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Webinar: Diversity and Race Equity for Boards of Directors

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM) (EST)
Event Details

Session 1: 11am-12:30pm ET 

BREAK 12:30-2pm ET

Session 2: 2-3:30pm ET 

Boards of Directors value the diversity of thought and leadership that its members bring to the governance table, but research shows that as much as 90% of boards are demographically white. This creates a racial leadership gap that may create blind spots in leadership and reduce problem solving and critical strategic thinking. Valuing a diverse board needs to be advanced into action that boards can become more equipped to lead their organizations towards a race equity culture. This class will review national and Oklahoma-based research on board diversity and share the practical steps a board can take to become more committed, more knowledgeable, and more skilled in analyzing race, racism, and race equity and in placing these issues at the forefront of organizational and operational strategy.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Use the language of diversity, in particularly why race equity matters to boards of directors. 
  • Become more comfortable discussing matters of race at the board level and possess a commitment to diverse representation. 
  • Identify steps to commit to building a diverse and equitable centered board that can hold the organization accountable for its race equity culture.

Offered by our partner, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

About the Presenter

Janetta Cravens has been helping nonprofit leaders and executives communicate the big-picture about themselves and their organizations for more than 20 years. She is a BoardSource certified trained consultant in board governance, and a licensed consultant with the Standards for Excellence program, the nation’s leading resource in nonprofit best practices. She is also a member of the Standards for Excellence Council for the national Standards for Excellence Institute. 

By profession, Janetta is an executive coach, organizational developer, ordained minister, and community organizer who built her career working at the intersection of social justice and community change. In practice she is a mentor, leader, instructor, and analyst that believes in every person and organization with whom she works. Her work around diversity, equity, inclusion, and inter-religious awareness has helped hundreds of nonprofit leaders become more effective in reaching their clients and expanding their mission. 

As the Vice President of Programs for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, she oversees the consulting, professional development, and membership programs the Center offers to the 18,000 nonprofits throughout the state. She is a frequent consultant, speaker, and instructor for nonprofit professionals and boards of directors on topics of leadership and organizational development, fundraising and grant writing, nonprofit ethics and board governance, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and strategic and action planning.


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