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Advancing EDI for a More Perfect Union (May Session)

May 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm UTC


Session Dates: May 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET, and May 11, 18 from 1-5 p.m. ET

Understanding how to build an inclusive and equitable culture is the task of every leader within an organization and is essential in building a perfect union. With the backdrop of voices pushing against a ‘woke’ culture and an ever-increasing need to raise the banner for justice on every front, advancing organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is more critical than ever. The need for leaders across sectors, especially the social sector, to understand and engage the current environment is essential in creating an equitable society for all.

This journey begins by ensuring all people feel valued at work. It mandates the co-creation of an inclusive workforce that can foster a healthy, productive, and peaceful society where all people can reach their full potential. The journey continues by establishing a culture that supports equity for long-term, sustainable change by challenging the inequitable systems which marginalize, disconnect, and dismiss individuals from access and full participation in economic mobility and prosperity.

During this three-part virtual workshop presented by Social Current, participants will explore their relationships with EDI in a safe environment and make progress on developing an EDI action plan for their organizations.

Because advancing EDI requires more than just basic knowledge and the will to improve, presenters will help participants acknowledge their biases and the role of historical discrimination, non-inclusive behavioral actions, and culture in creating an unjust society. The workshop will include presentations of valuable information, facilitated discussions, and reflection opportunities.

Workshop Goals

  • Increase understanding of building an equitable and inclusive culture.
  • Understand the need to build psychological safety amongst teams, identify individual biases, and understand the role of inequitable systems.
  • Explore your relationship with EDI in a safe environment.

Who Should Participate

  • Staff responsible for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Human resources professionals
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Executives
  • Board members
  • Executive search firms


Jerica Broeckling

EDI Consultant
Social Current

Romero Davis

Romero Davis

Senior Program Manager
Social Current

Undraye Howard

Undraye Howard, PhD

Vice President of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement
Social Current

Phyllis Richards

Phyllis Richards

Director of EDI and Research
Social Current

Deb Smith

Executive Coordinator for the President/CEO
Program Manager, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Social Current


Sheryl White, PhD

Vice President of Training and Organizational Development
Neighborhood House Association