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Rethinking DEI & Board Recruitment: Shifting the Focus From Individuals to the Collective

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Over the last few years, more and more nonprofit organizations have embraced the idea of building diverse boards of directors. When those nonprofits move beyond the idea to action, they often start with the question of “What diversity do we lack and who do we know that can add that diversity?” In this session, we’ll share a tool that helps organizations start with a different set of questions: What does our board need to accomplish in the next 1-3 years? And, do we have the people we need in order to accomplish these goals? The tool will then help participants think through how to answer these questions in ways that lead to not only greater diversity, but also greater board effectiveness and impact. Issues of tokenization and marginalization that so often occur in Board Diversity efforts will also be explored. In their organizational teams, participants will practice using the tool and receive coaching from their peers and workshop facilitators.