we intended to be. A number of recent surveys and studies have brought to light scientific proof that these gaps are systemic.
Please join Lynn Ivey for a session that addresses diversity deficits and how to combat them, not just in the causes you address but also among the very individuals who do the work every day – your staff and volunteers. She will first help you identify where to begin; then she will help you determine how to carry out the changes that are needed; and finally, she will help you take the leap and implement change – with intention, sensitivity and commitment.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Understanding where we stand today as a sector
- Assessing our organization’s current diversity strengths and challenges
- Steps to take to cultivate a diverse talent pipeline
- Strategies for fostering a culture of inclusion
- Understanding implicit and unconscious biases
- The many dimensions of diversity
- Improving outreach strategies to diverse groups
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Eliminating Diversity Deficits: Improving Representation, Inclusion and Equity at Every Step” is Lynn Ivey. Ms. Ivey is a consultant to nonprofit organizations. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes prior nonprofit positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including that of the administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs. In addition, she has held a variety of other nonprofit positions including: director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, and preschool director. Ms. Ivey holds licenses as a social worker and long-term care administrator. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, Ms. Ivey is a sought-after speaker and has presented at many national and state conferences, and regional meetings. Ms. Ivey has also served as a clinical instructor and staff trainer. Ms. Ivey also has a wealth of experience as a volunteer. Her volunteer experiences include: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. Most recently she has held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.