This course provides an in-depth understanding of the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in nonprofit meetings and other social interactions and focuses on the tools, skills and strategies needed to efficiently incorporate these concepts into their design and facilitation. The coursework will help students develop DEI-focused skills to plan meetings, get the right voices in the room, and guide conversations toward meaningful goals, understand the role race, gender, power, and privilege play in meetings, and how one can wield power to create more inclusive meeting that unlock everyone’s gifts and contributions. The course is designed as a space for individuals interested in acquiring facilitation practical skills that have DEI front and center whether they are already involved with a nonprofit or are exploring a career in this sector.
- Students will learn how to use the “purpose, outcome, and process” (P.O.P) format to design an upcoming meeting.
- Understand the power and privilege of facilitation by reflecting on identify and lived experiences and how it shapes their approach to designing inclusive meetings.
- Students learn about strategies for interrupting power dynamics during meetings.
- Design methods to fostering an inclusive work environment