DEI Training Series – The Reckoning, Session I

Date March 23, 2021
Location Zoom
Time NOON - 3 PM (CDT)

The Reckoning Series – An in-depth executive DEI training

This DEI training program, designed exclusively for CREW Network, is an honest and affirming exploration of the designed and disguised systemic barriers to belonging that have normalized inequities and exclusionary practices responsible for marginalization and underrepresentation.

In this three-part training series, you will:

  • take a deep dive into what diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion are
  • learn how these seemingly separate concepts are actually parts of a greater whole
  • learn about the Ethos and strategic steps to support people in building empathy, actively listening, having difficult conversations, and leaning in with humility
  • understand the systems of oppression that keep us separated from each other, prevent us from having true belonging, and continue to cause inequities
  • learn the role that we all play in making that whole a reality for ourselves, our group/organizational contexts, and our clients
  • reckon with your role in perpetuating systems of oppression and opportunities to dismantle the systems
Registration details
  • Limited to a cohort of 75 participants
  • $250 registration fee includes all three sessions, the video recordings and training materials

Virtual Program Policies and FAQ

Defining a Culture of Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion

March 23, 12-3 p.m. (CST)

Gain a deeper understanding of the culture that equity requires within your organization. You will leave this session a DEI roadmap and key strategies that will support your organization in creating, establishing and actualizing DEI milestones.

Cultivating a Why: DEI Communication

April 13, 12-3 p.m. (CST)

Learn key strategies to support movement through DEI strategies and initiatives. DEI work requires key communications to individuals across all parts of an organization. One of the most important communications to staff and boards is a clear “WHY.” A WHY statement helps others understand why your organization is invested in DEI and equally important--why your leadership is invested in DEI. You will leave the session with communication strategies and a draft WHY statement.

Sustaining DEI Work and Creating Accountability

May 4, 12-3 p.m. (CST)

Learn key strategies to embed and operationalize DEI within your organization. You will leave this session with strategies on creating internal accountability and alignment. Additionally, you will learn key strategies to foster immediate cultures of belonging and inclusion within your organization.




Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson

Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, President & Co-Founder, DEEP

Dr. Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge of culture and adult development to transform organizational and school cultures on issues of equity; change management and re-design. Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and as system level leadership lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

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